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Njideka Akunyili Crosby

​Njideka Akunyili Crosby, photo by Trevor Tondro for Architectural Digest

Njideka Akunyili Crosby


MacArthur Foundation Grant Award-winning artist Njideka Akunyili Crosby creates large-scale works that seamlessly intertwine classical modes of painting with drawing, collage, and printmaking. Taking as their subject issues of transnationality, love, and diaspora, the works draw the viewer into interior spaces that are both fictional and rooted in the Nigerian-born, Los Angles-based artist’s experience. Akunyili Crosby will speak about her practice and the site-specific work on view at Grand Avenue, the second in a series of rotating works animating MOCA’s Arata Isozaki-designed facade.

Priority tickets are available to MOCA members one hour before the program. Fifteen minutes before the program begins tickets will be released to non-members. One ticket per person on a first come, first served basis. Early arrival is recommended.

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