On the occasion of his exhibition, All I Got To Give Kambui Olujimi speaks with curator Dhyandra Lawson. The event is FREE to attend, and limited seating will be available on a first come, first serve basis.
Kambui Olujimi was born and raised in Bedford-Stuyvesant, Brooklyn. He received his MFA from Columbia University and attended Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture. His work challenges established modes of thinking that commonly function as & “inevitabilities.”
This pursuit takes shape through interdisciplinary bodies of work spanning sculpture, installation, photography, writing, video and performance. His works have premiered nationally and internationally at Sundance Film Festival, Museum of Modern Art, LACMA, Sharjah Biennial 15, 14th Dak’Art Biennale, and Kunsthal Rotterdam, among others. Olujimi has been awarded grants, fellowships and residencies from The Andrew Mellon Foundation, Robert Rauschenberg Foundation, Black Rock Senegal, MacDowell, and Yaddo.
Dhyandra Lawson is the Andy Song Assistant Curator of Contemporary Art at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA). She co-curated the LACMA exhibitions Painting in the River of Angels: Judy Baca and The Great Wall and Vincent Valdez and Ry Cooder: El Chavez Ravine, opening in fall 2023. She is also organizing the exhibition and publication Imagining Black Diasporas: 21st Century Art and Poetics, opening in 2024.
Before she joined contemporary art, Lawson was assistant curator of photography at LACMA where she organized the exhibitions Family Album: Dannielle Bowman, Janna Ireland and Contemporary Works from LACMA (2022) and Eleanor Antin: Time’s Arrow (2019). Her recent published contributions include writing in Black American Portraits (2022) and Objects of Desire: Photography and the Language of Advertising (2022). Throughout Lawson’s tenure at LACMA, she has dedicated her acquisitions and exhibitions to bringing attention to emerging and historically underrepresented artists and expanding LACMA’s collection of global contemporary art.
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