Njideka Akunyili Crosby wins the Prix Canson 2016

The 2016 Prix Canson winner: Njideka Akunyili Crosby

 

Informed by art historical and literary sources, Njideka Akunyili Crosby’s complex, multi-layered   works   reflect contemporary   transcultural   identity.  Combining drawing, painting and collage on paper, Akunyili Crosby’s large-scale figurative compositions are drawn from the artist’s memories and experiences.  She  uses  the  visual  language  and  inherited traditions  of  classical  academic western  painting,  particularly  the  portrait  and  still  life.  Akunyili  Crosby’s characters  and scenes,  however,  occupy  the  liminal,  in-between  zone  that  post-colonial theorist Homi K. Bhabha refers to as ‘the third space’, a point of overlap, conflation  and  mixing  of  cultural  influences  specific  to  diaspora  communities. She  is  the  2015 recipient  of  the  Joyce  Alexander  Wein Artist  Prize  from  the  Studio  Museum  in  Harlem. She received her MFA from Yale University of Art and her BA (Honors) from Swarthmore College.

Njideka Akunyili Crosby is currently represented by Victoria Miro Gallery in London. Her works have been featured at international museums and in institutional collections including The Norton Museum of Art, The Whitney Museum of American Art, The Hammer Museum, Art + Practice, Tiwani Contemporary, Sensei Exchange, Franklin Art Works, Gallery Zidoun, Modern Art Oxford, 32 Edgewood Gallery, The Moore Building, The Studio Museum in Harlem, The Rubell Family Collection/Contemporary Arts Foundation, New Museum, Stevenson Gallery, Landcommandery of Alden-Bisen, Brand New Gallery, Marianne Boesky Gallery, BRIC, Bronx  Museum, American Academy of Arts and Letters, Brooklyn Academy of Music, Clifford Chance US LLP, Museum of New Art Detroit, Benrimon Contemporary, Swarthmore College List Gallery, Kravets/Wehby Gallery, Green Gallery, Hunter College Times Square Gallery, Yale University Art Gallery, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, The Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, The Nasher Museum of Art at Duke University, The Tate Modern, The New Church Museum, Zeitz MOCAA, Los Angeles County Museum of Art, and The Museum of Modern Art.

Posted 22 June 2016

Victoria Miro

16 Wharf Road
London N1 7RW
t: 44 (0)20 7336 8109

info@victoria-miro.com

View map

Victoria Miro Mayfair

14 St George Street

London W1S 1FE

t: 44 (0)20 3205 8910

info@victoria-miro.com
View map

Victoria Miro Venice

Il Capricorno, San Marco 1994,

30124 Venice, Italy

t: +39 041 523 3799 

info@victoria-miro.com
View map

Opening Times

London: Tuesday - Saturday: 10.00am - 6.00pm 

Monday: By appointment

 

Venice: Tuesday - Saturday: 11.00am - 1.30pm & 3.00pm - 6:30pm

 

We are also closed on Sundays, bank holiday weekends and public holidays.


Admission free. No tickets required. Large groups should please contact the gallery in advance to book a visit.

 

Enquiries

All general enquiries should be sent to  
info@victoria-miro.com

Victoria Miro does not accept unsolicited artist applications.

Subscribe

Staff contact details

Directors

Victoria Miro
Glenn Scott Wright
W.P. Miro
Alexandra Sara
PA to the Directors
Direct line: +44 (0)20 7324 0903

Sales

Director of Sales and Performance
Direct line: +44 (0)20 7336 8109
Director, Mayfair
Direct line: +44 (0)20 7549 0494
Fabian Lang
Director, Venice
Direct line: +39 041 523 3799
Elke Seebauer
Managing Director, Venice
Direct line: +39 041 523 3799
Anna Fisher
Associate Director of Sales
Direct line: +44 (0)20 7324 0905
Oliver Miro
Associate Director of Sales
Direct line: +44 (0)20 7549 0496
Mary Eleanor McNicholas
Sales Assistant
Direct line: +44 (0)20 7549 0498

Exhibitions

Erin Manns
Director of Exhibitions - Head of Department
Direct line: +44 (0)20 7549 0423
Rachel Taylor
Director of Exhibitions
Direct line: +44 (0)20 7549 0431
Mary Taylor
Production Manager
Direct line: +44 (0)20 7549 0424
Catherine Turner
Exhibitions Assistant
Direct line: +44 (0)20 7336 8109
Isabelle Young
Exhibitions Assistant
Direct line: +44 (0)20 7336 8109

Communications

Kathy Stephenson
Director of Communications
Direct line: +44 (0)20 7549 0422
Martin Coomer
Head of Editorial and Digital Content
Direct line: +44 (0)20 7324 0915
Marisa J. Futernick
Digital and Social Media Manager
Direct line: +44 (0)20 7549 0491
Hannah van den Wijngaard
Photography, Rights and Reproduction Manager
Direct line: +44 (0)20 7549 0428
Press and Marketing Assistant
Direct line: +44 (0)20 7324 0912

Operations

Robert Holzberger
Director of Operations and Events
Direct line: +44 (0)20 7549 0495
Adeline Guy
Head Registrar
Direct line: + 44 (0)20 7324 0916
Ellie Nearchou
Registrar
Direct line: +44 (0)20 7549 0433
Clare Rowe
Paper Archive and Records Manager
Direct line: +44 (0)20 7549 0493
Vix Moore
Front of House and Events Manager
Direct line: +44 (0)20 7336 8109
Elina Pelvanidi
Front of House Coordinator (Wharf Road)
Direct line: +44 (0)20 7336 8109
Louis Blanc-Francard
Gallery Coordinator (Mayfair)
Direct line: +44 (0)20 3205 8910
Philip Ewe
Direct line: +44 (0)20 7336 8109

Technical Services

David Wood
Technical Operations and Buildings Manager
Direct line: +44 (0)20 7549 0424
Jack Fenton
Buildings Coordinator
Direct line: +44 (0)20 7324 0914
Jon Glazier
Head Technician
Direct line: +44 (0)20 7549 0425
Rob Phillips
Senior Technician
Direct line: +44 (0)20 7549 0492
Ross Taylor
Technician
Direct line: +44 (0)20 7549 0492

Finance

Direct line: +44 (0)20 7336 8109