Sir David Adjaye
Sir David Adjaye was born in Tanzania to Ghanian parents. His broadly ranging influences, ingenious use of materials and sculptural ability have established him as an architect with an artist’s sensibility and vision. He founded Adjaye Associates in 2000 and won several prestigious commissions including the Nobel Peace Centre in Oslo (2005). His largest project to date, the $540 million Smithsonian Institute National Museum of African American History and Culture, opened on the National Mall in Washington D.C. in fall of 2016. Adjaye frequently collaborates with contemporary artists on art and installation projects. In 2015, he worked with curator Okwui Enwezor on the design of the 56th Venice Art Biennale.