Herr Dr. Ugochukwu-Smooth C. Nzewi

Einladende Institution: IWALEWAHAUS
Aufenthalt: 01. Juni 2016 - 15. Juli 2016
Heimatuni: Dartmouth College (Vereinigte Staaten von Amerika)
Informationen zur Person: Ugochukwu-Smooth C. Nzewi is an artist, art historian and curator of African art at the Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth College, New Hampshire, United States. He holds a Ph.D in Art History from Emory University, Atlanta, United States. Nzewi's doctoral dissertation explored the conditions of modern and contemporary art from Africa since the 1990s focusing greater attention on the participation and inclusion of contemporary African artists within the discursive and economic circuits of the international artworld system under the auspicies of the Dak'Art biennale, the most important contemporary art festival in Africa, held in Dakar, Senegal every two years. He has published articles and essays in major academic journals, art magazines, and edited volumes, including African Arts, World Art, Critical Interventions, Nka and Kunstforum. His recent book is New Spaces for Negotiating Art (and) Histories in Africa (2015), a co-edited volume which addresses the emerging landscape of independent art spaces in African cities. During his time in Bayreuth as a guest of the IAS and Iwalewahaus, Dr. Nzewi will be conducting research on Nigerian modernism as part of the African Modernism in German Collections Research Group and working on a major art exhibition project on the 1980s in Africa. The exhibition is scheduled to open at Iwalewahaus 2018 and subsequently in the United States 2019.