Dozie Kanu, a native of Houston, Texas, moved to New York at 18 to study production design for film at the School of Visual Arts. After obtaining his BFA, Kanu began producing art and design works. His work involves sculptural objects and installations that deal with limits of form, materiality, functionality and utilitarianism.
In 2018, Kanu won the Hublot Design Prize, and his work has featured in multiple exhibitions including 2019’s Transformer: A Rebirth of Wonder, 180 The Strand, London; and solo shows at The Studio Museum in Harlem, New York; JTG Detroit Project in 2019. Followed by exhibitions at Project Native Informant, London (2020/2022) and at Madragoa, Lisbon, at Manual Arts, Los Angeles and at Performance Space, New York (2021). His work has been on view as part of a solo exhibition at the Neuer Essener Kunstverein, Essen and the exhibition is accompanied by an extensive publication that will be released at the end of this year. Kanu lives and works between Portugal and New York.