Otobong Nkanga

° 1974

Born in Kano (NG), lives in Antwerp (BE).

Otobong Nkanga studied at Obafemi Awolowo University in Ile-Ife and the École Nationale Supérieure des Beaux-Arts in Paris. She obtained her master's degree in performance art from DasArts in Amsterdam. Since 2007, she lives and works in Antwerp. Nkanga's drawings, installations, photos, sculptures, tapestries, poems and performances explore the social and topographical relationship with our environment. Nkanga brings to light the memories and historical impact of human interventions in nature, and she studies the systems and methods associated with the mining, processing and transport of raw materials. In doing so, she pays much attention to the connection between ores, material culture and the redistribution of power and knowledge.

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