Lorraine O'Grady

 

Art Institute of Chicago

 2008
Art Institute of Chicago (2008)
Installation view
Art Institute of Chicago (2008)
Installation view
Art Institute of Chicago (2008)
Installation view
Art Institute of Chicago (2008)
Installation view
Art Institute of Chicago (2008)
Installation view
Art Institute of Chicago (2008)
Installation view
Art Institute of Chicago (2008)
Installation view
Art Institute of Chicago (2008)
Installation view
Art Institute of Chicago (2008)
Installation view
Art Institute of Chicago (2008)
Installation view
Art Institute of Chicago (2008)
Installation view
Art Institute of Chicago (2008)
Installation view
Art Institute of Chicago (2008)
Installation view
Art Institute of Chicago (2008)
Installation view
Miscegenated Family Album (Sibling Rivalry)
L: Nefertiti; R: Nefertiti's sister, Mutnedjmet  (1980/1994)
Cibachrome prints; 26h x 37w in (66.04h x 93.98w cm); Edition of 8 with 1 AP
Miscegenated Family Album (Sibling Rivalry)
L: Nefertiti; R: Nefertiti's sister, Mutnedjmet (1980/1994)
Cibachrome prints; 26h x 37w in (66.04h x 93.98w cm); Edition of 8 with 1 AP
Miscegenated Family Album (Hero Worship),
L: Devonia, age 14; and Lorraine, age 3; R: Devonia, age 24; and Lorraine, age 13 (1980/1994)
Cibachrome prints; 26h x 37w in (66.04h x 93.98w cm); ; Edition of 8 with 1 AP
Miscegenated Family Album (Hero Worship),
L: Devonia, age 14; and Lorraine, age 3; R: Devonia, age 24; and Lorraine, age 13 (1980/1994)
Cibachrome prints; 26h x 37w in (66.04h x 93.98w cm); ; Edition of 8 with 1 AP
Miscegenated Family Album (Sisters I),
L: Nefernefruaten Nefertiti; R: Devonia Evangeline O'Grady (1980/1994)
Cibachrome prints; 26h x 37w in (66.04h x 93.98w cm); ; Edition of 8 with 1 AP
Miscegenated Family Album (Sisters I),
L: Nefernefruaten Nefertiti; R: Devonia Evangeline O'Grady (1980/1994)
Cibachrome prints; 26h x 37w in (66.04h x 93.98w cm); ; Edition of 8 with 1 AP
Miscegenated Family Album (Sisters II),
L: Nefertiti's daughter Merytaten; R: Devonia's daughter (1980/1994)
Cibachrome prints; 26h x 37w in (66.04h x 93.98w cm); Edition of 8 with 1 AP
Miscegenated Family Album (Sisters II),
L: Nefertiti's daughter Merytaten; R: Devonia's daughter (1980/1994)
Cibachrome prints; 26h x 37w in (66.04h x 93.98w cm); Edition of 8 with 1 AP
Miscegenated Family Album (Sisters III),
L: Nefertiti's daughter, Maketaten; R: Devonia's daughter, Kimberley (1980/1994)
Cibachrome prints; 26h x 37w in (66.04h x 93.98w cm); Edition of 8 with 1 AP
Miscegenated Family Album (Sisters III),
L: Nefertiti's daughter, Maketaten; R: Devonia's daughter, Kimberley (1980/1994)
Cibachrome prints; 26h x 37w in (66.04h x 93.98w cm); Edition of 8 with 1 AP
Misegenated Family Album (Sisters IV),
L: Devonia's sister, Lorraine; R: Nefertiti's sister, Mutnedjmet (1980/1994)
Cibachrome prints; 26h x 37w in (66.04h x 93.98w cm); Edition of 8 with 1 AP
Misegenated Family Album (Sisters IV),
L: Devonia's sister, Lorraine; R: Nefertiti's sister, Mutnedjmet (1980/1994)
Cibachrome prints; 26h x 37w in (66.04h x 93.98w cm); Edition of 8 with 1 AP
Miscegenated Family Album (Ceremonial Occasions I),
L: Devonia as Matron of Honor; R: Nefertiti performing a lustration (1980/1994)
Cibachrome prints; 26h x 37w in (66.04h x 93.98w cm); Edition of 8 with 1 AP
Miscegenated Family Album (Ceremonial Occasions I),
L: Devonia as Matron of Honor; R: Nefertiti performing a lustration (1980/1994)
Cibachrome prints; 26h x 37w in (66.04h x 93.98w cm); Edition of 8 with 1 AP
Miscegenated Family Album (Ceremonial Occasions II),
L: Devonia attending a wedding; R: Nefertiti performing an Aten ritual  (1980/1994)
Cibachrome prints; 26h x 37w in (66.04h x 93.98w cm); Edition of 8 with 1 AP
Miscegenated Family Album (Ceremonial Occasions II),
L: Devonia attending a wedding; R: Nefertiti performing an Aten ritual (1980/1994)
Cibachrome prints; 26h x 37w in (66.04h x 93.98w cm); Edition of 8 with 1 AP
Miscegenated Family Album (A Mother's Kiss),
T: Candace and Devonia; B: Nefertiti and daughter (1980/1994)
Cibachrome prints; 37h x 26w in (93.98h x 66.04w cm); Edition of 8 with 1 AP
Miscegenated Family Album (A Mother's Kiss),
T: Candace and Devonia; B: Nefertiti and daughter (1980/1994)
Cibachrome prints; 37h x 26w in (93.98h x 66.04w cm); Edition of 8 with 1 AP
Miscegenated Family Album (Motherhood),
L: Nefertiti; R: Devonia reading to Candace and Edward, Jr. (1980/1994)
Cibachrome prints; 26h x 37w in (66.04h x 93.98w cm); Edition of 8 with 1 AP
Miscegenated Family Album (Motherhood),
L: Nefertiti; R: Devonia reading to Candace and Edward, Jr. (1980/1994)
Cibachrome prints; 26h x 37w in (66.04h x 93.98w cm); Edition of 8 with 1 AP
Miscegenated Family Album (Young Princesses),
L: Nefertiti's daughter, Ankhesenpaaten; R: Devonia's daughter, Candace (1980/1994)
Cibachrome prints; 26h x 37w in (66.04h x 93.98w cm); Edition of 8 with 1 AP
Miscegenated Family Album (Young Princesses),
L: Nefertiti's daughter, Ankhesenpaaten; R: Devonia's daughter, Candace (1980/1994)
Cibachrome prints; 26h x 37w in (66.04h x 93.98w cm); Edition of 8 with 1 AP
Miscegenated Family Album (Worldly Princesses),
L: Nefertiti's daughter, Merytaten; R: Devonia's daughter, Kimberley (1980/1994)
Cibachrome prints; 26h x 37w in (66.04h x 93.98w cm); Edition of 8 with 1 AP
Miscegenated Family Album (Worldly Princesses),
L: Nefertiti's daughter, Merytaten; R: Devonia's daughter, Kimberley (1980/1994)
Cibachrome prints; 26h x 37w in (66.04h x 93.98w cm); Edition of 8 with 1 AP
Miscegenated Family Album (Crowned Heads),
L: Nefertiti's husband, Akhenaten; R: Devonia's husband Edward (1980/1994)
Cibachrome prints; 26h x 37w in (66.04h x 93.98w cm); Edition of 8 with 1 AP
Miscegenated Family Album (Crowned Heads),
L: Nefertiti's husband, Akhenaten; R: Devonia's husband Edward (1980/1994)
Cibachrome prints; 26h x 37w in (66.04h x 93.98w cm); Edition of 8 with 1 AP
Miscegenated Family Album (Young Queens),
L: Nefertiti, age 24; R: Devonia, age 24  (1980/1994)
Cibachrome prints; 26h x 37w in (66.04h x 93.98w cm); Edition of 8 with 1 AP
Miscegenated Family Album (Young Queens),
L: Nefertiti, age 24; R: Devonia, age 24 (1980/1994)
Cibachrome prints; 26h x 37w in (66.04h x 93.98w cm); Edition of 8 with 1 AP
Miscegenated Family Album (Progress of Queens),
L: Devonia, age 36; R: Nefertiti, age 36 (1980/1994)
Cibachrome prints; 26h x 37w in (66.04h x 93.98w cm); Edition of 8 with 1 AP
Miscegenated Family Album (Progress of Queens),
L: Devonia, age 36; R: Nefertiti, age 36 (1980/1994)
Cibachrome prints; 26h x 37w in (66.04h x 93.98w cm); Edition of 8 with 1 AP
Miscegenated Family Album (Cross Generational),
L: Nefertiti, the last image; R: Devonia's youngest daughter, Kimberley (1980/1994)
Cibachrome prints; 26h x 37w in (66.04h x 93.98w cm); Edition of 8 with 1 AP
Miscegenated Family Album (Cross Generational),
L: Nefertiti, the last image; R: Devonia's youngest daughter, Kimberley (1980/1994)
Cibachrome prints; 26h x 37w in (66.04h x 93.98w cm); Edition of 8 with 1 AP
Art Institute of Chicago (2008)
Installation view
Art Institute of Chicago (2008)
Installation view

About the Exhibition



2008

Art Institute of Chicago
Chicago, IL

As an artist of African, Caribbean, and Irish descent, Lorraine O’Grady has mainly focused on representations of black female subjectivity, often through the lens of family, literary, and art-historical narratives. Her work combats the elimination of difference across a spectrum of social concerns, while championing the positive values of hybridization. Miscegenated Family Album is a series of diptychs, each containing an image of the ancient Egyptian queen Nefertiti paired with a corresponding image of the artist’s deceased sister, Devonia Evangeline O’Grady Allen, or members of their respective families. The physical resemblances between the individuals within any given diptych are sometimes startling. Both families, in fact, reflect the consequences of generations of cross-cultural exchange and interracial marriage.

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