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Keith Piper
Dates: born 1960
Biographical Account:

Keith Piper is an artist and curator. He was born in Malta in 1960 and raised in Birmingham. He studied art at Trent Polytechnic and later at The Royal College of Art.


Piper was a founder member of the BLK Art Group, a group of students who organised a series of exhibitions of young Black British artists. The BLK Art Group are referenced today as a key contributor to what has come to be known as ‘the black arts movement’ of 1980s Britain. Their work raised the profile of black artists, who up until then had received little acknowledgement.

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