AZIKIWE MOHAMMED

Lives and works in TriBeCa, NYC

 

EDUCATION

 

BFA, Bard College, Annandale-on-Hudson, NY, 2001-2005

 

SOLO EXHBITIONS

 

2019

Blackest Night: A Survey in Blackness, SCAD Museum of Art, Savannah, GA

90 – 91 + 2011 – 2019, Visions From Home, Mindy Solomon Gallery, Miami, FL

Auntie / Uncle Julius: Welcome, Always, Public Swim Gallery, New York, NY

2018

Jimmys Thrift Of New Davonhaime, Ace Hotel Chicago, Chicago, IL

Black Labor, Rush Arts, New York, NY

2017

Jimmys Thrift Of New Davonhaime, Knockdown Center, Maspeth, NY

Armor Photo Studio: House Visits Welcome, Long Gallery, New York, NY

Potential Futures / Black Receipts, IDIO Gallery, Brooklyn, NY

2014

Black Internet, gallery: SENSEI, New York, NY

2012

Frequent Aberrations 2009-2012, 7Dunham, Brooklyn, NY

2010

A Thugtrospective of Realness: A solo effort from Azikiwe Mohammed, Panda Gallery, New York, NY

 

SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS

 

2019

The Autotopographers, John Michael Kohler Arts Center, Sheboygan, WI

Landscape Winter Season, Elsewhere, Brooklyn, NY

Counterpublic, The Luminary, St. Louis, MO

1:54 Contemporary African Art Fair, London, England

Material Arts Fair, Mexico City, Mexico

Seattle Art Fair, Seattle, WA

I Am My Story, Mindy Solomon Gallery, Miami, FL

Spring Break Art Show, 4 Times Square, New York, NY

2018

A Different World, Bronx Art Space, Bronx NY

Record Keepers, Duke Hall Gallery, James Madison University

Open World, Arlington Arts Center, Arlington, VA

1:54 Lounge Commission, 1:54 Contemporary African Art Fair, Pioneer Works, Brooklyn, NY

Come Together Festival, MoMa PS1, Queens, NY

Black Is A Color II, Antenna Gallery, New Orleans, LA

Material Arts Fair, Mexico City, Mexico

Spring Break Art Show, 4 Times Square, New York, NY

2017

Black Is A Color, Charlie James Gallery, Los Angeles, CA

Harlem Postcards, Spring 2017, Studio Museum In Harlem, New York, NY

Spring Break Art Show – BKLYN IMMERSIVE, City Point, Brooklyn, NY

Spring Break Art Show, 4 Times Square, New York, NY

Fondo Malerba, Fabbrica del Vapore, Milan, Italy

Future isms, Glass Box Gallery, Seattle, WA

Material Arts Fair, Mexico City, Mexico

2016

Spring Break Art Show, Moynihan Station, New York, NY

Timeshare, BHQFU, New York, NY

Material Arts Fair, Mexico City, Mexico

2015

Spring Break Art Show, Moynihan Station, New York, NY

Power, Protest and Resistance, Skylight Gallery, Brooklyn, NY

2014

Radical Color, Newspace Center for Photography, Portland Oregon

Experior, Gitana Rosa Gallery, Brooklyn, NY

I Am Here (Blacking The Internet), Culturefix, New York, NY

Fifteen Warren, 15 Warren Street, New York, NY

Spring Break Art Show, The Old School, New York, NY

2013

Spring Break Art Show, Moynihan Station, New York, NY

2011

The Camera Club of New York's Annual Silent Benefit Photo Auction, The Camera Club of New York, New York, NY

2010

The Adult Playground, Spinks Gallery, New York, NY

The Aljira Fine Art Auction 2010, Newark, NJ

Behind the Scenes, The Camera Club of New York, New York, NY

New Works curated by Jon Decola, Hostetter Arts Center, Martinsville, NJ

New Visions of Old Things: Installation, Panda Gallery, New York, NY

Le Roman Du Lievre, MTS Gallery, Anchorage, AK (a traveling exhibition)

 

RELATED PROFESSIONAL WORK

 

Educational Alliance, New York, NY - Black & White Analog Photography Teacher

The Small Darkroom, New York, NY - Black & White Darkroom Printer

Primary Photographic, New York, NY – Color / Black & White Darkroom Printer

Arthur Elgort, New York, NY - Black & White Darkroom Printer

 

RESIDENCIES

 

2019 The Wassaic Project, Wassaic, NY

2019 Mana Fine Arts @ 777 International Mall, Miami, FL

2019 The Luminary, St. Louis, WA

2018 Summer Kickstarter, Brooklyn, NY

2016 – 2017 - mana BSMT @ Mana Fine Arts, Jersey City, New Jersey

2015 – 2016 - Pioneer Works, Red Hook, Brooklyn

2013 – 2014 – ESKFF @ Mana Fine Arts, Jersey City, New Jersey

 

AWARDS

 

2016 - Rema Hort Mann Emerging Artist Grant

2015 - Art Matters Grant

 

 

BIBLIOGRAPHY

 

www.forbes.com/sites/briennewalsh/2019/07/25/at-scad-azikiwe-mohammed-conceives-of-a-utopia-for-black-americans/ - 6205a7746763

Forbes, July, 2019

 

www.burnaway.org/azikiwe-mohammed-interview/

Burnaway, May, 2019

 

www.hyperallergic.com/496406/an-artist-builds-his-vision-of-black-prosperity/

Hyperallergic, May, 2019

 

www.popphoto.com/azikiwe-mohammed-is-exhausted-and-pleased/

Popular Photography, April, 2019

 

www.juxtapoz.com/news/installation/a-studio-visit-and-interview-with-azikiwe-mohammed/

Juxtapox, November, 2018

 

www.citylab.com/equity/2018/05/wakanda-new-davonhaime-the-yearning-for-a-new-black-city/559463/

Citylab, May, 2018

 

www.artforum.com/inprint/issue=201801&id=73191

Artforum, January, 2018

 

www.i-d.vice.com/en_us/article/59gz4d/artist-azikiwe-mohammed-is-building-a-fictional-town-for-black-americans-who-dont-feel-safe

i-D, January, 2017

 

nyc.brightestyoungthings.com/articles/byt-interviews-azikiwe-mohammed-on-potential-futures-black-receipts.htm

Brightest Young Things, January, 2017

 

www.bombmagazine.org/article/3539124/portfolio

Bomb Magazine, January, 2017

 

www.hyperallergic.com/377816/springbreak-art-show-trades-labyrinthine-rooms-for-immersive-installations/

Hyperallergic, May, 2017

 

www.artforum.com/passages/id=69347

Artforum, June, 2017

 

www.artspace.com/magazine/news_events/art-fairs/best-of-spring-break-2016-53566

Artspace, March, 2016

 

www.artspace.com/magazine/interviews_features/field-trip/azikiwe-mohammed-field-trip-53020
Artspace, March, 2015

 

www.manhattanportage.com/lifestyle/2015/02/10/azikiwe-mohammed/

Manhattan Portage, February, 2015

 

www.complex.com/art-design/2014/03/azikiwe-mohammed-art-interview
Complex Magazine, March, 2014

 

www.thesource.com/2014/03/11/free-insert-favorite-rapper-here-now-available-on-tapestries-thanks-to-artist-azikiwe-mohammed/
The Source, March, 2014

 

www.afropunk.com/profiles/blogs/creators-of-the-black-internet-the-art-of-azikiwe-mohammed
Afropunk, February, 2014

 

www.massappeal.com/azikiwe-mohammeds-frequent-aberrations/
Mass Appeal, October, 2012

 

www.vice.com/read/azikiwe-mohammed-takes-beautiful-pictures-of-his-roadside-meals
Vice, November, 2012