Okwui Enwezor: (Un)Civil Engineering: William Kentridge's Allegorical Landscapes

Dean's Lecture Series

Okwui Enwezor is dean of academic affairs and senior vice president at San Francisco Art Institute. He has curated numerous exhibitions in some of the most distinguished museums around the world. As a writer, critic, and editor, Enwezor has been a regular contributor to numerous exhibition catalogues, anthologies, and journals. He is founder and editor of the critical art journal Nka: Journal of Contemporary African Art published by the Africana Studies and Research Center, Cornell University.

He has served on numerous juries, advisory bodies, and curatorial teams including: the advisory team of Carnegie International in 1999; Venice Biennale; Hugo Boss Prize, Guggenheim Museum; Foto Press, Barcelona; Carnegie Prize; International Center for Photography Infinity Awards; Young Palestinian Artist Award, Ramallah; and the Cairo, Istanbul, Sharjah, and Shanghai Biennales. Enwezor is a recipient of awards and grants from Prince Claus Fund for Culture and Development, Ford Foundation, Rockefeller Foundation, International Art Critics Association, and Peter Norton Curatorial Award.

This lecture is cosponsored by the Herbert F. Johnson Museum of Art and the Afrianca Studies and Research Center at Cornell University.

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