Nigerian moving image artist Akinola Davies Jr. will unveil his first American solo show "H.O.D." on September 27 at 5 p.m. at the Dupont Underground. The show will run until October 21, and is presented by Sketchedspace.
Davies Jr., who has directed music videos including Blood Orange's "Charcoal Baby" and is the founder of Nigerian Lives Matter, works from "themes of race, identity, gender and inclusion" in his work, according to a press release. "Taking one of many unresolved, destructive legacies of colonialism as a starting point, the exhibition reflects the intersection of cultural collision by paying homage to the shared histories of the global African Black diaspora as an engine to discuss our present and future."
Check out Davies Jr. on Instagram for more information on his work and on "H.O.D."
Thumbnail photo courtesy of the artist