Njideka Akunyili Crosby

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About the Artist

Drawing on art historical, political and personal references, Njideka Akunyili Crosby creates densely layered figurative compositions that, precise in style, nonetheless conjure the complexity of contemporary experience. Akunyili Crosby was born in Nigeria, where she lived until the age of sixteen. In 1999 she moved to the United States, where she has remained since that time. Her cultural identity combines strong attachments to the country of her birth and to her adopted home, a hybrid identity that is reflected in her work. 

In Focus

Njideka Akunyili Crosby filmed in her LA studio on the announcement of her receipt of a 2017 MacArthur Fellowship

 

'I use my work to explore the spaces where disparate cultures overlap.'

 

In this short film, produced by the MacArthur Foundation on the announcement of Njideka Akunyili Crosby's receipt of a 2017 MacArthur Fellowship, the artist discusses her work and influences.

 

 

Previous exhibitions at Victoria Miro

4 October - 5 November 2016

Njideka Akunyili Crosby: Portals

Njideka Akunyili Crosby’s first solo exhibition in Europe features a new body of work made especially for Victoria Miro. The Los Angeles-based artist, who relocated from Nigeria to the United States at the age of 16, draws on art historical,...
Victoria Miro Gallery II
13 October - 14 November 2015

Forces in Nature

Curated by Hilton Als
A group exhibition curated by the celebrated US critic and author Hilton Als. The exhibition explores the idea of man in nature and includes works by Njideka Akunyili Crosby, Verne Dawson, Peter Doig, NS Harsha, Alice Neel, Chris Ofili, Celia...
Victoria Miro Gallery II
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