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Nigerian American Artist Njideka Akunyili Crosby on Contemporary Cosmopolitan Black Identity

'Drawing on art historical, political and personal references, Njideka Akunyili Crosby creates densely layered figurative compositions that, precise in style, nonetheless conjure the complexity of contemporary experience. Akunyili Crosby was born in Nigeria, where she lived until the age of sixteen. In 1999 she moved to the United States, where she has remained since that time.
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PAFA adds painting by alumna Njideka Akunyili to permanent collection

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The Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts has purchased a painting by rising art star and alumna Njideka Akunyili (Post-Bacc, '06). "Njideka Akunyili's large scale collage paintings weave her autobiographical narrative into complex ...

Smithsonian American Art Museum announces artists nominated for its Biennial James Dicke Contemporary Artist Prize

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The Smithsonian American Art Museum announced today the nominees for its James Dicke Contemporary Artist Prize. The 13 nominees are Njideka Akunyili, Cory Arcangel, Trisha Baga, Paul Chan, Barnaby Furnas, Theaster Gates, KAWS (Brian...

Njideka Akunyili & Simone Leigh's I Always Face You, Even When It Seems Otherwise opens in London

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Tiwani Contemporary presents I Always Face You, Even When It Seems Otherwise, featuring the work of US-based Nigerian artist Njideka Akunyili and American artist Simone Leigh, from 11 October ? 14 December 2013. The artists present ...

Norton Museum of Art features Njideka Akunyili Crosby as the 2016 RAW Artist

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The Norton Museum of Art presents the work of Njideka Akunyili Crosby in the 2016 Recognition of Art by Women (RAW) exhibition. On view January 28 ? April 24, 2016, Njideka Akunyili Crosby: I Refuse to be Invisible is the first surv...

Njideka Akunyili Crosby is the 2014 winner of Smithsonian American Art Museum prize

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The Smithsonian American Art Museum announced today that Njideka Akunyili Crosby is the 2014 winner of its James Dicke Contemporary Artist Prize. Akunyili Crosby was selected by an independent panel of jurors who recognized her pain...

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