Otobong Nkanga, ‘The apprentice’, 2014, In Situ - Fabienne Leclerc

About Otobong Nkanga

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.

Nigerian , b. 1974

Solo Shows on Artsy

Otobong Nkanga, Lumen Travo, Amsterdam

Group Shows on Artsy

KALEIDOSCOPE: It’s Me to the World, Modern Art Oxford, Oxford
14 Rooms, Fondation Beyeler