Born and raised in the Bay Area, California, Angela Black grew up in a lively Scottish-Salvadoran-American household. In 2020, she graduated from Stanford University with Honors in Comparative Literature and French. As an undergrad, Angela focused her research on the intersection of literature and visual art, usually bridging the two with a shared philosophy. Now at HILI, Angela is centering her studies on visual art while maintaining the intersectional highlight. Her current research investigates how the Anglo-Irish artist Francis Bacon used the ideas of Friedrich Nietzsche in his methods and final paintings. Angela will likely pursue a PhD in Art History after completing her Master 2 here in France.
In her free time, Angela runs a literary and arts magazine, chases techno, spends as much time as possible in the independent theaters of the 5th arrondissement, and simply can't help but write poetry and make iPhone short films.