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Otobong Nkanga

Visual artist and live performer, living and working in Antwerp, Belgium.
I work in a broad spectrum of media such as installations, photography, drawings and sculpture.
Making use of my body and voice in live performances/videos or sometimes becoming the protagonist in some of my photography works to convey and interrogate implications of our acts in varied environments and contexts. I take inspiration from my surroundings, to create works that can be placed in disparate environments and these are often fragments of a multimedia work in progress.
My works are a result of observation and sensations of the everyday influences in our social developments/changes in our environment and culture.
In my pluri-disciplinary approach, the individual is constantly confronted with its own fragility. It puts forward personal autobiographical elements which accentuates and exposes the frailty and instability of man in its environment.

Recent exhibitions and performances include: 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); 50 Days at Sea, Antwerp Pavilion, Shanghai Biennale, Shanghai, China (2012); Tropicomania: The Social life of Plantes, Betonsalon, Center of art and research. Associated venue of La Triennale 2012 - Intense Proximity. Paris, France (2012); and Object Atlas – Fieldwork in the Museum, Weltkulturen Museum, Frankfurt-am-Main, Germany. (2012). ARS 11, Kiasma Museum of Contempoarary Art, Helsinki, Finland.(2011)

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13 Jan 2012, 15:51

Otobong Nkanga in Rabat, Morocco

Solo Exhibiiton at L'appartement 22:

Curated by Cecile Bourne-Farrell

24 Feb 2012, 17:26
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  • Event: Nieuwe Vide

    Diagonal Views: Otobong Nkanga, Nezaket Ekici, emre Huner.

    28 Jun 2009 18 Jul 2009 Exhibition and Performance.

    DIAGONAL VIEWS 28 June - 18 July 2009 Opening 28th June 16.00 - 19.00 Performance Otobong Nkanga 'In the becoming' 17.00…

  • Event: Nieuwe Vide
  • Event: Solo Exhibition: Lumen Travo Gallery, Lijnbaansgracht 314, 1017WZ, Amsterdam, The Netherlands. 3

    No Be Today Story o!

    26 Mar 2010 8 May 2010 Otobong Nkanga

    Born in 1974 in Kano, Nigeria, Otobong Nkanga began her art studies at the Obafemi Awolowo University in Ile-Ife, Nigeria, and later…

  • Event, Exhibition: Brussels, Moba/Nomad 1

    I want to be famous

    16 Apr 2009 30 May 2009 Moba/Nomad celebrates one year with four emerging artists