artist nominated by Claude Adjil

Precious Okoyomon

1993 · London, UK

Precious Okoyomon is a Nigerian-American artist and writer. Her work examines a history of the criminalization and racialization of light, darkness and the sun (which she believes to be indisputably black). Okoyomon attended the Shimer College in Chicago. Her exhibitions include: A Drop of Sun Under the Earth, Luma Westbau, Zurich (2019); I Need Help, Real Fine Arts, New York (2018); Making Me Blush, Quinn Harrelson/Current Projects, Miami (2018). Okoyomon has read or performed at The Kitchen, New York, Artist’s Space, New York, and The Serpentine Galleries, London. Her first book, Ajebota, was published in 2016, and her second book, But Did U Die?, is forthcoming in the fall of this year. She lives and works in New York.

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