Julie Mehretu
Jun 26–Sep 20, 2020


This mid-career survey of Julie Mehretu (b. 1970, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia) covers more than two decades of the artist’s examination of painting, history, geopolitics, and displacement. Including approximately thirty paintings and thirty-two works on paper dating from 1996 to today, the exhibition presents the most comprehensive overview to date of Mehretu’s practice and her explorations of abstraction, architecture, landscape, scale, and, most recently, figuration.

Julie Mehretu is co-organized by the Whitney and the Los Angeles County Museum of Art. The exhibition is curated by Christine Y. Kim, associate curator in contemporary art at LACMA, and Rujeko Hockley, assistant curator at the Whitney.

Major support is provided by the Ford Foundation and The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts.

Generous support is provided by Susan and Larry Marx.

Significant support is provided by Abigail and Joseph Baratta and Mellody Hobson.

Additional support is provided by the Robert Lehman Foundation, Inc.