Artist Nnenna Okore Commissioned for Dance Africa 2014 at BAM – Brooklyn, NYC

29695_DAtalk_Nnenna-Okore613x463Artist Talk – Nnenna Okore

Sunday, May 25, 2014, 3:30 PM

LOCATION: BAM Fisher, BAM Fisher Hillman Studio

RUN TIME: 2hrs / Part of DanceAfrica 2014

Nnenna Okore is an Associate Professor and Chair of the Art Department at North Park University, Chicago. She earned her B.A degree in Painting from the University of Nigeria (First Class Honors) in 1999, and an M.A and M.F.A. in Sculpture from the University of Iowa in 2004 and 2005. She has received several national and international awards and been shown in numerous prestigious galleries and museums within and outside the United States.

In 2010 she participated in the prestigious 29th Sao Paulo Biennial, Brazil and was included in a group exhibition at the Tang Museum, NY. She has had solo shows at David Krut Projects, New York, Northwestern University gallery, IL and October Gallery, London to name a few and in 2012 received a Fulbright Scholar Award to Nigeria.

Find more pictures of this stunning installation on the David Krut, NY Facebook page!

And, stay tuned, as Nnenna Okore will be showing new work in her upcoming exhibition at David Krut Projects, NY this fall 2014.