Speaker Announcement – MFA Student and Performance Artist Quinn Hunter

We are thrilled that Quinn Alexandria Hunter will join #TEDxOhioUniversity. A sculptor and performance artist who works primarily with hair and the African American female body as material, she completed her MFA at Ohio University. Using hair weave, a material that is culturally, socially, and physically connected to the Black female body to make her objects, she is connecting the Black female labor and pain to a space and time that it is contemporarily being erased. Through making Hunter remembers them and is re-inscribing their labor back into place in the heart of Appalachia where the underground railroad once ran.