Artists pushing boundaries of form and content
Nigger/Queer/Cunt: an exhibition about difficult words, 2014
Anthony Julius Williams is a performance artist and civic shaman based in the San Francisco Bay Area. He combines theater, dance, music and video to expose and explore issues of social justice and sustainable communities. He approaches issues from an integral viewpoint that transcends the postmodern aesthetics of fragmentation and insists on a holistic vision of art that equally values spiritual experience, embodied reality, cultural work and systemic analysis.
Anthony has appeared in over thirty theatrical productions across the country including Angels in America, The Tempest, and Death of a Salesman, while his local projects have drawn attention from SF Weekly, ABC 7 News, KPFA-FM and KPOO-FM. His work has been funded by the San Francisco Arts Commission, The Zellerbach Family Foundation and Theatre Bay Area CA$H, among others.
Anthony is the Founder and Artistic Director of The Iruke Project, as well as an arts educator who has designed and taught workshops at Saybrook University, John F. Kennedy University, Berkeley City College, SomArts Cultural Center, Red Poppy Art House, Ninth Street Independent Film Center and the Bayview Assoication for Youth. Local institutional partners have included Shakespeare & Company Books, Longfellow Middle School, Luggage Store Gallery, Progressive Grounds Café, SQFT and San Francisco AIDS Foundation.