“Okwui Enwezor was a giant. A unique and singular talent who re-mapped our discipline, redefining its scope and ambition, recalibrating the quality of intellectual discourse and forcing the reconsideration of the moral landscape within which it all sits,” said Gus Casely-Hayford, director of the museum. “And as everyone who knew him will tell you, he did so with profound kindness, sensitivity and humility. We will miss him.”
The staff of the National Museum of African Art expresses heartfelt condolences on the passing of Okwui Enwezor, world-renowned contemporary art curator. Enwezor served on the advisory board of the Smithsonian’s National Museum of African Art in Washington D.C. from 2008 to 2013.