NJIDEKA AKUNYILI CROSBY

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In the town of New Haven, Enugu in Eastern Nigeria, a film of red dust coats everything.


Njideka Akunyili Crosby was born in Enugu, Nigeria in 1983 and currently lives and works in Los Angeles. She was awarded Financial Times’ Women of the Year, 2016, alongside the Future Generation Art Prize 2017 Shortlist. Recent solo exhibitions include OBODO (COUNTRY/CITY/TOWN/ANCESTRAL VILLAGE), MOCA Mural, Los Angeles (2018), COUNTERPARTS, Baltimore Museum of Art, Baltimore (2017), PREDECESSORS, Contemporary Arts Center, Cincinnati (2017), PORTALS, Victoria Miro, London (2016), I REFUSE TO BE INVISIBLE, Norton Museum of Art, West Palm Beach (2016) and THE BEAUTYFUL ONES, Art + Practice, Los Angeles (2015), staged concurrently with a solo presentation at the Hammer Museum, Los Angeles (2015).