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Nigerian-born Multidisciplinary Artist, Otobong Nkanga, Joins Lisson Gallery


Otobong Nkanga, Photography by Wim van Dongen, Photo: Lisson Gallery

Otobong Nkanga is known for her multidisciplinary practice based on colonial extractivism, which includes painting, drawing, film, sculpture, textiles, installation and performances. The Nigerian-born Antwerp-based artist has recently been included in ArtReviews Power 100 list for 2022, the same year her artworks were featured in the When Faith Moves Mountains group exhibition at Kyiv's Pinchuk Art Centre - the first show at the museum during the war. In September 2021, her solo show Of Cords Curling around Mountains opened at Castello di Rivoli in Turin.


The artist will have her first solo exhibition with the Lisson Gallery in 2024. Between May 3rd till June 24th, 2023, the gallery will organize Matter As Actor, a group show that will include Nkanga's tapestries, photography and her performance and sculptural work Solid Manoeuvres. Previously, the artist was represented by Mendes Wood DM.






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