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Marcia Kure


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Current location

Princeton ,USA

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Works by Marcia Kure


Marcia Kure’s drawings imagine alternative worlds and can be seen as a critical response to the postcolonial existential condition. Through appropriation and reconfiguration of normative fashion aesthetic, classic juvenile literature, African masking forms, and children's toys, she produces hybrid images strongly linked to Uli art, that insinuate postmodern loss of certainties, postcolonial destabilization and fragmentation of identities.

Born 1970 in Nigeria, living in Princeton USA.


1987-94 University of Nigeria, Nsukka (B.A. Painting, 1994)

2014   Artist-in-Residence, Victoria & Albert Museum, London

2019 Visiting Professor, The Royal Institute of Art, Stockholm 

Artist Residency, Nordic Art Association, Sweden 


Lives and works in New York and Nigeria




2019 Purdy Hicks Gallery, London 

2015 Grey, Susan Inglett Gallery, NYC

2014 Conformity, Purdy Hicks Gallery, London 

2013 Tease Susan Inglett Gallery, NYC 

2011 Fashionable Hybrids, BravinLee programs, New York

Dressed Up, Susan Inglett Gallery, New York

2007 Vogue Series, BravinLee programs, New York

2006 Wonderland Series II, Lisa Dent Gallery, San Francisco

2004 Wonderland, Lisa Dent Gallery, San Francisco

2003 Gallery Art Korner, The Hague

2000 Cloth as Identity, Goethe-Institut, Lagos

1998 Die Frau. Der Fisch. Der Hase: Aquarelle und Gemälde, AK Kaya der VHS/Ausstellungsraum Weihersbach/Herzogenaurach/Iwalewa Haus,

1997 Songs for mother and other works, The Teaching Gallery, University of South Florida, Tampa

1996 Blick Zurich – Nach Von Art, Arc Galeries, Bayreuth 

1994 Marcia Kure: Paintings and Drawings, Institute of African Studies, University of Nigeria, Nsukka




2017                     Kure-Fosso, 1-54, Purdy Hicks Gallery, London

2011 Romare Bearden/Marcia Kure, Essie Green Galleries, NYC

2005 Homeland.Wonderland: Drawings by Chika Okeke-Agulu and Marcia Kure, The Richard F. Brush Art Gallery, St. Lawrence University, Canton, New York 

2001 Recent Paintings (with Chika Okeke), The Living Room Gallery, Atlanta

1999 Seeds and Proverbs (with Chika Okeke), Kubatana Gallery, Atlanta

1995 Fragments and Songs (with Chika Okeke), Goethe Institut, Lagos




2019 An Instant before the World, Mohammed VI Museum of Modern and Contemporary

Art (MMVI) Rabat Biennale, Morocco 

Pushing paper, contemporary drawing from 1970 until now, British Museum

Not a Single Story II, The Wanås Foundation, Sweden

2017 When the Heavens Meet the Earth, The Heong Gallery, Downing College, Cambridge

Hybrid, Purdy Hicks Gallery, London

2015 Body Talk: Feminism, Sexuality and the Body in the Work of Six African Women Artists, Wiels, Contemporary Art Centre, Brussels 

You Love Me, You Love Me Not, Galeria Municipal Almeida Garrett, Portugal

Uncertain Terms, WHATIFTHEWORLD, South Africa

2014 11th Dak’art, Biennale of Dakar

2013 -14  Dressed Up, Kemper Museum, Missouri

2012 Intense Proximity, La Triennale, Palais de Tokyo, Paris

Flying, Künstlerhaus Bethanien, Berlin

2011 Radical Drawing, Purdy Hicks, London

Romare Bearden/Marcia Kure, Essie Green Galleries, New York

2010 Esopus 14: Projects, Esopus, New York 

2009 Undercover: Performing and Transforming Black Female Identities, Spelman College Museum of Fine Art.

2006 2nd International Biennial of Contemporary Art, Seville

DRAW•ING (dro’ing) n., BravinLee Programs, New York

Africome - Focus Afrika, In cooperation with Bundeszentrale fur politische Bildung, Neue Galerie, Landshut, Germany

2005 7th Sharjah International Biennale, Sharjah, U.A.E.

Textile Catalysts: SHIBORI Shaping the 21st Century, Tama At University Museum, Tokyo

Gallery Art Korner, The Hague

The Future is on the Table, A project organized by Gwyléne Gallimard and Jean Marie Mauclet of Fast and French, Charleston.

2004 Female Artists from the African Diaspora (with Otobong Nkanga and Senam Okudzeto), Galerie Peter Herrmann, Berlin

My Journey Yours, Youth Art Connection, Atlanta

FILES PROJECT, Museo de Arte Contemporáneo de Castilla y León (MUSAC), Madrid

The Beaded Prayer Project, Montreal Arts Interculturels, Montreal

fl ex_re-fl ex.impact, Galerie Peter Herrmann, Berlin

2003 The Black President: The Art and Legacy of Fela Anikulapo Kuti”, New Museum of Contemporary Art, New York; Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, San Francisco; Barbican Art Galleries, London; Contemporary Arts Center, Cincinnati

2002 Art for Aid, Fulton County Government Atrium, Atlanta 

Painted Doors, 14th Annual Decatur Arts Festival, The Gazebo, Decatur City Center

2001 Colors of Africa: Contemporary Perspectives, The Art Gallery, University of New England, Portland.

2000 Women to Women: Weaving Cultures, Shaping History, Indiana State University Art Gallery, Terre Haute, IN. (travelling) (with Sokari Douglas Camp, Ndidi Dike, and Iyabo Abiola)

Snapshot, The Contemporary Museum, Baltimore




British Museum, London

Centre Pompidou, Paris 

Fonds Regional d’Art Contemporain de Lorraine, Metz
The Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth College, Hanover, NH 

Museum for African Art, New York

Newark Museum, New Jersey

Sindika Dokolo Collection, Angola

Smithsonian Institution, Washington DC

United States Embassy, Abuja, Nigeria