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Curator Okwui Enwezor to head 2015 visual arts Biennale

Nigerian-born critic, writer takes over at Venice art exhibition

04 December, 12:31
Curator Okwui Enwezor to head 2015 visual arts Biennale (ANSA) - Venice, December 4 - Art historian, curator and journalist Okwui Enwezor has been appointed director of the Venice Biennale international art exhibition in 2015, the board of the visual arts event announced Wednesday.

Enwezor will succeed Massimiliano Gioni.

Since 2011, Enwezor has been director of Munch's Haus der Kunst and was formerly artistic director in the Johannesburg Biennale in South Africa.

He has also curated exhibitions in Spain, France, and South Korea and is a founder of NKA: Journal of Contemporary African Art as well as publishing several books and essays. Venice's Biennial of visual arts in 2015 will run from May 9 to November 22.

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