BAHM | 2.4.18 | Olu Oguibe
Olu Oguibe isa Nigerian born artist, theorist and curator. He came to prominence as an internationally exhibited contemporary african artist in the 1990s. Oguibe, an Igbo who grew up in Nigeria during the Biafra War, left to pursue a fellowship at the University of London, where he completed his PhD. in School of Oriental and African Studies University of London. Oguibe left London for the U.S. where he has taught at several universities in fine art and critical theory.
Oguibe has served as curator and co-curator for several international exhibitions, including most notably, Authentic/Ex-centric: Africa in and out of Africa for the Venice Biennale in 2001 which he was co-curator with critical theorist, Sallah Hassan. His work has also been featured in several exhitions internationally, including at the Whitney Museum and in Documenta 14. He has written several books, including The Culture Game and has contributed to such publications as Third Text, Freize, Texte zur Kunst and Art Journal.