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Professor, Princeton University
Chika Okeke-Agulu is a poet, artist, curator, and Associate Professor of Art History in the Department of Art & Archaeology and the Department for African American Studies at Princeton University. His is the author of "Obiora Udechukwu: Line, Image, Text" (Skira Editore, 2016); "Postcolonial Modernism: Art and Decolonization in Twentieth-Century Nigeria" (Duke University Press, 2015); and with Okwui Enwezor, of "Contemporary African Art Since 1980" (Damiani, 2009). He is coeditor of "Nka: Journal of Contemporary African Art." His curatorial credits include Uche Okeke retrospective (Lagos, 1993); Nigerian pavilion at the First Johannesburg Biennale (1995); Seven Stories about Modern Art in Africa (1995); The Short Century: Independence and Liberation Movements in Africa, 1945–1994 (2001); Gwangju Biennale (2014), and Who Knows Tomorrow (2010). Okeke-Agulu maintains the blog, "Ọfọdunka: Art. Life. Politics." In 2016, he received the Frank Jewett Mather Award for Distinction in Art Criticism from the College Art Association; the Melville J. Herskovits Award, given by the African Studies Association to the author of the most important scholarly work in African studies published in English in 2015; and Distinguished Alumnus Award for Outstanding Service to the Arts (from The College of the Arts, University of South Florida, Tampa). He sits on the board of the College Art Association.