Wura-Natasha Ogunji

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    Wura-Natasha Ogunji, Disco 2020 Thread, graphite, coloured pencil, ink on tracing paper, 61 x 61 cm Courtesy the artist

Wura-Natasha Ogunji (b. 1970, St. Louis, MO, USA) lives and works in Lagos, Nigeria. Ogunji received a BA in Anthropology from Stanford University, USA (1992) and an MFA in Photography from San Jose State University, USA (1998). She is a co-founder and lecturer at the Institute for Performing Justice (CWGS) at the University of Texas, Austin, USA and founder/curator of the experimental art space The Treehouse in Lagos. She has received awards and grants from the Guggenheim Foundation Fellowship; The Pollock-Krasner Foundation; The Dallas Museum of Art; and the Idea Fund.  Ogunji was an Artist-Curator for the 33rd São Paulo Bienal where her large-scale performance Days of Being Free premiered. Select solo exhibitions include Every Mask I Ever Loved, ifa-Galerie Berlin (2017/18). Select group exhibitions include City Prince/sses, Palais de Tokyo, Paris; A Slice through the World: Contemporary Artists’ Drawings, Modern Art Oxford (2018); inaugural Lagos Biennial (2017); Kochi-Muziris Biennale, Kerala, India (2018); 1:54, London, UK (2018); Seattle Art Museum; Brooklyn Art Museum, USA; and Louisiana Museum of Modern Art, Humlebaek, Denmark.

Last updated: 29.05.2020

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