Photo of artist Njideka Akunyili Crosby in her studio.

Njideka Akunyili Crosby

Guest Lecture

March 9, 2020, 6 p.m.
VAF 306 Performance Space, Visual Arts Facility, UC San Diego

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Akunyili Crosby was born in Enugu, Nigeria in 1983 and currently lives and works in Los Angeles. She was a participant in La Biennale di Venezia, 58th International Art Exhibition, May You Live In Interesting Times, curated by Ralph Rugoff (11 May - 24 November 2019). Recent solo exhibitions include Njideka Akunyili Crosby: “The Beautyful Ones", The National Portrait Gallery, London (2018-19) and Counterparts, Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth, TX (2018-19), Baltimore Museum of Art, MD (2017-18). She is the recipient of an Honorary Doctorate of Art from Swarthmore College in 2019, a 2017 MacArthur Fellowship and was awarded Financial Times' Women of the Year in 2016.

http://www.njidekaakunyilicrosby.com/