Thursday 13 April 2017
Cantor Arts Center, Department of Art & Art History, Anderson Collection at Stanford University
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.
Image: Njideka Akunyili Crosby, Portrait, 2016. Photography © Brigitte Sire