Otobong Nkanga


Solid Maneuvers, 2015

 In Pursuit of Bling – Indulgence, 2014. Lambda print, 40 x 60 cm. Edition of 5 + 1 AP

 Alterscapes : Playground (D), 2005-2015, c -print on aluminium, 50 x 67 cm ( 54 x 71 x 4 cm incl. frame)  e.d. 6/7

 In Pursuit of Bling, installation (2015)

The Encounter That Took a Part of Me, 2016. Installation, Nottingham Contemporary

Remains of the Green Hill, 2015

Video, HD, 16:9, stereo sound, 5 min 47 sec
Edition of 4 + 1 AP




Kano, Nigeria (1974)
Artist's website

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Otobong Nkanga is a visual Artist and live performer born in Kano, Nigeria. She currently lives and works in Paris and Antwerp. Nkanga began her art studies at the Obafemi Awolowo University in Ile-Ife, Nigeria and continued at the Ecole Nationale Supérieure des Beaux-Arts, 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. She has exhibited widely internationally. Recent shows include: Animism, Extra City Kunsthal and MuHKA Museum van Hedendaagse Kunst, Antwerpen, Belgium, [2010]. Diagonal Views, Nieuwe Vide, Haarlem, The Netherlands, [2009]. Re/presentaciones: ellas, Casa Africa, Las Palmas Gran Canaria, [2008]. Flow, Studio Museum Harlem, New York [2008]. Africa remix, Toured Paris, Düsseldorf, Tokyo, Johannesburg and Stockholm; Snap judgments: New Positions in African Contemporary Photography, toured New York, Miami, Mexico, Canada and the Netherlands; and over the course of the last five years, she participated in the Sharjah, Taipei, Dakar, São Paulo and Havanna Biennials, Canary Islands. Upcoming shows include: I Am A Native Foreigner at the Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam (2017); Manipulate the World at the Moderna Museet in Stockholm (2017) and a solo exhibition at the Museum of Contemporary Art in Chicago (2018). She has also been awarded with the 2015 Yanghyun Prize and the 2017 Belgian Art Prize.