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Chika O. Okeke-Agulu

February - June 2008

Chika O. Okeke-Agulu, assistant professor of art history at Pennsylvania State University, has established an international reputation as an artist, critic, curator, and activist in contemporary art and the African modernist movement. Okeke-Agulu has been extensively published in such scholarly journals as African Arts, The Eye: A Journal of Contemporary Art (senior and founding editor), Glendora Review, and NKA: Journal of Contemporary African Art (founding editor). He is co-editor with Obiora Udechukwu of Ezumeezu: Essays on Nigerian Art and Architecture: A Festschrift for Demas Nwoko (Boston, 2006). His forthcoming book, co-authored with Okwui Enwezor, is Contemporary African Art Since 1980 (Bologna). While at the Clark, Okeke-Agulu will pursue his book project “Compound Consciousness: The Modern Art Movement in Nigeria, 1957–1967,” a study connecting the development of artistic modernism in Nigeria with the cultural implication of political decolonization.

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