Born in Kano, Nigeria, 1970
University of Nigeria, Nsukka, BFA, Painting, 1994
Haystack Mountain School of Crafts, Deer Isle, ME 2004
Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture, ME 2012
Lives and Works in Princeton, NJ and Abuja/Kaduna, NG
MARCIA KURE (b. 1970) is a multidisciplinary artist whose work explores post-colonial existentialist ideas and identities. Based in both Nigeria and the United States, Kure employs a range of material strategies to address historical, existing, and potential systems of power and community control. Careful consideration of source material is central to Kure’s practice, which draws from diverse origins in order to expose similarities and contradictions within our global society. Kure’s work has been exhibited at the Menil Drawing Institute (2021); Centre George Pompidou, Paris (2020); Royal Institute of Art, Stockholm, Sweden (2019); Wanås Konst Sculpture Park, Knislinge (2019); Spelman College Museum of Fine Art, Atlanta (2016); Dakar Biennale (2014); and La Triennale, Paris (2013). Her work can be found in the permanent collections of the British Museum, London; National Museum of African Art, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, D.C.; Centre George Pompidou, Paris; and the Studio Museum in Harlem, NYC, among others.