And the winner is … Chiseche Salome Mibenge … I attended the opening night of the The National Academy Museum exhibit Self: Portraits of Artists in their Absence in January 2015
“Artists have created self-portraits for centuries, in part to ensure presence in their absence. Self explores the relationship artists have with their own image and how self-representation has evolved over the past 200 years. In our age of compulsive self-celebration, it is an especially compelling moment to examine this enduring artistic genre.”
I went primarily because Toyin Odutola was participating. I was delighted to also find my favorite, Ai Weiwei’s portrait.
And I won! “You have been chosen by the National Academy Museum & School as a winner in our contest associated with our current exhibition, Self: Portraits of Artists in Their Absence. The prize is to have your portrait rendered by artist Masayuki Mitsumori , to be done on a timetable and schedule that is mutually convenient for you and the artist.“