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Awol Erizku was born on 1988 in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, is an Ethiopian-American contemporary artist. Discover Awol Erizku's Biography, Age, Height, Physical Stats, Dating/Affairs, Family and career updates. Learn How rich is He in this year and how He spends money? Also learn how He earned most of networth at the age of 35 years old?

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"Although Erizku’s work abounds with signifiers and indicators of African American culture, it speaks more broadly to a universal quest for self-discovery."

“Honestly, I don’t see [my work] as just being about black culture; it’s about my culture, and I’m documenting my culture," Erizku told Vulture. If we label everything as black or white or yellow or whatever, then it becomes this thing of, this belongs here, this belong there. There's an aspect in my work that I want to be universal. I never go into my studio and say, 'Well, this is strictly for this group, and I don't want this group to get it.'" His blend of pop art, materialism and minimalism has made him one of the New York's more buzzed-about young artists.


In 2015, in collaboration with MoMA PopRally, Erizku screened films and photos in "Serendipity," an event held at the Museum of Modern Art in May.


In 2014, Erizku returned to the Hasted-Kraeutler gallery space with "The Only Way is Up," a larger exhibition featuring a variety of sculpture, mixed media and photography. With his works, he displayed mastery of the cultural landscape, invoking Hip hop including homages to artists such as Marcell Duchamp, David Hammons, Donald Judd. The exhibition drew its title from the Quincy Jones album, in turn named after the Otis Clay song, "The Only Way Is Up".


The centerpiece of the exhibition offers a nod to rapper Jay-Z, drawing its title, Oh what a feeling, fuck it, I want a trillion from the rapper's 2013 song "Picasso Baby." With a nod to Donald Judd's "Stacks" and 1960s minimalism, Erizku aligns seven basketball rims with 24-karat gold-plated nets, with a Brooklyn Nets team mini-basketball resting atop the highest basket. "I thought it would be interesting to replace the stacked boxes with basketball hoops, a reference to David Hammons, and also signifiers of my life in New York City," Erizku said of his work. "The piece operates as a striking metaphor, embodying the anxieties inherent to life as a young contemporary artist by aligning basketball with the practice of making art—both are games, shaped half by talent and half by luck. If you ask me, you have more to chew on when you look at those stacked hoops than those metal boxes."


Erizku's first solo show, "Black and Gold," was shown at New York's Hasted-Kraeutler gallery in 2012. The show featured a series of photo portraits depicting black figures cast within classic art-historical contexts. The most famous of the works was "Girl with a Bamboo Earring," visually recalling Johannes Vermeer's famous "Girl with a Pearl Earring" with a Black model as its focus.

Erizku's work asks questions about race within the context of art history. He is centrally concerned with blackness and how black artists are viewed and canonized. “I hate when people label my work urban,” he said in 2012. “Just because it’s African American subjects or people of color it’s not urban.”


Erizku was born in Ethiopia and raised in New York City's South Bronx neighborhood, He cultivated an interest in photography at Cooper Union, where he earned a bachelor of fine arts degree in 2010. He received an MFA from Yale's Visual Arts program four years later.


Awol Erizku (born 1988) is an Ethiopian-American contemporary artist who lives and works in New York City & Los Angeles. His primary media are painting, photography, sculpture and Film. Erizku works with a wide variety of found materials. Erizku was dubbed "The Art World’s New 'It' Boy" by Vulture Magazine.