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Precious Okoyomon

everything is hard against the tongue; everything is dissolving: two works

Precious Okoyomon

Precious Okoyomon

everything is hard against the tongue; everything is dissolving: two works

everything is hard against the tongue; everything is dissolving: two works

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Precious Okoyomon

b. 1993

everything is hard against the tongue; everything is dissolving: two works


Executed in 2020.

watercolor and dirt on paper

each: 52 by 43 in. (132 by 109.2 cm.) 

framed (each): 55 by 48 in. (140 by 121.9 cm.)




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Kindly donated by the Collection of J Patrick Collins 

Precious Okoyomon's current Aspen Art Museum rooftop commission Every Earthly Morning the Sky’s Light touches Ur Life is Unprecedented in its Beauty is up until Sep 21, 2022. 


Precious Okoyomon (b. 1993) is a Nigerian-American poet and artist. Their work considers the natural world, histories of migration and racialization, and the pure pleasures of everyday life. They have had institutional solo exhibitions 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). They were included in the 59th Venice Biennale, the 58th Belgrade Biennial as well as group exhibitions at the Palais de Tokyo, Paris, and the LUMA Arles, France. Major performances have been commissioned by the Serpentine Galleries, London (2019) and the Institute of Contemporary Art, London (2019). Their second book of poetry But Did U Die? will be co-published by the Serpentine Galleries and Wonder Press in 2022. Okoyomon was a 2020 artist-in-residence at the LUMA Arles, and they are the 2021 recipient of the Frieze Art Fair Artist Award, as well as the 2022 Chanel Next Art Prize.