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Sylvester Ogbechie

Nigeria

Français

Sylvester Okwunodu Ogbechie est professeur associé en histoire de l’art et directeur par intérim du Center for Black Studies Research de l’Université de Californie Santa Barbara.
Il est fondateur et directeur de Aachron Knowledge Systems et fondateur de la Fondation Nollywood.
Il est fondateur et directeur de la rédaction de Critical interventions: journal of african art history and visual culture. Il est conseiller curatorial du Musée de la diaspora africaine à San Francisco. En 2008 paraîtra son livre, Ben Enwonwu : Making of an African Modernist aux Editions de l’université de Rochester. Ses articles et critiques ont été publiés dans African Arts, Arts Journal, NKA : Journal of Contemporary African Art, Revue Noire, Ijele, Farafina et dans des anthologies d’histoire de l’art.

English

Sylvester Okwunodu Ogbechie (Ph.D. Northwestern University) is Associate Professor of Art History at the department of History of Arts and Architecture and Acting Director of the Center for Black Studies Research at the University of California Santa Barbara. An expert in the African and African Diaspora Arts and Visual Culture, Ogbechie’s research evaluates Alternative Modernities and the colonial and postcolonial conventions of representation in the arts and visual cultures of African and African Diaspora populations. He is the Founder and Director of Aachron Knowledge Systems and founder of the Nollywood Foundation, which inaugurated a scholarly discourse on contemporary African Visual Culture and New Media from the perspective of the internationally acclaimed Nigerian Video Film Industry. He is founder and editorial director of Critical Interventions: Journal of African Art History and Visual Culture. He also serves on the editorial board many scholarly journals and is a curatorial adviser to the Museum of the African Diaspora in San Francisco. His book, Ben Enwonwu: Making of an African Modernist is forthcoming from the University of Rochester Press in 2008. His articles and reviews have appeared in African Arts, Arts Journal, NKA: Journal of Contemporary African Art, Revue Noire, Ijele, Farafina, and several important art history anthologies.