The List project has been put back up on view in Liverpool after it was torn down last month. The work documents the 34,361 names of asylum seekers, refugees and migrants who have died trying to get to Europe since 1993. “The site continues to be a target but we are doing everything we can to ensure that The List is presented for the remainder of Liverpool Biennial 2018, so that more people have the opportunity to come into contact with it,” a spokesperson says.
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New York, NY
Deitch Projects, New York
Yale MFA, New Haven, CT;
Residency at Studio Museum, Harlem, NY
Wiley, a contemporary portrait-painter, often captures representations of young, urban, black men. His style has been depicted as realistic while reverent to old masters of painting.
His portraits are based on photographs taken of subjects who he sees on the street and subsequently asks to pose in Renaissance positions. Beginning with young men from Harlem’s 125th Street, his subjects now include those from South Central Los Angeles, where he was born.
He has exhibited at New York’s Deitch Projects, Chicago’s Rhona Hoffman Gallery and Roberts and Tilton in Los Angeles. His work is included in the collections of the Denver Art Museum, The Columbus Museum of Art, The Brooklyn Museum, the Kansas City Museum, The Oak Park Public Library, The Studio Museum in Harlem, The Walker Art Center and the Virginia Museum of Fine Art.