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Artist Lina Iris Viktor curated by award-winning architect Sir David Adjaye
“Lina’s work is as evocative as it is strikingly beautiful. Her explorations with gold possess incredible intelligence, drawing out at once powerful connections to global indigenous heritages, opulent futuristic visions of black beauty, and vast philosophical notions of cosmology, geometry, and atomic matter. Her work crosses confidently across a landscape of science, technology, culture and identity with a timeless elegance and a casual defiance that is definitively modern.”
AWARD-WINNING ARCHITECT • ADJAYE ASSOCIATES • SMITHSONIAN AFRICAN AMERICAN
Sir David Adjaye is an award-winning Ghanaian-British architect. A leading figure in the architecture world, David has played a major role in seeing architecture as a social act. As the founder of Adjaye Associates, David has led numerous international commissions for museums, libraries and cultural institutions, such as the Museum of Contemporary Art Denver and the Nobel Peace Center in Oslo, Norway. In 2009, he was selected as the lead designer of the new Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture in Washington, D.C. David has crossed creative platforms and collaborated with contemporary artists, such as Chris Ofili and Olafur Eliasson, and exhibited at the Venice Biennale and Tate Britain. Recently, David was knighted by Queen Elizabeth II for his services to architecture.