It is a very unhappy second for artwork lovers in Nigeria and all around the world as Okwui Enwezor, the deeply influential Nigerian curator, poet, artwork critic, author, and educator, has died from cancer at the age of 55.
Okwui organized highly effective exhibits such because the 2015 Venice Biennale and documenta 11 in 2002. He’s the one African-born curator to prepare the 2 prestigious exhibitions.
He was additionally the creative director at The Haus Der Kunst from 2011 to 2018.
Paying tribute to the gifted artist, Anne Pasternak, director of the Brooklyn Museum, stated Enwezor “will go down in historical past as one of many best curators of all time.”
Okey Ndibe, writer of “By no means Look an American within the Eye” mourned Okwui, writing: “Okwui made his mark on the world and we have been particularly happy with him. Go nicely, man. Good evening.”