Otobong Nkanga

Nigerian , born 1974

379 followers

Otobong Nkanga

Nigerian , born 1974

379 followers

In performance, sculpture, drawing, painting, textiles, photography, and installation works, Nigeria-born artist Otobong Nkanga creates narratives that dwell on memory, environment, and the postcolonial histories embedded in her home country. In her works-on-paper especially, Nkanga creates landscapes and corporeal forms with clean, hard-edged lines that address the political and ecological impacts of Nigeria’s oil industry. These works also reference West African cultural artifacts, which Nkanga situates in a political web of Nigeria’s postcolonial economy, raising questions about the cultural, ethnographic, and use value of these items.

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Solo show at a major institution
MCA Chicago
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Group show at a major institution
Centre Pompidou, and 7 more
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Reviewed by a major art publication
frieze, and 2 more
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Included in a major biennial
Berlin Biennale, and 11 more
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