David Zwirner presents an exhibition of new and recent work by Njideka Akunyili Crosby at the gallery’s 519 West 19th Street location. The presentation, which debuted at David Zwirner Los Angeles in May 2023, is Akunyili Crosby’s first solo exhibition in New York.
Born in Nigeria, Akunyili Crosby moved to the United States as a teenager in 1999, and her work reflects her hybrid cultural background and experiences. In her methodically layered compositions, Akunyili Crosby combines painted depictions of people, places, and subjects from her life with photographic transfers derived from her personal image archive as well as Nigerian magazines and other mass media sources. The resulting works are visual tapestries that vivify the personal and social dimensions of contemporary life while evocatively expressing the intricacies of African diasporic identity.