Okwui Enwezor was Director of Haus der Kunst in Munich from 2011 to 2018. Over the past twenty-five years Okwui Enwezor has become internationally recognised as one of the most influential figures in the field of contemporary art and culture. A champion of artists of African and African descent, and of the global South, he has established himself as a curator, critic, publisher, historian, writer, educator, activist and public speaker whose exhibitions and writings are situated at the juncture of art, culture, politics and society. He is one of the only two curators to direct both Documenta and la Biennale di Venezia, and he has received some of the highest international honours, including the German Federal Government Order of Merit, the Hessen Prize, the Folkwang Prize, the Bard College Curatorial Award of Excellence, the Agnes Gund Curatorial Award and the Frank Jewett Mather Award for Distinction in Criticism. Enwezor was Dean of Academic Affairs and Senior Vice President, San Francisco Art Institute and the 2013 Kirk Varnedoe Professor at the Institute of Fine Arts, New York University, and Global Distinguished Professor in Art History at New York University. His survey exhibition of El Anatsui, co-curated with Chika Okeke-Agulu, opens in March 2019 at Haus der Kunst, Munich.