Wednesday, May 11, 2022, 6 pm
537 West 22nd Street
New York, New York
Free. Register for the event here.
Precious Okoyomon was born in London in 1993. They are an artist, poet, chef, and founding member of the cooking collective Spiral Theory Test Kitchen. Okoyomon’s installations, which often incorporate lush plants and soil along with poetry, music, and sculpture, have been exhibited internationally at venues including the Aspen Art Museum, Colorado; Luma Foundation, Arles, France; and Performance Space, New York. Their work is currently on view at the 59th Venice Biennale. They are the author of Ajebota (2016) and But Did U Die (2020), and they have performed their poetry at venues including Club Wonder at Ace Hotel Brooklyn; the Palais de Tokyo, Paris; and Poetry Project, New York. Okoyomon lives in Brooklyn.
Gio Escobar was born in Brooklyn in 1995. He is a jazz composer, musician, radio host, and member of the Standing on the Corner ensemble. Escobar has collaborated with Okoyomon on several projects, most recently at the Aspen Art Museum, Colorado, and Luma Foundation, Arles, France. He lives in Brooklyn.
The Artists on Artists Lecture Series is organized by Matilde Guidelli-Guidi, associate curator at Dia, with Theodora Bocanegra Lang, curatorial assistant.