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Prospect.5 Announces Artists for 2020 Edition

Paul Stephen Benjamin, Black is the Color, 2015; three-channel video, color, sound, loop.

NEW ORLEANS—The international contemporary art triennial Prospect New Orleans has announced its artist list for Prospect.5: Yesterday we said tomorrow. Curated by Naima J. Keith and Diana Nawi, Prospect.5 will feature the work of fifty-one artists and artist collectives throughout the city of New Orleans. Prospect.5 opens to the public on October 24, 2020 and will remain on view through January 24, 2021. The title Yesterday we said tomorrow is drawn from the title of a 2010 album by New Orleans-born jazz musician Christian Scott, Yesterday You Said Tomorrow. Suggeting a heavy focus on the African diaspora and questions of history, curator Diana Nawi said, “We started with an investigation into how the past informs the present, looking to a ​diverse and inter-generational group of artists whose work contends with questions of history in a breadth of ways. ​Yesterday we said tomorrow reflects the many ways contemporary artists are working to understand our moment​.”​ ​

Editor Logan Lockner interviewed Naima J. Keith, one of Prospect.5’s curators, late last year. Read their conversation here.

Prospect.5 Artists

Laura Aguilar​ (b. 1959, San Gabriel, CA; d. 2018, Los Angeles)

Katrina Andry (b. 1981, New Orleans; lives in New Orleans)

Keni Anwar​ (b. 1993, New Orleans; lives in New Orleans)

Felipe Baeza​ (b. 1987, Guanajuato, Mexico; lives Brooklyn, New York)

Kevin Beasley​ (b. 1985, Lynchburg, Virginia; lives in New York)

Ron Bechet (b. 1956, New Orleans; lives in New Orleans)

Paul Stephen Benjamin (b. 1966, Chicago; lives in Atlanta)

Dawoud Bey (b. 1953, New York; lives in Chicago)

Willie Birch (b. 1942, New Orleans; lives in New Orleans)

Dineo Seshee Bopape​ (b. 1981, Polokwane, South Africa; lives in Johannesburg)

Phoebe Boswell​ (b. 1982, Nairobi; lives in London)

Mark Bradford​ (b. 1961, Los Angeles; lives in Los Angeles)

Beverly Buchanan​ (b. 1940, North Carolina; d. 2015, Michigan)

Barbara Chase-Riboud​ (b. 1939, Philadelphia; lives Paris and Rome)

Cooking Sections​ (​Alon Schwabe​ and Daniel Fernández Pascual​;
established in London, 2013; live in London)

Adriana Corral​ (b. 1983, El Paso; lives in Houston)

Jamal Cyrus​ (b. 1973, Houston; lives in Houston)

Karon Davis​ (b. 1977, Reno, NV; lives in Los Angeles)

Celeste Dupuy-Spencer​ (b. 1979, New York; lives in Los Angeles)

George Dureau​ (b. 1930, New Orleans; d. 2014, New Orleans)

ektor garcia​ (b. 1985 Red Bluff, California; lives in Mexico, New York, and elsewhere)

Sharon Hayes​ (b. 1970, Baltimore; lives in Philadelphia)

EJ Hill​ (b. 1985, Los Angeles; lives in Los Angeles)

Sky Hopinka​ (b. 1984, Ferndale, Washington; Bellingham, Washington)

Elliott Hundley​ (b. 1975, Greensboro, North Carolina; lives in Los Angeles)

Jennie C. Jones​ (b. 1968, Cincinnati; lives in Hudson, New York)

Josh Kun​ (b. 1971, Los Angeles; lives in Los Angeles)

Mimi Lauter​ (b. 1982, San Francisco; lives in Los Angeles)

Simone Leigh​ (b. 1967, Chicago; lives in New York)

Tau Lewis​ (b. 1993, Toronto; lives in Toronto)

Glenn Ligon​ (b. 1960, New York; lives in New York)

Candice Lin​ (b. 1979, Concord, Massachusetts; lives in Los Angeles)

Tiona Nekkia McClodden​ (b. 1981, Blytheville, Arkansas; lives in Philadelphia)

Dave McKenzie​ (b. 1977, Kingston, Jamaica; lives in New York)

Rodney McMillian​ (b. 1969, Columbia, South Carolina; lives in Los Angeles)

Wangechi Mutu​ (b. 1972, Nairobi; lives in Nairobi and New York)

The Neighborhood Story Project​ (founded in 2004; based in New Orleans)

Hương Ngô​ (b. 1979 Hong Kong; lives in Chicago)

Jennifer Packer​ (b. 1984, Philadelphia; lives in New York)

Malcolm Peacock​ (b.1994, Raleigh, NC; Lives in New Orleans)

Anastasia Pelias​ (b.1959, New Orleans; lives in New Orleans)

Naudline Pierre​ (b. 1989, Leomister, Massachusetts; lives in New York)

Kameelah Janan Rasheed​ (b. 1985, East Palo Alto, California; lives in New York)

Eric-Paul Riege​ (b. 1994, Gallup, NM; lives in Gallup, NM)

Jamilah Sabur​ (b. 1987, St. Andrew Parish, Jamaica; lives in Miami)

Beatriz Santiago Muñoz​ (b. 1972, San Juan, Puerto Rico; lives in San Juan, Puerto Rico)

Welmon Sharlhorne​ (b. 1952, Houma, Louisiana; lives in New Orleans)

Kiki Smith​ (b. 1954, Nuremberg, Germany; lives in New York)

Carlos Villa​ (b. 1936, San Francisco; d. 2013, San Francisco)

Nari Ward​ (b. 1963, Saint Andrew Parish, Jamaica; lives in New York)

Cosmo Whyte (b. 1982, St. Andrew Parish, Jamaica; lives in Atlanta)


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