MUDAM MOURNS THE PASSING OF OKWUI ENWEZOR

OKWUI ENWEZOR, A MEMBER OF MUDAM’S SCIENTIFIC COMMITTEE FOR THE COLLECTION FROM 2018, DIED AT THE AGE OF 55.
18/03/2019
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Okwui Enwezor push the borders of art history and the art world and was the first African curator of Documenta and the Venice Biennale. He died at the age of 55 after battling cancer for several years. 

From 2018, Okwui Enwezor was a member of the Scientific Committee selecting the artworks for Mudam Collection alongside Nancy Spector (Artistic director – Chief Curator of the Solomon R. Guggenheim Foundation in New York), Daniel Birnbaum (Director of Acute Art in London) and Suzanne Cotter (Director of Mudam Luxembourg)

Suzanne Cotter expressed the museum’s profound sadness: “Okwui Enwezor was one of the most influential curators and curatorial thinkers of our time. His extraordinary intellectual breadth and generosity inspired us all and changed forever our view of art and its production in the world.”

Selection of articles about Okwui Enwezor

"Enwezor inspired a global, inclusive view of art history"
theartnewspaper.com

"How Curator Okwui Enwezor (1963-2019) Changed the Course of Art"
frieze.com

"Okwui Enwezor 1963–2019"
e-flux.com