Azikiwe Mohammed

Lives and works in New York
Born 1983 in New York

EDUCATION

BFA, Bard College, Annandale-on-Hudson, NY, 2005

ABOUT THE ARTIST

Azikiwe Mohammed graduated from Bard College in 2005 where he studied photography and fine arts. Since graduating he has exhibited in galleries both nationally and internationally. Mohammed’s unique style elevates the under represented and brings these figures into the canon of art history. The artist says of his practice, “by re-contextualizing well defined and documented ideas and display methods traditionally attributed to white people and their accompanying history, I hope to offer a different look or starting point for a current conversation about black history and people.” In 2015 he received the Art Matters Grant, and in 2016 was the recipient of the Rema Hort Mann Emerging Artist Grant. He is currently in residence at Mana Fine Arts as part of their mana BSMT program.

Work