Awol Erizku (b. 1988, Addis Ababa) received his B.A. from Cooper Union in 2010, his M.F.A from Yale in 2014 and has exhibited recently at The Museum of Modern Art, New York, The Studio Museum in Harlem, New York, The Only Way is Up at Hasted Kraeutler, New York, and has lectured in conjunction with Carrie Mae Weems at The Guggenheim, New York. Recent solo exhibitions include New Flower | Images of the reclining Venus at The FLAG Art Foundation, New York and Bad II the Bone presented at nomadic exhibition venue, Duchamp Detox Clinic, by Night Gallery. Erizku lives and works in New York & Los Angeles.