Mindy Solomon Gallery presents a solo exhibition of works by artist Azikiwe Mohammed. The content of the show will reflect his earliest recollections of his travels to Miami as a child.
“I have been coming to Miami on and off for almost 10 years. I lived here for one of them with my Father. Most of my memories are at dusk, including the 3 day train ride down here in 1990, the entirety of which happened over a two hour timespan when the sky and everything it touches turns purple. Some of these images are from those hours, some others are from hours I was told about. Earlier hours from earlier years when I wouldn’t have been able to see everything as purple and blue, because everything was Black and white.”
Azikiwe Mohammed graduated from Bard College in 2005 where he studied photography and fine arts. Since then he has shown these things in galleries both nationally and internationally. In 2015 he received the Art Matters Grant, and in 2016 was the recipient of the Rema Hort Mann Emerging Artist Grant. He is an artist-in-residence alumnus of Pioneer Works in Brooklyn, New York, Kickstarter in Brooklyn, New York and Mana Contemporary in Jersey City. His work has been featured extensively in the media, including VICE, ID Magazine, Artforum, BOMB Magazine, and Hyperallergic. Mohammed has presented a number of solo exhibitions including The Knockdown Center, Maspeth, NY; Long Gallery, Harlem, NY; The Ace Hotel Chicago, Chicago, IL; Rush Arts, NY; as well as multiple solo offerings at Spring Break Art Fair in New York City. He has participated in group exhibitions at MoMa PS1, Queens,NY; Antenna Gallery, New Orleans, LA; Charlie James Gallery, Los Angeles, CA and the Studio Museum In Harlem, New York, NY among others. He lives in New York and currently has his studio at Mana Contemporary as part of their mana BSMT program.