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ID: 500486505
Page Link: http://vocab.getty.edu/page/ulan/500486505

 

Record Type: Person
Enwezor, Okwui (Nigerian curator and administrator, 1963-2019)

Note: 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). He was co-founder of Nka, a magazine of contemporary African art.
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Names:
Enwezor, Okwui (preferred,V,index,LC)
Okwui Enwezor (V,display)
Enwezor, Okwuchukwu Emmanuel (VFN)

Nationalities:
Nigerian (preferred)

Roles:
curator (preferred)
administrator
educator

Gender: male

Birth and Death Places:
Born:  Calabar (Cross River, Nigeria) (inhabited place)
Died:  Munich (Bavaria, Germany) (inhabited place)

Related People or Corporate Bodies:
administrator of ....  Haus der Kunst  
..............................  (German repository, Munich, contemporary) [500303308]
administrator of ....  San Francisco Art Institute  
..............................  (American art school, founded 1871) [500486506]

List/Hierarchical Position:
 ....  Non-Artists
 ........  Enwezor, Okwui (I)

Biographies:
(Nigerian curator and administrator, 1963-2019) ..... [VP Preferred]

Additional Names:

Sources and Contributors:
Enwezor, Okwuchukwu Emmanuel ........ [VP]
.........................................................  New York Times [online] (2000-) obit.
Enwezor, Okwui ........ [VP Preferred]
..............................  Library of Congress Authorities online (2002-) n 98013647
..............................  New York Times [online] (2000-) obit.
..............................  San Francisco Art Institute [online] (2019-)
Okwui Enwezor ........ [VP]
............................  New York Times [online] (2000-) obit.
............................  San Francisco Art Institute [online] (2019-)
 
Note:
English .......... [VP]
.......... Library of Congress Authorities online (2002-)
.......... New York Times [online] (2000-)
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