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Marcia Kure, For Southern Kaduna I – Grief, A Many Feathered Thing, 2017-2020, Collage, 23.75 k gold on digital archival print photograph, 37 1/2 x 24 1/2 in. (I of four parts)

Marcia Kure, For Southern Kaduna I – Grief, A Many Feathered Thing, 2017-2020, Collage, 23.75 k gold on digital archival print photograph, 37 1/2 x 24 1/2 in. (I of four parts)

Marcia Kure, For Southern Kaduna II – Were Shadows to be Banished, 2017-2020, 98 lb. / 160 gsm Mi – Teintes paper mounted on 300 lb. / 640 gsm Arches HP watercolor paper, 25 1/2 x 19 7/8 in. (II of four parts)

Marcia Kure, For Southern Kaduna II – Were Shadows to be Banished, 2017-2020, 98 lb. / 160 gsm Mi – Teintes paper mounted on 300 lb. / 640 gsm Arches HP watercolor paper, 25 1/2 x 19 7/8 in. (II of four parts)

Marcia Kure, For Southern Kaduna III – Stardust, 2017-2020, 98 lb. / 160 gsm Mi – Teintes paper mounted on 300 lb. / 640 gsm Arches HP watercolor paper, 25 1/2 x 19 3/4 in. (III of four parts)

Marcia Kure, For Southern Kaduna III – Stardust, 2017-2020, 98 lb. / 160 gsm Mi – Teintes paper mounted on 300 lb. / 640 gsm Arches HP watercolor paper, 25 1/2 x 19 3/4 in. (III of four parts)

Marcia Kure, For Southern Kaduna IV – A Harvest, 2017-2020, 98 lb. / 160 gsm Mi – Teintes paper mounted on 300 lb. / 640 gsm Arches HP watercolor paper, 25 1/2 x 21 in. (IV of four parts)

Marcia Kure, For Southern Kaduna IV – A Harvest, 2017-2020, 98 lb. / 160 gsm Mi – Teintes paper mounted on 300 lb. / 640 gsm Arches HP watercolor paper, 25 1/2 x 21 in. (IV of four parts)

Marcia Kure, Yanka, 2016, Rug, thread, metal eyelets, polyester, cotton thread, paper, cotton fiber, cotton balls, 95 x 123  x 11 in.

Marcia Kure, Yanka, 2016, Rug, thread, metal eyelets, polyester, cotton thread, paper, cotton fiber, cotton balls, 95 x 123 x 11 in.

Marcia Kure, Invasion of the Body Snatchers I. The Series: Amen, Amen, Amen, 2015, Kolanut Pigment, watercolor, pastel and pencil on Arches HP watercolor paper, 230.9 g/m2 – 156 lb. mounted on board, 24 x 18 in.

Marcia Kure, Invasion of the Body Snatchers I. The Series: Amen, Amen, Amen, 2015, Kolanut Pigment, watercolor, pastel and pencil on Arches HP watercolor paper, 230.9 g/m2 – 156 lb. mounted on board, 24 x 18 in.

Marcia Kure, Invasion of the Body Snatchers III. The Series: Breathe, 2015, Kolanut pigment, watercolor and pencil on Arches HP watercolor paper, 230.9 g/m2 – 156 lb. mounted on board, 24 x 18 in.

Marcia Kure, Invasion of the Body Snatchers III. The Series: Breathe, 2015, Kolanut pigment, watercolor and pencil on Arches HP watercolor paper, 230.9 g/m2 – 156 lb. mounted on board, 24 x 18 in.

Marcia Kure, Invasion of the Body Snatchers V. The Series: Unicorn, 2015, Kolanut pigment, watercolor and pencil on Arches HP watercolor paper, 230.9 g/m2 – 156 lb. mounted on board, 24 x 18 in.

Marcia Kure, Invasion of the Body Snatchers V. The Series: Unicorn, 2015, Kolanut pigment, watercolor and pencil on Arches HP watercolor paper, 230.9 g/m2 – 156 lb. mounted on board, 24 x 18 in.

Marcia Kure, Invasion of the Body Snatchers IV. The Series: Har, 2015, Kolanut Pigment, watercolor, gouache, ink and pencil on Arches HP watercolor paper, 230.9 g/m2 – 156 lb. mounted on board, 24 x 18 in.

Marcia Kure, Invasion of the Body Snatchers IV. The Series: Har, 2015, Kolanut Pigment, watercolor, gouache, ink and pencil on Arches HP watercolor paper, 230.9 g/m2 – 156 lb. mounted on board, 24 x 18 in.

Marcia Kure, The Grey Series VII, 2015, Watercolor on Arches HP watercolor paper, 300g/m2 -140 lb., 12 x 9 in.

Marcia Kure, The Grey Series VII, 2015, Watercolor on Arches HP watercolor paper, 300g/m2 -140 lb., 12 x 9 in.

Marcia Kure, The Grey Series XII, 2015, Kolanut pigment, watercolor on Arches HP watercolor paper, 300g/m2 -140 lb., 12 x 9 in.

Marcia Kure, The Grey Series XII, 2015, Kolanut pigment, watercolor on Arches HP watercolor paper, 300g/m2 -140 lb., 12 x 9 in.

Marcia Kure, The Gray Series I, 2015, Kolanut pigment, watercolor on Arches HP watercolor paper, 9 x 12 in.

Marcia Kure, The Gray Series I, 2015, Kolanut pigment, watercolor on Arches HP watercolor paper, 9 x 12 in.

Marcia Kure, 'You Know Who' and the Chambermaid I, 2011, Kolanut pigment, watercolor, tempera and pencil on Fabriano Artistico Traditional White 300Ib HP watercolor paper, 19 3/4 x 16 1/4 x 1 2/3 in.

Marcia Kure, 'You Know Who' and the Chambermaid I, 2011, Kolanut pigment, watercolor, tempera and pencil on Fabriano Artistico Traditional White 300Ib HP watercolor paper, 19 3/4 x 16 1/4 x 1 2/3 in.

Marcia Kure, Changeling. The Series: Shrink, 2011, Watercolor, kolanut pigment, iridescent medium and pencil/watercolor paper, 17 1/2 x 14 1/8 in.

Marcia Kure, Changeling. The Series: Shrink, 2011, Watercolor, kolanut pigment, iridescent medium and pencil/watercolor paper, 17 1/2 x 14 1/8 in.

Marcia Kure, Chaneling: The Series: Judge, 2011, Watercolor, kolanut pigment, red wine, calligraphy ink, radiant concentrated watercolor, egge tempera, pencil/paper, 17 1/2 x 14 in

Marcia Kure, Chaneling: The Series: Judge, 2011, Watercolor, kolanut pigment, red wine, calligraphy ink, radiant concentrated watercolor, egge tempera, pencil/paper, 17 1/2 x 14 in

Marcia Kure, The Renate Series: You Know Who and the Chambermaid VI, 2013, Kolanut pigment, silver acrylic, pencil and watercolor/ Arches HP Watercolor paper, 22 1/2 x 18 in. Sheet; 29 1/2 x 24 x 1 1/2 in. Frame

Marcia Kure, The Renate Series: You Know Who and the Chambermaid VI, 2013, Kolanut pigment, silver acrylic, pencil and watercolor/ Arches HP Watercolor paper, 22 1/2 x 18 in. Sheet; 29 1/2 x 24 x 1 1/2 in. Frame

Marcia Kure, Dressed Up 1, 2011, Archival digital photograph, 84 x 60 in., Edition of 3

Marcia Kure, Dressed Up 1, 2011, Archival digital photograph, 84 x 60 in., Edition of 3

Marcia Kure, Dressed Up 13, 2011, Archival digital photograph, 84 x 60 in., Edition of 3.

Marcia Kure, Dressed Up 13, 2011, Archival digital photograph, 84 x 60 in., Edition of 3.

Marcia Kure, Dressed Up 7, 2011, Archival digital photograph, 84 x 60 in., Edition of 3.

Marcia Kure, Dressed Up 7, 2011, Archival digital photograph, 84 x 60 in., Edition of 3.

Marcia Kure, Dressed Up 8, 2011, Archival digital photograph, 84 x 60 in., Edition of 3.

Marcia Kure, Dressed Up 8, 2011, Archival digital photograph, 84 x 60 in., Edition of 3.

Marcia Kure

Born in Kano, Nigeria, 1970
Haystack Mountain School of Crafts, Deer Isle, ME, 2004
University of Nigeria, Nsukka, BFA, Painting, 1994
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 La Triennale, Paris (2013), International Biennial of Contemporary Art, Seville (2006), and Sharjah International Biennale (2005). Her work can be found in the permanent collections of the British Museum, London; Centre George Pompidou, Paris; and the Studio Museum in Harlem, NYC, among others.

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