News & Events, Fall 2019

Monday 09/21/2020

Emmanuel Iduma. Photograph by Josh Begley.

Emmanuel Iduma Named Recipient of Inaugural Irving Sandler Award


This July, faculty member and alumnus Emmanuel Iduma was named the recipient of AICA-USA's new award, Irving Sandler Award for New Voices in Art Criticism. Iduma was selected following a rigorous review of the most important American art writers working today in the first decade of their careers. AICA-USA jurors praised the uniqueness of his critical voice and the consistency and quality of his work. Click here to read the full AICA-USA announcement

Iduma has written art criticism that has been published widely, including in The Millions, LitHub, Aperture, British Journal of Photography, Art in America, ArtNEWS, Catapult, Guernica, and The New York Review of Books, as well as in a range of artist books and exhibition catalogues. For the Carnegie International 2018, he was invited to contribute a travelogue essay to the catalogue, and later served on the jury to award its Fine Art Prizes. He was awarded an arts writing grant from the Creative Capital/Andy Warhol Foundation for essays on Nigerian artists. He is the author of The Sound of Things to Come (The Mantle, 2016), a novel published in Nigeria as Farad (Parresia, 2012) and A Stranger’s Pose (Cassava Republic Press, 2018). He teaches at the School of Visual Arts, New York, where he received an MFA in Art Criticism and Writing, and divides his time between Lagos and New York.