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Enwezor, Okwui

LC control no.n 98013647
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Personal name headingEnwezor, Okwui
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Variant(s)Enwezor, Okwuchukwu Emmanuel
Associated countryNigeria United States
LocatedEnugu (Nigeria) Bronx (New York, N.Y.) Manhattan (New York, N.Y.)
Birth date1963-10-23
Death date2019-03-15
Place of birthCalabar (Nigeria)
Place of deathMunich (Germany)
Field of activityArt, African
AffiliationHaus der Kunst Mùˆnchen
Documenta (Exhibition) (11th : 2002 : Kassel, Germany)
New Jersey City University San Francisco Art Institute
Profession or occupationArt museum curators Art critics Authors
Found inIn/sight, c1996: jkt., etc. (Okwui Enwezor)
Events of the self, 2010: t.p. (Okwui Enwezor) p. 395 (curator, writer and critic; founding editor of Nka: journal of contemporary African art; served as dean of academic affairs, San Francisco Art Institute)
Dictionary of African Biography, accessed January 17, 2015, via Oxford African American Studies Center database: (Enwezor, Okwui; art museum curator, administrator, art critic, educator; born 23 October 1963 in Kalaba, Nigeria; BA in political science from New Jersey City University (1987); organized a major exhibition as co-curator and editor of catalog, In-sight: African photographers, 1940 to the present for the Guggenheim Museum in New York City (1996); published African artists' exhibits in Independence and Liberation Movements in Africa, 1945-1994; his most prominent project was the Documenta 11 held in Kassel, Germany (2002); was appointed dean of academic affairs and senior vice president of the San Francisco Art Institute in California (2010); honors include, the International Photography Book of the Year Award, prizes from the Ford Foundation, the Rockefeller Foundation, the Prince Claus Fund for Culture and Development, the International Art Critics Association, and the Peter Norton Curatorial Award (1998))
New York times WWW site, viewed Mar. 19, 2019 (in obituary published Mar. 18: Okwui Enwezor; b. Okwuchukwu Emmanuel Enwezor, Oct. 23, 1963, Calabar, Nigeria; during the Biafran war of 1967-70, he and his family were forced to move dozens of times, settling at last in the eastern city of Enugu; began his university career in Nigeria before moving to the United States in 1982, living in the Bronx; after graduating, moved to downtown Manhattan; d. Friday [Mar. 15, 2019], Munich, aged 55; influential Nigerian curator whose large-scale exhibitions displaced European and American art from its central position as he forged a new approach to art for a global age)
Associated languageeng