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Okwui Enwezor, Nigerian Art Historian and Venice Biennale Curator Who Was a Force for Non-Western Art, Has Died at 55

Kate Brown & Naomi Rea: Artnet

Okwui Enwezor, the deeply influential Nigerian curator, poet, and educator who established new ways of thinking about contemporary art with powerful shows including the 2015 Venice Biennale and documenta 11 in 2002, has died at age 55 from cancer. He is the only African-born curator to organize the two prestigious exhibitions.

The Haus Der Kunst, where he was artistic director from 2011 to 2018, confirmed his death by telephone.

Anne Pasternak, director of the Brooklyn Museum, said Enwezor “will go down in history as one of the greatest curators of all time.” …Read More

Image: Okwui Enwezor. Photo: Joerg Koch/Getty Images.

2019-03-18T05:54:40+00:00