Aperture Conversations

Paul Mpagi Sepuya and Wassan Al-Khudhairi

Monday, December 14

8:00 p.m. EST

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Aperture and Printed Matter are pleased to present Paul Mpagi Sepuya, together with curator and editor Wassan Al-Khudhairi, for the celebration of the book, Paul Mpagi Sepuya (copublished by Aperture and the Contemporary Art Museum St. Louis). Although the creation of artist books has been a long-standing part of Sepuya’s practice, this is the first publication of his work to be widely released. Sepuya is a Los Angeles–based artist, whose work is collected and exhibited by such institutions as MoMA and the Whitney Museum of American Art, New York. Al-Khudhairi is chief curator at the Contemporary Art Museum St. Louis and curator of the exhibition, Paul Mpagi Sepuya.



Paul Mpagi Sepuya is a Los Angeles–based artist. His work is held in the collections of the Museum of Modern Art, Whitney Museum of American Art, Guggenheim Museum, and Studio Museum in Harlem, New York; and the Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, among other institutions. Notable recent exhibitions include a solo survey exhibition at the Contemporary Art Museum St. Louis, a solo exhibition at Amsterdam’s Foam museum in 2018, the 2019 Whitney Biennial, and Being: New Photography 2018 at the Museum of Modern Art.

Wassan Al-Khudhairi is chief curator at the Contemporary Art Museum St. Louis, where she has organized Paul Mpagi SepuyaLawrence Abu Hamdan: Earwitness Theatre, and Guan Xiao: Fiction Archive Project, among other exhibitions. Previously, Al-Khudhairi was the Hugh Kaul Curator of Modern and Contemporary Art at the Birmingham Museum of Art.

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