Norman Teague is a Chicago-based artist and designer who is changing the field for young Black creatives. Teague’s community-based practice addresses systemic inequities and the complexities of urban experience through design, pedagogy, and collaboration. The co-founder of blkHaUs Studios and founder of Norman Teague Design Studios, Teague will represent the United States in a group exhibition at the 2023 Venice Architecture Biennale.
Join us for a conversation between Teague and Sam Adams, Ellen Johnson ’33 Assistant Curator of Modern and Contemporary Art. Following the talk, Teague will inscribe Africana Rocking Chair, a recent Allen acquisition featured in the exhibition Like a Good Armchair.
Artwork credit: Norman Teague (American, b. 1968), Africana Rocking Chair, 2020. Solid basswood, leather seat. Oberlin Friends of Art Fund, 2022.32A-B.