A Renowned Nigerian artist Okwui Enwezor, has been reported dead at the age of 55 as a result of cancer illness.
Okwui Enwezor, was the first curator to ever organize both the Venice Biennale and documenta.
Curator Enwezor, whose incisive, free-thinking, and ambitious exhibitions were essential in pushing the art world to embrace a global view of contemporary art and art history, has died at the age of 55.
He had been battling cancer for years. Among the first to share news of his passing was the Venice Biennale, whose 56th edition he curated in 2015.
He was also the artistic director at The Haus Der Kunst from 2011 to 2018.
Paying tribute to the talented artist, Anne Pasternak, director of the Brooklyn Museum, said Enwezor “will go down in history as one of the greatest curators of all time.”
Okey Ndibe, author of “Never Look an American in the Eye” mourned Okwui, writing: “Okwui made his mark on the world and we were especially proud of him. Go well, man. Good night.”
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