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Part of the series Graphic Liberation: Perspectives on Image Making and Political Movements

Organized by Josh MacPhee, the 2021/22 Christian A. Johnson Endeavor Foundation Artist-in-Residence in the Department of Art and Art History at Colgate University.

Judy Seidman was born in Norwalk, Connecticut, USA in 1951. She attended Achimota secondary school in Ghana and the University of Wisconsin, Madison receiving a BA in sociology, and an MFA in 1972.  Since then she has worked as an artist and cultural activist within South Africa’s liberation movement, in Zambia, Swaziland and Botswana.  In Gaborone she was a member of Medu Art Ensemble, an art-making collective aimed at creating culture within the liberation struggle in South Africa. Seidman moved to Johannesburg in 1990, where she still lives and paints today.  Since 2007, she has facilitated art-making workshops that use the visual arts to explore personal histories and social awareness. She has written extensively on the South African poster movement, and the arts and culture within the liberation struggle.

Presented by the Art and Art History Department and the Christian A. Johnson Foundation.

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