Open House | Victor Ekpuk: Language and Lineage


Open House | Victor Ekpuk: Language and Lineage

Saturday, July 22, 2023 @ 1:00 pm



Join the artist himself, Victor Ekpuk, and the exhibition curator Annabelle Priestley to celebrate the opening of Victor Ekpuk: Language and Lineage at Art@Bainbridge.

In paintings, sculptures, and works on paper, 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. 

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. 

Drawing of a stylized profile head with small drawings covering it with a blue and red rectangle.
Victor Ekpuk, In Deep Water, ca. 2012, printed 2023. Collection of the artist. © Victor Ekpuk