Awol Erizku Ethiopian-American, b. 1988

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Awol Erizku is a multidisciplinary artist working in photography, film, sculpture and installation creating a new vernacular that bridges the gap between African and African American visual culture. His work references art history, hip hop and spirituality. He has exhibited nationally and internationally at the Museum of Modern Art, Crystal Bridges Museum and the Museum of Contemporary Art Toronto, among others. He also brings high concept to commercial photography highlighting cultural and creative leaders for publications such as The New Yorker, New York Magazine, GQ and Vanity Fair.

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