Phyllis Galembo Accepted to International Art Exhibition in Venice

ALBANY, N.Y. (May 1, 2013) — Phyllis Galembo, Department of Art & Art History, has been accepted into the the 55th International Exhibition at the 2013 Venice Biennale, la Biennale di Venezia. The Venice Biennale is one of the most significant exhibitions in the contemporary art world.  “Included in the exhibition are eight large-scale color prints presenting figures from Galembo’s Ghana series. In her recurring travels throughout Africa and its Diaspora over the past thirty years, Galembo has taken portraits of revelers during traditional rites, rituals, ceremonies, and festivals. Her profound portraits serve as documentation of these powerful societies, even as the societies and their rituals become a thing of the past.”1 Professor Galembo's acceptance is testament to the esteem in which her work is held.

Professor Galembo has an MFA in Photography/Printmaking and has been a full professor at UAlbany since 1997.  She has had one- person exhibitions at the International Center for Photography and the American Museum of Natural History (NYC).  The author of four books, she has been the recipient of a Fulbright Scholar Senior Research Award to Nigeria.  Professor Galembo’s work has brought her recognition with appearances on CNN, NPR Radio and NBC Today in New York City. 

1Steven Kasher Gallery