Otobong Nkanga

Visual artist and performer, Otobong Nkanga’s (b. 1974, Kano, Nigeria) practice weaves together concerns about land, natural resources, architecture and the dynamic status of remembrance. Pivotal to this is examining, representing and altering ideas of geographies, home and displacement. Her multimodal works spans performance, installation, sculpture, drawing, textiles, photography and video. Instead of focusing on the differences between distinct objects and environments, Nkanga focuses on their similarities and connections. For Nkanga, the crucial element of connection is memory, stating: “Memory is not only an autobiographical state, but also an important notion in relation to objects that leave traces”.