Nigerian artist, Ugochukwu-Smooth C. Nzewi joins The Museum of Modern Art as a curator
Nigerian artist, Art historian and curator, Ugochukwu-Smooth C. Nzewi joins The Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) in New York as a curator in its department of painting & sculpture. He is currently the curator of African art at the Cleveland Museum of Art and curated the Nigerian Afrika Heritage Biennial three times at the Dak’Art biennial in 2014, and independent exhibitions at Atlanta’s High Museum of Art and New York’s Richard Taittinger Gallery.
Ugochukwu-Smooth C. Nzewi was raised in Enugu and studied under sculptor El Anatsui at the University of Nigeria, Nsukka, before traveling as an artist and curator. In the United States, he completed his doctorate at Emory University in 2013 and became the curator of African art at Dartmouth College’s Hood Museum of Art.
His start date at MoMA is July 22, and his full title will be Steven and Lisa Tananbaum Curator.