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Azikiwe Mohammed, solo show

AZIKIWE MOHAMMED Potential Futures / Black Receipts

Opening Reception: Saturday, January 28th, 6-9pm
Exhibition on view through Sunday, February 12th

IDIO Gallery is proud to present Potential Futures / Black Receipts, a solo show of new work from Azikiwe Mohammed curated by Lauren Wolchik. Mohammed’s multimedia installations are layered portraits of American Blackness. He recently traveled to the cities that make up his fi ctional town of New Davonhaime with a large-format camera, questioning the ironies of identity and culture while looking for answers as to why they exist in the first place. What are the experiences that prove one’s Blackness? Do these experiences, devoid of context, still tell the tale of a people collectively building an ever-changing identity? Does the Blackness of the berry have any effect on the taste of the juice? Potential Futures / Black Receipts will feature new work from his journey and pieces inspired by its findings in the form of photographs, textiles, sculptures, and more.

Azikiwe Mohammed graduated from Bard College in 2005 with studies in photography and fine arts. He received the Rema Hort Mann Emerging Artist Grant in 2016 and the Art Matters Grant in 2015, and has completed residency programs at Pioneer Works and Mana Fine Arts. His work has been exhibited nationally and internationally, including a solo show at Spring/Break. Mohammed lives in New York City and is currently in his second residency at Mana Fine Arts as part of their Mana BSMT program.