Qanita Lilla

Qanita Lilla

Assistant Professor

Film and Media / Agnes Etherington Art Centre

Arts and Science


Dr Qanita Lilla is a South African curator, researcher and writer with a PhD in Visual Arts from Stellenbosch University. She is currently Associate Curator, Arts of Africa at Agnes Etherington Art Center, Queens University situated on Anishinaabe and Haudenosaunee Territory. At Agnes, Qanita cares for the Lang Collection of African Art, one of the largest collections of its kind in Canada. She is interested the life and after-life of objects in collections, representations of racialised minorities and depictions of traumatic histories. Qanita is the curator of With Opened Mouths and the associated podcast. She has published in various peer-reviewed publications and has also contributed book chapters to anthologies.