Herr Rowland Abíódún

Einladende Institution: IWALEWA-Haus
Aufenthalt: 30. Oktober 2013
Heimatuni: Amherst College
Informationen zur Person: Rowland Abíódún was born in Nigeria and studied fine art and painting in Ife, which he completed in 1965. In 1969, he obtained his Master in Art History in Toronto, and in 1997, he became the John C. Newton Professor in Amherst.
He teaches the History of Art and Black Studies at Amherst College in Massachusetts. He is the author of several publications and has also received many awards. In 2011, he received the Leadership Award of the Arts Council of the African Studies Association (ACASA). He was also a close
friend of Ulli Beier, the founder of the Iwalewahaus, with whom he worked for several years. He came to Bayreuth as a guest professor of the Institute of African Studies in October 2013 to work on the estate and the collection of
the Beiers. He was also the keynote speaker of the conference “From Mabri Mbayo to Iwalewahaus”. His knowledge of Yoruba culture and of Ulli Beier himself was essential to his work on the Iwalewahaus archive.