Arts

2019, Nigeria looses top cultural ambassadors

The art community was stunned by the news of the death of Centre for Contemporary Arts founder, Olabisi Silva. Silva died in Lagos, Nigeria on 12 February after a four-year battle with breast cancer. She was on the editorial board of n.paradoxa, an international feminist art journal and was the guest editor for the Africa and African diaspora issue of n.paradoxa (January 2013).
Pius Adebola Adesanmi was a Nigerian-born Canadian professor, writer, literary critic, satirist, and columnist. He was the author of Naija No Dey Carry Last, a 2015 collection of satirical essays. Adesanmi died on 10 March, when Ethiopian Airlines Flight 302 crashed shortly after take-off.
Okwui Enwezor , the deeply influential Nigerian curator, poet, and educator who established new ways of thinking about contemporary art with powerful shows including the 2015 Venice Biennale and documenta 11 in 2002, died 15 March. He is the only African-born curator to organise the two prestigious exhibitions. He was ranked 24 in the ArtReview list of the 100 most powerful people of the art world.[
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