Please join us for a special evening as we welcome Dawit Petros and Emmanuel Iduma for a conversation. Dawit L. Petros: e Stranger’s Notebook is on view at the Artspace through Dec. 14, 2016.
In a new body of work that includes photography, video, and sound, Eritrean-born artist Dawit L. Petros explores the relationship between African histories and European modernism, tracing ideas about borders and narratives of migration, past and present. Recent exhibitions include reewalls, Chicago (2016), Tiwani Contemporary, London (2016), Studio Museum in Harlem, NY (2014), Museum of Fine Arts, Boston (2014), and the National Museum of African Art, Washington, DC (2013). Petros was awarded an Independent Study Fellowship at the Whitney Museum of American Art in 2012. He received an MFA from School of the Museum of Fine Arts/Tufts University, a BFA from Concordia University in Montreal, and a BA in History from the University of Saskatchewan. He is currently a Visiting Artist at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago’s Department of Photography. Website: www.tiwani.co.uk/artists/dawit-l.-petros Emmanuel Iduma, born and raised in Nigeria, is a writer and art critic. He is the author of the novel e Sound of ings to Come and co-editor of Gambit: Newer African Writing. He has contributed essays on art and photography to a number of journals, magazines, and exhibition catalogues, including Guernica, ARTNews, and e Trans-African. He co-founded and directs Saraba magazine. A lawyer by training, he holds an MFA in Art Criticism and Writing from the School of the Visual Arts, New York, where he is also a faculty member. Website: www.mriduma.com