(1949 on) – Artist
Rita Keegan is an American-born artist, lecturer and archivist, based in England since the late 1970s. She is a multimedia artist whose work uses video and digital technologies. Keegan is best known for her involvement with in the UK’s Black Arts Movement in the 1980s and her work documenting artists of colour in Britain.
Rita is one of the wisest women I know and one who has been largely overlooked and yet has contributed so much to the arts and for minoritized artists as founder of The Women’s Slide Library, AAVAA and Brixton Art Gallery.