Awol Erizku (b. 1988, Addis Ababa) received his B.A. From Cooper Union in 2010, his M.F.A from Yale in 2014, and his recent exhibitions include those at the Museum of Modern Art, New York (2015); the Studio Museum in Harlem, New York (2015); The Only Way is Up at Hasted Kraeutler, New York (2014); and has lectured in conjunction with Carrie Mae Weems at the Guggenheim, New York (2014). His solo exhibitions include New Flower | Images of the reclining Venus at The FLAG Art Foundation, New York (2015); and Bad II The Bone at Duchamp Detox Clinic, Los Angeles (2016). Erizku lives and works in New York & Los Angeles.