User account

Okwui Enwezor

has been director of the Haus der Kunst in Munich since 2011. Prior to that he worked as research curator at the International Center of Photography New York and the Art Institute of Chicago. Enwezor was Dean and Senior Vice President of the San Francisco Art Institute, he taught at the University of Pittsburgh, Columbia University, New York, and the University of Umeå, Sweden, among others, and was Fellow at the Whitney Independent Study Program. In addition to exhibitions at the PS1, MoMA, New York, Haus der Kulturen der Welt, Berlin, Guggenheim Museum and Tate Modern, he curated numerous international exhibitions as artistic director such as La Triennale in Paris (2012) and the 7th Gwangju Biennial in South Korea (2007/08). In 2002 he was artistic director of the documenta 11 in Kassel, Germany, and in 1996/97 he directed the second Johannesburg Biennial in South Africa. Since 1993 Enwezor acts as joint editor and founder of Nka: Journal of Contemporary African Art.
Other texts by Okwui Enwezor for DIAPHANES
  • English
  • 2008
    Archive Fever. Uses of the Documentary in Contemporary Art, Göttingen, Steidl
  • subjectification
  • gender
  • contemporary art
  • capitalism
  • ethnology
  • cultural transfer
  • digital culture
  • politics
  • migration
  • postcolonialism
  • urbanism
  • gaze
  • identity
  • Claude Lévi-Strauss
  • queer theory