Toronto based writer and curator, Letticia Cosbert Miller, is Gallery 44’s 2020-21 Writer-in-Residence. This annual program provides a platform for emergent conversations in the expanded field of photography and lens based media. Throughout the year Cosbert Miller will publish four texts that explore the liberties and limitations of water as it is refracted through Black visual culture. Her first essay, Swimming up a Dark Tunnel, will be published on the gallery’s website on December 17th. In January 2021, her residency extends to the physical space of Gallery 44’s vitrines, where the writer engages the three dimensional exhibition space to further probe our relationship to water, swimming and concepts of leisure time through images, objects and text.
Watch for her second essay that will be published this March.
Letticia Cosbert Miller is a Toronto-based writer, curator and researcher, and the current Director of Koffler.Digital at the Koffler Centre of the Arts. Letticia holds a B.A. in Classics from the University of Toronto, and an M.A. from Western University, where she specialized in erotic Latin poetry.
As a writer, Cosbert Miller often works in dialogue with historical, mythological or philosophical tropes from the western classical tradition, interrogating its cultural proliferation. Her current research interests lie within the reception of Classics in Black diasporic contemporary culture, with particular regard for the application and evaluation of Classical ideas in visual and performance art, film, literature and critical theory.