Odili Donald Odita Visiting Artist in Painting and Drawing

Nov 14, 2019

07:30 PM

Visual Arts Building, E125

107 River Street, Iowa City, IA 52246

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Painting by Odili Donald Odita

Odili Donald Odita is a Professor in Painting, Drawing & Sculpture at the Tyler School of Art at Temple University since 2006; from 2003-2005, Odita was a Visiting Critic at Yale University School of Art; from 2000-2006, Odita was an Associate Professor at the Florida State University, Tallahassee; from 2002-2003, Odita was a Visiting Associate Professor at the University of South Florida, Tampa.  During the 1990’s, Odita was a critic for Flash Art International, and a consulting editor and writer for NKA, Journal of Contemporary African Art.

Odita’s exhibitions include; the 52nd Venice Biennale International Art Exhibition, curated by Robert Storr (2007); DAK’ART 2004, the Dakar Biennale of Contemporary African Art with curator, Ivo Mosquita; the Contemporary Art Museum, Houston (2010); the Institute of Contemporary Art, Philadelphia (2008); the Contemporary Art Center, Cincinnati (2007); and the Studio Museum in Harlem, Project Space (2007). Group exhibitions include Prospect.4, the US Biennial in New Orleans (2017-2018); Represent: 200 Years of African American Art, The Philadelphia Museum of Art (2015); ARS 11, Kiasma Museum of Contemporary Art, Helsinki (2011); and The Global Africa Project, Museum of Arts and Design, New York (2010).

Odita’s wall commissions include; the Newark Museum (2017); Nasher Museum of Art, Durham, NC (2015); Philadelphia Mural Arts Program (2016); Ezra Stiles College, Yale University, New Haven (2015); the Savannah College of Art & Design Museum of Art (2012); the New-York Presbyterian/Weill Cornell Medical Center (2012); the US Mission to the UN, NY (2010); and Butler College, Princeton University, NJ (2009).

Odita is represented by the Jack Shainman Gallery in NYC, and the Stevenson Gallery in Cape Town, South Africa.

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