AZIKIWE MOHAMMED

11439 - 39202
February 10 - April 23, 2021
 
                


11439 - 39202 will be the first exhibition to focus exclusively on Azikiwe Mohammed’s fiber art, presenting a new series of large-scale quilted, knit, and embroidered works. Produced on the occasion of this exhibition, the works will be inspired by stories from Queens residents stretching as far back as people would like to share pulling forward into the present and Mohammed’s own excursions thru Queens. Through fiber art, this exhibition will look at the larger underlying issues the COVID-19 pandemic has laid bare in places like Jamaica, Queens and Jackson, Mississippi as told thru the lived experiences of the people most effected, the Black brown and marginalized communities across the country.

About Azikiwe Mohammed
A Bard College graduate, Azikiwe Mohammed has received the Art Matters and the Rema Hort Mann Emerging Artist grants, and held residencies at Pioneer Works and Mana Contemporary. Mohammed has presented solo exhibitions in venues including Ace Hotel, Chicago; Anna Zorina Gallery, New York; Knockdown Center, New York; Mindy Solomon Gallery, Miami; and SCAD Museum of Art, Savannah. He has participated in group exhibitions at the John Michael Kohler Arts Center, Sheboygan, Wisconsin; Antenna Gallery, New Orleans; MoMa PS1, New York; and the Studio Museum in Harlem, among others. His work has been acclaimed by such media outlets as The New York Times, Hyperallergic, Forbes, Frieze, artnet News, and Artforum, among others.

Azikiwe Mohammed: 11439 - 39202 is generously supported by The Coby Foundation, Ltd.


Image: Azikiwe Mohammed, Two Ladies Taking a Beach Break, 2017. Courtesy the artist.