Evelyn Owen is a writer and curator based in New York City. A cultural geographer by training, her research explores contested geographical imaginations, especially in relation to contemporary art from Africa and its Diaspora. She is currently the Curatorial Fellow at The Africa Center, NYC. For The Africa Center, she curated the sound installation Lagos State of Mind II (2014) with artist Emeka Ogboh. With Yaëlle Biro, she co-curated the exhibition The Aftermath of Conflict: Jo Ractliffes Photographs of Angola and South Africa at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York (2015). Her writing has been published by The Guardian, FOAM, Contemporary&, Okayafrica, 1-54, and Africa is a Country. She received her PhD with a thesis on the geographies of contemporary African art from Queen Mary, University of London.
Tracing Obsolescence: Evelyn Owen, Dana Whabira, and Neelika Jayawardane Thursday, September 6, 2018 6:308pm ICI Curatorial Hub 401 Broadway, Suite 1620 FREE and open to the public Organized in collaboration with apexart, artist Dana Whabira, curator Evelyn Owen, and writer Neelika Jayawardane will speak about the exhibition Tracing Obsolescence., which explores the fleeting nature of […]read more »
Jo Ractliffe, Roadside Stall on the Way to Viana, from the series Terreno Ocupado, 2007. Inkjet print, 2015. On loan from the artist, courtesy of Stevenson, Cape Town and Johannesburg. © Jo Ractliffe. Courtesy of Stevenson, Cape Town and Johannesburg Jo Ractliffe: “The Aftermath of Conflict” Presented by Evelyn Owen and Yaëlle Biro Wednesday, October […]read more »