20. Awol Erikzu Bus Shelters

Bus shelter art by Awol Erikzu
Photograph Courtesy of the Artist

New Visions for Iris is a 200-site photography exhibition by the multidisciplinary artist Awol Erikzu on display in JCDecaux bus shelters across the city. Creating visual poems, the Ethiopian born, Bronx raised artist imagines an inclusive reinvention of our shared public spaces. The portrait and still life compositions include a diverse and colorful array of motifs and references that challenge the status quo of typical commercial images usually seen in these spaces.

A map published online is available to view locations in NYC.  Presented by Public Art Fund, New Visions for Iris is Erikzu’s first solo public exhibition and will be on view from February 24 through June 20, 2021.