AZIKIWE MOHAMMED

Lives and works in TriBeCa, NYC

 

EDUCATION

 

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

 

SOLO EXHBITIONS

 

2021

11439 - 39202, Yeh Art Gallery, St. John’s University, Queens, NY

2020

A Place To Sit With Magnolias, Elijah Wheat Showroom, Newburgh, NY

396 Wortman Ave, Anna Zorina Gallery, New York, NY

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

 

SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS

 

2020

Listening For The Unsaid, David Kordansky Gallery, Los Angeles, CA

Say It Loud, Christie’s Auction House

Welcome Home: A Sunday Afternoon in Mariel Capana’s Little Stone, Open Home, Good Weather Gallery, North Little Rock, AR

FIVE., We Buy Gold

Won’t You Call Me By My Name, Wassaic Project, New York; NY

Spring Break Art Show, 625 Madison Ave, New York; NY

Material Arts Fair, Mexico City; Mexico

Spring Break Art Show LA, 757 S Alameda Street, Los Angeles; LA

The Living Room Kitchen, The Andrew Freedman Home, Bronx; NY

2019

MECA International Art Fair, Calle La Puntilla, Old San Juan, San Juan; PR

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

 

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

 

2021 – Rauschenberg Artists Fund Grant

2016 - Rema Hort Mann Emerging Artist Grant

2015 - Art Matters Grant

 

 

BIBLIOGRAPHY

 

www.foundwork.art/dialogues/azikiwe-mohammed

Foundwork, May, 2021

 

www.nytimes.com/2021/04/20/arts/design/azikiwe-mohammed-yeh-art-gallery.html

New York Times, April 2021

 

www.frieze.com/article/five-inescapable-moods-moment

Frieze Magazine, July, 2020

 

www.news.artnet.com/art-world/azikiwe-mohammed-profile-1890055

Artnet, July, 2020

 

www.thecreativeindependent.com/people/visual-artist-and-dj-azikiwe-mohammed-on-being-a-steward-to-art-and-music/

The Creative Independent, June, 2020

 

www.nytimes.com/2020/03/05/arts/design/spring-break-volta-art-fair.html

New York Times, March, 2020

 

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/magazine/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

  

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