Artists | Odili Donald Odita

2016
Tiisetso Molobi
Lazi Mathebula
Pamela Clarkson
Atta Kwami
Mongezi Ncaphayi
Em'kal Eyongakpa

2015
Atef Berredjem
Rehema Chachage
Mohamed Ahmed Abdel Rasoul

2014
Moshekwa Langa
Bernard Akoi-Jackson
Helen Zeru Araya
Admire Kamudzengerere

2013
Ashraf Moneim
Awaad Issa
Lara Bourdin
Zanele Muholi
Louis Boshoff
Ruan Hoffmann
Krishna Luchoomun
Sultana Haukim
Adriaan de Villiers

2012
Koyo Kouoh
Michele Tabor
Viktor Ekpuk
Santu Mofokeng
Mihret Kebede

2011
Hasan and Husain Essop
Nisren Abasher Ahmed
Leo Lefort

2010
Akintunde Akinleye
Akirash
Ndikhumbule Ngqinambi
Ruan Hoffmann
Michael Tsegaye

2009
Adriaan de Villiers
Hadia Gana
Zanele Muholi

2008
Mahmoud Khaled
James Iroha Uchechukwu
Sarah Erzfinke
Batoul Shimi
Thierry Mandon
Gabriel Kemzo Malou
Odili Donald Odita
Ngone Fall
Dineo Seshee Bopape

2007
Victor Ekpuk
Doreen Southwood
Clifford Charles
Assefa Gebrekidan

2006
Guy Wouete
Thulani Shongwe
Nicholas Hlobo
Doreen Southwood
Odili Donald Odita

2005
Rehab El Sadek

2003
Papisto Boy
John Murray
Isaac Carlos
Rose Kirumira
Dominique Zinkpé

2002
Senzeni Marasela
Tarek Zaki
Kheto Lualuali
Meshac Gaba
Darryl Accone
Nawaal Deane
Henk Rossouw
Rafs Mayet
Louis Mhlanga

2001
Krishna Luchoomun

2000
Moss Mogale
Samson Kambalu
Abrie Fourie
Dominique Fontaine
Ilse Pahl

1999
Saliou Traore
Alassane Drabo
Harry Mutasa
Moshekwa Langa
Jeremy Wafer

1998
Mustafa Maluka

1997
Shepard Mtyshelwa
Liza du Plessis
Allina Ndebele
Greg Streak
Dominic Tshabangu

1996
Stephen Maqashela

1995
Ina van zyl
Progress Matubako

1993
Tito Zungu
Noria Mbabasa
Helen Sebidi
Sue Williamson
David Koloane
Andries Botha
Pat Mautloa

1992
Sandra Kriel
Clifford Charles
Dianse Paulse
Sarah Tabane

Nigeria
Odili Donald Odita
Odili Donald Odita

Odili Donald Odita Odili Donald Odita (Nigeria) makes images from images, and his images are about images, about the construction of types and identities especially from outside the provenances defined and ultimately inhibited or disadvantaged by such images. Raised in the twilight of the great American surburbian age, Odita grew up with television and the screen, and the world he recalls and submits to critical examination is in large part outlined by the screen. Drawing on icons and images from this world, he calls attention to that persistent irony of American culture; segregation along lines of race and gender.

Donald Odita stayed in the Thami Mnyele studio during the month of May 2008.

Besides being an artist, he is also a critic who has written for publications such as Flash Art and NKA, and a professor who teaches painting at the Tyler School of Art, Temple University, Philadelphia. He had a solo show at the Jack Shainman Gallery, New York, from 18 November to 23 December 2010 He inaugurated the Project Space at the Studio Museum in Harlem, New York, with Equalizer (2007), was included in the Project Series at the Ulrich Museum at Wichita State University (2009). Other recent exhibitions include the 52nd Venice Biennale (2007); Ordering and Seduction at Haus Konstruktiv, Zurich (2006); Parallel Economies at Wertz Contemporary, Atlanta, Georgia (2006); the 2004 Dakar biennale; A Fiction of Authenticity: Contemporary Africa Abroad at the Contemporary Art Museum, St Louis (2003); and Black President: The Art and Legacy of Fela Anikulapo Kuti at the New Museum, New York (2003). He was awarded a Louis Comfort Tiffany Foundation Grant for 2007

Odili Donald Odita links

Donald Odita
studiomuseum.org
www.jackshainman.com
michaelstevenson.com

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