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Levy Pooe wins 2020 Cassirer Welz Award

Meet the artists – third place

Artist Liona Nyariri 2020 Cassirer Welz Award runner up

Liona R Nyariri

Liona R. Nyariri (b.1991) lives and works in Cape Town, South Africa. The artist uses mythology and speculative fiction to explore themes around Pidgin Languages and the written and oral traditions of Southern Africa.

Nyariri’s work has been presented at Real Art Ways in New Haven, Zeitz MOCAA in Cape Town, Artist Alliance Inc in New York, Elizabeth Foundation for the Arts in New York, Participant Inc Gallery in New York, Young Blood Gallery in Cape Town, AVA Gallery in Cape Town and others. Nyariri has also been a fellow with the Whitney Independent Study Program at the Whitney Museum.

  • Artist Liona Nyariri 2020 Cassirer Welz Award runner up
  • Artist Liona Nyariri 2020 Cassirer Welz Award runner up
  • Artist Liona Nyariri 2020 Cassirer Welz Award runner up
  • Artist Liona Nyariri 2020 Cassirer Welz Award runner up
  • Artist Liona Nyariri 2020 Cassirer Welz Award runner up
  • Artist Liona Nyariri 2020 Cassirer Welz Award runner up
  • Artist Liona Nyariri 2020 Cassirer Welz Award runner up
  • Artist Liona Nyariri 2020 Cassirer Welz Award runner up
  • Artist Liona Nyariri 2020 Cassirer Welz Award runner up
  • Artist Liona Nyariri 2020 Cassirer Welz Award runner up

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