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us: Enwezor, Okwui


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    • Birth Date

        (edtf) 1963-10-23
    • Birth Place

        Kalaba (Nigeria)
    • Associated Locale

        United States
    • Has Affiliation

        • Organization: (naf) New Jersey City University
        • Organization: (naf) San Francisco Art Institute
    • Gender

        male
    • Field of Activity

        (lcsh) Art, African
      • Occupation

          (lcsh) Art museum curators
            (lcsh) Critics
              (lcsh) Authors
          • Sources

            • found: In/sight, c1996: jkt., etc. (Okwui Enwezor)
            • found: 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)
            • found: 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))
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