Precious Okoyomon

New York

Born in London, 1993. Lives and works in New York.
Precious Okoyomon is a Nigerian-American poet and artist living and working in Brooklyn, NY. Their work considers the natural world, histories of migration and racialization, and the pure pleasures of everyday life. First solo exhibitions held at the LUMA Westbau in Zurich (2018), the Museum Für Moderne Kunst in Frankfurt (2020), Performance Space New York (2021), and the Aspen Art Museum (2021). Their work was included in the 59th Venice Biennale (2022), the 58th Belgrade Biennial (2021) as well as group exhibitions at the Palais de Tokyo, Paris (2021), and the Luma Arles, France (2022). Major performances have been commissioned by the Serpentine Galleries, London (2019) and the Institute of Contemporary Art, London (2019). Their second book But Did U Die? is co-published by the Serpentine Galleries and Wonder Press in 2023. Okoyomon is the 2021 recipient of the Frieze Art Fair Artist Award, as well as the 2021 Chanel Next Prize.
Courtesy of the artist.