Okwui Enwezor

Okwui Enwezor: The Discursive Fields of Contemporary Art: Museums and Exhibitions.
Dienstag, 14. Mai 2013, 19 Uhr, Aula

Okwui Enwezor is the director of Haus der Kunst in Munich. He is a curator, an art critic, an editor and a writer. Enwezor’s wide ranging practice spans the world of international exhibitions, museums, academia, and publishing. Enwezor has held academic appointments as Dean of Academic Affairs and Senior Vice President at San Francisco Art Institute (2005-2009); Visiting Professor in the Department of Art History and Architecture at University of Pittsburgh and University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, Visiting Professor at the Department of Art History and Archaeology, Columbia University, New York, and Kirk Varnedoe Visiting Professor at Institute of Fine Arts, New York University.

Amongst his numerous curatorial credits, he was Artistic Director of 2nd Johannesburg Biennale (1996-1998), Artistic Director of documenta 11, Kassel, Germany (1998-2002), Artistic Director of 2nd International Biennial of Contemporary Art, Seville, Spain (2005-2007), Artistic Director of 7th Gwangju Biennale (2008), and Artistic Director of the Paris Triennale (2012). His many exhibitions include The Short Century: Independence and Liberation Movements in Africa, 1945-1994, Museum Villa Stuck, Munich; Century City, Tate Modern, London; Mirror’s Edge, Bildmuseet, Umea; In/Sight: African Photographers, 1940-Present, Guggenheim Museum; Global Conceptualism, Queens Museum, New York; David Goldblatt: Fifty One Years, Museum of Contemporary Art, Barcelona; Stan Douglas: Le Detroit, Art Institute of Chicago; Snap Judgments: New Positions in Contemporary African Photography, International Center of Photography, New York; The Unhomely: Phantom Scenes in Global Society, Centro Andaluz de Arte Contemporáneo, Seville, and Archive Fever: Uses of the Document in Contemporary Art, at International Center of Photography, New York. He is also completing work on several projects including: The Rise and Fall of Apartheid and Sun in their Eyes: Photography and the Invention of Africa, 1839-1939, both for International Center of Photography; and 1979-1989: Art and Culture Between Revolutions.