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'Fragments' - Otobong Nkanga

Galleries Lumen Travo Gallery

Lijnbaansgracht 314
1017 WZ Amsterdam
+31 (0)20 6270883

Open Wed - Sat / 13-18 hrs

27 Nov — 16 Jan

Time 27 Nov, 17-20 hrs


Otobong Nkanga:Born in 1974, Kano, Nigeria
Lives and works in Antwerp, Belgium
A visual artist and performer, Nkanga began her art studies at the Obafemi Awolowo University in Ile-Ife, Nigeria and continued at the École Superieure des Beaux-Arts in Paris,  France. She was at the residency program at the Rijksakademie van beeldende kunsten, Amsterdam, The Netherlands. In 2008 she obtained her Masters in the Performing Arts at Dasarts, Amsterdam, The Netherlands.
Otobong Nkanga works in a variety of media including drawing, photography, installation, and performance art. Since 2009 she has been creating a series of drawings called “Social Consequences”. She observes social and topographical changes in her environment, the complexities that are embedded in these experiences, and how such things as resources, soil, earth, and its potential worth are subjected to regional and cultural scrutiny. Her work invites the viewer to engage in a dialogue about the intangibility of identity, memory, perception, observing how these change when presented through a specific arrangement and narration.
Here recent shows: Crumbling Through Powdery Air, Portikus, Frankfurt, Germany 2015, Unisono 28 Taste of a stone, Stedelijk Museum Schiedam 2015, M HKA, Anvers Museum, Anvers, Belgium 2015,Kadist Foundation, Paris 2015, Tracing confessions, Museum Folkwang, Essen 2015,Biennale de lyon 2015,Diaspore, 14 Rooms Basel, Switzerland, (2014); In Pursuit of Bling, 8th Berlin Biennale, Berlin, Germany (2014); Glimmer Fragments ? Symposium ?Landing and confessions?, Stedelijk museum, Amsterdam, The Netherlands (2014); Sharjah Biennial 11, Sharjah, United Arab Emirates, (2013); Across the Board: Politics of Representation, Tate Modern, The Tanks, London, United Kingdom (2012); Inventing world: The Artist as citizen, Biennale Benin, Cotonou, Benin (2012).


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