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Okwui Enwezor (b. 1963, Calabar / Nigeria; d. 2019) was curator, autor and scientist and from 2011 until 2018 director of the Haus der Kunst in Munich. He was the director of numerous major international exhibitions such as Artistic Director of the 2nd Johannesburg Biennale (1997); Artistic Director of the Documenta 11 (2002); Artistic Director of the 2nd Biennial of Contemporary Art, Seville (2006); Artistic Director of the 7th Gwangju Biennale (2008); curator at the International Center of Photography in New York and Co-curator at the Art Institute of Chicago (until 2011); Dean and Vice President at the San Francisco Art Institute; Chief Curator of La Triennale, Paris (2012); Director of the 56th Venice Biennial (2015).

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