Lorraine O'Grady

Miscegenated Family Album

September 10 – October 11, 2008

Miscegenated Family Album, 1980/1994, Installation view, Alexander Gray Associates, 2008

Miscegenated Family Album, 1980/1994, Installation view, Alexander Gray Associates, 2008

Miscegenated Family Album, 1980/1994, Installation view, Alexander Gray Associates, 2008

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 print, 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 (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 (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 (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 (Progress of Queens), L: Devonia, age 36; R: Nefertiti, age 36, 1980/1994

Cibachrome print, 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 (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 (Sisters I), L: Nefernefruaten Nefertiti; R: Devonia Evangeline O'Grady, 1980/1994

Cibachrome print, 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 print, 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 print, 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 (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 (Sisters IV), L: Devonia's sister, Lorraine; R: Nefertiti's sister, Mutnedjmet, 1980/1994

Cibachrome print, 26h x 37w in (66.04h x 93.98w cm)

Edition of 8 with 1 AP

Press Release

Alexander Gray Associates

Lorraine O’Grady’s iconic series, Miscegenated Family Album is her 1994 photo-installation of cibachrome diptychs. Originating from her 1980 performance work, Nefertiti/Devonia Evangeline, this 16-part photographic series juxtaposes appropriated images from O’Grady’s family history with images of iconic Ancient Egyptian sculptures. The image pairs draw uncanny aesthetic parallels, while weaving together narratives that connect personal stories with historical events.

The installation has appeared in exhibitions at numerous venues, including The Art Institute of Chicago; the Davis Museum and Cultural Center at Wellesley College, Wellesley, MA; Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art, Hartford, CT; and the Louisiana Museum for Moderne Kunst, Denmark. The exhibition at Alexander Gray Associates was the first time the entire series was shown in New York.