Born 1983, New York City
Lives and works in New York City
A 2005 graduate of Bard College, where he studied photography and fine arts, Mohammed received the Art Matters Grant in 2015 and the Rema Hort Mann Emerging Artist Grant in 2016. He is an alumnus of Pioneer Works in Brooklyn, New York, and Mana Contemporary in Jersey City, New Jersey. His work has been reviewed in magazines and publications including Artforum, VICE, I-D, Forbes, BOMB and Hyperallergic. Azikiwe Mohammed's work has been presented in a number of solo exhibitions including the SCAD Museum of Art, Savannah, Georgia and the Knockdown Center, Maspeth, New York as well as group exhibitions at MoMa PS1, Queens, New York and the Studio Museum in Harlem, New York, among others.
His multidisciplinary practice - which merges painting, photography, sculpture, performance, and found ephemera - prioritizes, at its core, the experiences, needs, and subjectivity of people of color in America.
Mohammed is the founder of the community enriching initiatives Black Painters Academy and New Davonhaime Food Bank.