Monday, 2 January 2017

Ofili, Adjaye Get Queen's Honours


Chris Ofili
Nigerian-British artist, Chris Ofili and his Ghanaian-British counterpart, architect David Adjaye, are on the list of Queens’s knighthood honours in the New Yearear.
  Adjaye is the lead architect of the Smithsonian's new museum of African American History in Washington, DC, among several note able works of his.  Ofili, a Turner prize-winning artist who has worked with the architect on the Nobel Peace Centre in Oslo and The Upper Room installation (1999-2002), is also being recognised in the Queen's Honours list as CBE.
   The knighthood which traditionally holds in June during the Queen’s official birthday will also honour veteran photographer, Don McCullin, who recorded conflicts in Cyprus, Vietnam and Africa in the 1960s and 70s; Jenny Waldman, the director of 14-18 Now, who played a great role in in the UK- creativity of the First World War period; co-founder of Lisson Gallery, Nicholas Logsdail, and the artists Bob and Roberta Smith and Ryan Gander. 

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