Members Preview | Victor Ekpuk: Language and Lineage


Members Preview | Victor Ekpuk: Language and Lineage

Friday, July 21, 2023 @ 6:00 pm



Members are invited to meet the artist Victor Ekpuk at this preview of the exhibition Victor Ekpuk: Language and Lineage at Art@Bainbridge. Get a sneak peek of the exhibition, grab a drink, and learn more about the art on view with the exhibition curator Annabelle Priestley.  

In paintings, sculptures, and works on paper, the artist Victor Ekpuk unfolds his vibrant visual repertoire inspired by Nsibidi, an ancient system of communication from southern Nigeria and northwest Cameroon. Ekpuk’s artworks celebrate our multicultural societies’ syncretism and comment on sociopolitical issues. 

Register for this free, members-only event here.

Art@Bainbridge is made possible through the generous support of the Virginia and Bagley Wright, Class of 1946, Program Fund for Modern and Contemporary Art; the Kathleen C. Sherrerd Program Fund for American Art; Joshua R. Slocum, Class of 1998, and Sara Slocum; Rachelle Belfer Malkin, Class of 1986, and Anthony E. Malkin; Barbara and Gerald Essig; Gene Locks, Class of 1959, and Sueyun Locks; and Ivy Beth Lewis. Additional support for this exhibition is provided by the Africa World Initiative; the Program in African Studies; the Graduate School—Access, Diversity and Inclusion; the Department of African American Studies; the Princeton African Humanities Colloquium; the Department of Music; and the Program in Linguistics. 

Abstract painting of a figure in red with splatters of blue on the left side.
Victor Ekpuk, Matriarch 2, 2022. Courtesy of the artist and Aicon Gallery, New York. © Victor Ekpuk, courtesy of Aicon Gallery. Photo: Victor Ekpuk