Here’s the Artist List for This Year’s Prospect New Orleans Triennial

Dawit Petros, Act of Recovery (Part I), Nouakchott, Mauritania from The Stranger’s Notebook, 2016.


Ahead of its opening this fall, Prospect New Orleans has revealed the artist list for its fourth edition. Titled “Prospect.4: The Lotus in Spite of the Swamp” and curated by Trevor Schoonmaker, the triennial—scheduled to open November 18 and run through February 2018—will include 73 artists who deal with the legacy of colonialism and feelings of displacement.

Schoonmaker, Chief Curator of the Nasher Museum of Contemporary Art at Duke University in Durham, North Carolina, picked the participants with help from seven artists: William Cordova, Miranda Lash, Omar Lopez-Chahoud, Wangechi Mutu, Filipa Oliveira, Ebony G. Patterson, and Zoe Whitley.

A release with the artist list also featured preliminary details about some of the triennial’s projects. Odili Donald Odita, a painter known for brightly colored abstractions, will create a new work for the Algiers Ferry, while John Akomfrah will debut a feature-length film about Buddy Bolden, one of the first jazz musicians.

Venues for the triennial will include the New Orleans Museum of Art, the Ogden Museum of Southern Art, and Crescent Park.

“Prospect.4: The Lotus in Spite of the Swamp” coincides with New Orleans’s tricentennial anniversary. The artist list follows in full below.

Larry Achiampong
Derrick Adams
Abbas Akhavan
John Akomfrah
Njideka Akunyili Crosby
Michael Armitage
Louis Armstrong
Kader Attia
Radcliffe Bailey
Rina Banerjee
Rebecca Belmore
Maria Berrio
Sonia Boyce
Katherine Bradford
Margarita Cabrera
María Magdalena Campos-Pons
Andrea Chung
Edgar Cleijne & Ellen Gallagher
Donna Conlon & Jonathan Harker
Minerva Cuevas
Wilson Díaz
Mark Dion
Alexis Esquivel
Genevieve Gaignard
Gauri Gill & Rajesh Vangad
Tony Gleaton
Jon-Sesrie Goff
Wayne Gonzales
Barkley L. Hendricks
Satch Hoyt
Evan Ifekoya
Alfredo Jaar
Rashid Johnson
Kahlil Joseph
Patricia Kaersenhout
Brad Kahlhamer
Kiluanji Kia Henda
Taiyo Kimura
The Kitchen Sisters: Davia Nelson & Nikki Silva with Otabenga Jones & Associates
Runo Lagomarsino
Pedro Lasch
Maider López
Jillian Mayer
Darryl Montana
Dave Muller
Lavar Munroe
Paulo Nazareth
Rivane Neuenschwander
Jennifer Odem
Odili Donald Odita
Yoko Ono
Horace Ové
Zak Ové
Dawit L. Petros
Quintron and Miss Pussycat
Dario Robleto
Tita Salina
Beatriz Santiago Muñoz
Zina Saro-Wiwa
John T. Scott
Zineb Sedira
Xaviera Simmons
Penny Siopis
Cauleen Smith
Hank Willis Thomas
Hong-An Truong
Naama Tsabar
Michel Varisco
Monique Verdin
Kara Walker
James Webb
Jeff Whetstone
Peter Williams

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