Okwui Enwezor

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Okwui Enwezor
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Born
Okwuchukwu Emmanuel Enwezor

(1963-10-23)23 October 1963
Died15 March 2019(2019-03-15) (aged 55)
NationalityNigerian
OccupationCurator
Spouse(s)Jill S Davis, Muna El Fituri
ChildrenUchenna Soraya Enwezor
RelativesBernadette Enwezor (mother)

Okwui Enwezor (23 October 1963 – 15 March 2019)[1][2] was a Nigerian curator, art critic, writer, poet, and educator. He lived in New York City[3] and Munich.

In 2014, he was ranked 24 in the ArtReview list of the 100 most powerful people of the art world.[4]

His writings have appeared in many journals, catalogs, books, and magazines including: Third Text, Documents, Texte zur Kunst, Grand Street, Parkett, Artforum, Frieze, Art Journal, Research in African Literatures, Index on Censorship, Engage, Glendora, and Atlantica.

In June 2018, Enwezor was diagnosed with colorectal cancer.[5] He died on 15 March 2019 in Munich from the disease at the age of 55.[1]

References[change | change source]

  1. 1.0 1.1 The Editors of ARTnews (2019-03-15). "Okwui Enwezor, Pivotal Curator of Contemporary Art, Is Dead at 55". ARTnews. Retrieved 2019-03-15.
  2. "Interview With Okwui Enwezor, part 2 | BaseNow". web.archive.org. 2012-03-08. Retrieved 2019-03-16.
  3. Rutger Pontzen, "I have a global antenna" (Interview with Okwui Enwezor), in Virtual Museum Of Contemporary African Art.
  4. "2014 POWER 100". Art Review. Archived from the original on 29 June 2015. Retrieved 23 January 2015.
  5. ""It's An Insult, Yes": Okwui Enwezor on his Ignominious Farewell from Munich - Frontpage - e-flux conversations". conversations.e-flux.com. Retrieved 2019-03-15.