A Conversation with Azikiwe Mohammed and Queens Memory Project

Join us virtually and meet artist Azikiwe Mohammed and Queens Memory Project Director Natalie Milbrodt as they discuss community building and memory in Queens. Mohammed will share about his upcoming exhibition at the Yeh Art Gallery (on the St. John’s University campus in Jamaica, Queens) 11439 – 39202, which will debut a new series of fiber works inspired by the experiences of Queens residents during the past several months. Milbrodt will detail the Queens Memory Project, a community archiving initiative celebrating its 10th anniversary, and share a special project currently underway to capture stories related to the pandemic. Yeh Art Gallery Director Owen Duffy will moderate the dialogue.

Zoom link provided upon RSVP: https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZArdeyprjMrHdwSKM9BOzHXpOTnmCgO28yT

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.

Photo: Azikiwe Mohammed, Two Ladies Taking A Beach Break, 2017. Image courtesy the artist.

Date

Dec 14 2020
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Time

2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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