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Olu Oguibe - CANCELLED


Olu Oguibe - CANCELLED


Tuesday, April 8 at 9:00 am


VAC 1B20, CU-Boulder

Professor of Painting & African American Studies at University of Conneticut Art and Art History Department

Olu Oguibe’s work has been exhibited nationally and internationally in venues such as Whitney Museum and MoMA PS1, as well as biennials and triennials including the biennials of Havana, Busan, Johannesburg and Venice. His work in a wide variety of media are in private and public collections around the world, and his public sculptures may be found in Germany, Japan and Korea.

Oguibe has also curated major exhibitions for spaces such as Tate Modern, the Venice Biennial, and the municipal museum of Mexico City, among many others, in addition to making critical contributions to contemporary art theory and criticism through numerous articles, catalog essays and books. His awards include senior fellowships of the Smithsonian Institution and the Vera List Center for Art and Politics, New York, a resident fellowship at the Rockefeller Foundation Center, Bellagio, Italy, and the 2013 State of Connecticut Governor’s Award for lifetime achievement in the arts.
Oguibe is Professor of Painting and African American Studies at University of Connecticut, Storrs.

Olu Oguibe graduated valedictorian at the University of Nigeria in 1986 and received a Ph.D. in art history from the University of London in 1992. He previously taught at the School of Oriental and African Studies, and Goldsmiths College, University of London, as well as the University of Illinois at Chicago and the University of South Florida where he held the Stuart Golding Endowed Chair in African art. Dr. Oguibe is the author of many books and over a hundred articles, as well as an exhibiting artist whose work has been shown in museums, galleries and biennials around the world including the Smithsonian Institution, the Whitney Museum of American Art, the Irish Museum of Modern Art, the Havana, Johannesburg and Busan biennials, and the latere of the Venice Biennial. He has curated exhibitions for the Tate Modern, the School of the Art Institute, Chicago, and the City Museum in Mexico City, among others. His most recent book is The Culture Game (University of Minnesota Press, 2004).

This event is part of the Visiting Artist Program

We would like to thank our students for making this program possible with funding from Art and Art History Student Activities Fees.

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