Anthea is an artist, a teacher, a play facilitator, a lifelong learner, runner and a bad singer who started an experimental choir. Anthea wears many hats, but her main interest lies in designing informal and experimental social experiences, where people can connect, create and play. In 2008 she completed her Masters at Wits with a focus on play and performance in public space. In 2013 she won the Standard Bank Young Artist Award for Performance Art (inaugural) where she created her “Vs.” series, which embraced failure and reimagined winning as the act of learning itself. She has traveled widely as an artist and play facilitator. In May 2015 she participated in the Johannesburg Pavilion residency at the 56th Venice Biennale. In April 2017 Anthea was the keynote speaker for CounterPlay festival in Denmark and more recently she was a resident artist and researcher at The Capital of Children as part of the LEGO Foundation in Denmark. In August 2018, Anthea will be participating in the traveling residency History will be kind to me for I intend to perform it where she has been commissioned to create three new performances for performance art festivals in Finland, Sweden, and Norway. Most recently Anthea has won a studentship at Northumbria University in Newcastle to complete a 3-year practice-led PhD with a specific focus on sport, play and contemporary performance looking at the games people play in the global north vs the global south. Anthea lives, learns, works and plays (for the most part) in Johannesburg, South Africa.