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Otobong Nkanga 1974, NG

Rank (2016): 736 +

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  • Public exhibitions (Selection) 105

    Future group exhibitions 1

    from 02 Sep 2016
    11th Gwangju Biennale - Gwangju Biennale, Gwangju

    Ongoing group exhibitions 1

    until 15 Dec 2016
    L’Iris de Lucy - Musée Départemental d'Art Contemporain de Rochechouart, Rochechouart

    Solo shows 12

    2016
    Otobong Nkanga - Cracks Around The Corner - in SITU/Fabienne Leclerc, Paris
    Otobong Nkanga - Landversation Beirut - Jisr El Wati - Off Corniche an Nahr, Beirut
    2015
    Otobong Nkanga - Fragments - Lumen Travo, Amsterdam
    In Situ: Otobong Nkanga - Bruises And Lustre - Museum voor Hedendaagse Kunst Antwerpen (MuHKA), Antwerp
    Otobong Nkanga - Comot Your Eyes Make I Borrow You Mine - Kadist Art Foundation Paris, Paris
    Otobong Nkanga - Crumbling Through Powdery Air - Portikus, Frankfurt/Main
    Unisono 28: Otobong Nkanga. Taste of a Stone - De Korenbeurs (bis Sept 05), Schiedam
    Otobong Nkanga - Tracing Confessions - in SITU/Fabienne Leclerc, Paris
    Otobong Nkanga - Tracing Confessions - Museum Folkwang Essen, Essen
    2012
    However Long The Night, The Dawn Will Break - Lumen Travo, Amsterdam
    Contained Measures of Tangible Memories, Indigo Regina - L’appartement 22, Rabat
    2010
    No Today be the story O! - Lumen Travo, Amsterdam

    Group shows 93

    2016
    Répétition - Boghossian Foundation, Brussels
    Take Me (I'm Yours) - Charlottenburg udstillingsbygning, Copenhagen
    Group Show - Lumen Travo, Amsterdam
    Eva International 2016 - Still (the) Barbarians - c/o Belltable Arts Centre, Limerick
    20th Biennale of Sydney - Biennale of Sydney, Sydney, NSW
    Beyond 2° - Museum of Contemporary Art Santa Barbara (MCASB), Santa Barbara, CA
    Le temps de l'audace et de l'engagement - De leur temps (5) - Institut d'art contemporain Villeurbanne/Rhône-Alpes (IAC), Villeurbanne
    Life Itself - Moderna Museet, Stockholm
    El iris de Lucy. Artistas africanas contemporáneas - Museo de Arte Contemporáneo de Castilla y León (MUSAC), Léon
    Sonsbeek '16: transACTION - Stichting Sonsbeek Internationaal , Arnhem
    2015
    Streamlines - Deichtorhallen Hamburg, Hamburg
    Last Sighting - daadgalerie, Berlin
    Material Effects - Broad Art Museum, East Lansing
    Earth Matters: Land as Material and Metaphor in the Arts of Africa - Bowdoin College Museum of Art, Brunswick, ME
    15 Rooms - Long Museum, Shanghai
    Take Me (I'm Yours) - Monnaie de Paris, Paris
    13th Biennale de Lyon - biennale d'art contemporain de Lyon, Lyon
    European Ghosts – the representation of art from Africa in the twentieth century - Mu.ZEE, Oostende
    Speaking Back - Goodman Gallery Cape, Cape Town
    2014
    Meeting Point II - Lumen Travo, Amsterdam
    Collection Permanente / Permanent Collection - Raw Material Company, Dakar
    31ª São Paulo Biennial - Bienal de Sao Paulo, São Paulo
    Harvest - Queensland Art Gallery / Gallery of Modern Art, Brisbane, QLD
    14 Rooms - Messe Basel, Hall 3 (ehem. Halle 5), Basel
    8. Berlin Biennale für zeitgenössische Kunst - 3. Berlin Biennial for Contemporary Art, Berlin
    Giving contours to shadow - NBK - Neuer Berliner Kunstverein, Berlin
    Aerial Views - Lumen Travo, Amsterdam
    Earth Matters: Land as Material and Metaphor in the Arts of Africa - Fowler Museum at UCLA, Los Angeles, CA
    2013
    Animism - Ilmin Museum of Art, Seoul
    Prologue – Part Two: La Mia Scuola Di Architettura - AR/GE KUNST GALERIE MUSEUM, Bolzano
    Singularites Partagees - Le 116, Montreuil
    Göteborg Biennial 2013 - Play! Recapturing The Radical Image - Göteborg Konsthall, Gothenburg
    Earth Matters: Land as Material and Metaphor in the Arts of Africa - National Museum of African Art - Smithsonian Institute, Washington, DC
    Yes Naturally - Gemeentemuseum Den Haag, The Hague
    Sharjah Biennial 11 - Sharjah International Art Biennial, Sharjah
    2012
    Shuffling Cards - art-cade - Galerie des grands bains douches de la Plaine, Marseille
    Biennale Bénin 2012 - Siège administratif de la Biennale Regard Bénin , Cotonou
    De Nederlandse identiteit? Half suiker, half zand - Museum De Paviljoens, Almere
    ManifestlyPresent - Then - Today - Tomorrow - Forum Triangulare - Euregionaal Kunstcentrum Oud-Rekem, Oud-Rekem
    Tropicomania : la vie sociale des plantes - Bétonsalon, Paris
    Groupshow - Lumen Travo, Amsterdam
    Objekt Atlas – Feldforschung Im Museum - Weltkulturen Museum, Frankfurt/Main
    2011
    Connect - Lumen Travo, Amsterdam
    The Altered Landscape, Photographs of a Changing Environment - Nevada Museum of Art NMA, Reno, NV
    MärklinWorld - Kunsthal KAdE, Amersfoort
    The Collectors Show Part Of Vanuit Hier - Out Of Here - Stedelijk Van Abbemuseum, Eindhoven
    All we ever wanted - Centre for Contemporary Art, Lagos (CCA,Lagos), Lagos
    Summer Show - Lumen Travo, Amsterdam
    Faites Comme Chez Vous - Raw Material Company, Dakar
    ARS 11 - Kiasma - Museum of Contemporary Art, Helsinki
    The western syndrome - La B.a.n.k., Paris
    Unfixed - CBK - Centrum Beeldende Kunst Dordrecht, Dordrecht
    2010
    Body Language - Lumen Travo, Amsterdam
    Sentences on the banks and other activities - The Khalid Shoman Foundation, Amman
    De kunstenaar en zijn collectie - Harald Schole en Harold Schouten - Arti et Amicitiae, Amsterdam
    29° Bienal de São Paulo - Bienal de Sao Paulo, São Paulo
    Make Yourself at Home - nutidig gæstfrihed i en foranderlig verden - Charlottenburg udstillingsbygning, Copenhagen
    Whose Map is it? new mapping by artists - Institute of International Visual Arts - iniva, London
    Animism - Kunsthalle Bern, Bern
    Animism - Extra City - Kunsthal Antwerpen, Antwerp
    2009
    Roots & Routes - Galerie Sanaa, Utrecht
    3rd AiM International Biennale - Marrakech Biennale, Marrakech
    A Delicate Touch - The Studio Museum in Harlem, New York City, NY
    Autres Mesures - Centre photographique d?Ile-de-France, Pontault Combault
    Isomopolis - Etablissement d´en face projects, Brussels
    This is now 2 - L’appartement 22, Rabat
    2008
    Re/presentaciones: ellas - Casa África, Las Palmas de Gran Canaria
    Delight - Arti et Amicitiae, Amsterdam
    Snap Judgments - Stedelijk Museum CS, Amsterdam
    Flow - The Studio Museum in Harlem, New York City, NY
    Snap Judgments: New Positions in Contemporary African Photography - Brooks Museum of Art, Memphis, TN
    2007
    Africa Remix - Contemporary art of a continent - Johannesburg Art Gallery (JAG), Johannesburg
    Juicios instantáneos - Museo Tamayo, Mexico City
    2006
    Trienal de Luanda 2007 - Escritório Executivo da TRIENAL DE LUANDA, Luanda
    1. Bienal de Canarias - Bienal de Canarias, Las Palmas de Gran Canaria
    Africa Remix - Moderna Museet, Stockholm
    Snap Judgments: New Positions in Contemporary African Photography - Miami Art Central, Miami, FL
    Africa Remix - Contemporary Art of a Continent - Mori Art Museum, Tokyo
    Shard history/decolonising the image - W139, Amsterdam
    Shared history/Decoloni­sing the Image - Arti et Amicitiae, Amsterdam
    Snap Judgments - New Positions in Contemporary African Photography - ICP - International Center of Photography, New York City, NY
    2005
    Africa Remix - Contemporary art of a continent - Centre Pompidou - Musée National d´Art Moderne, Paris
    heal the world - The Third Line - Dubai, Dubai
    Sharjah International Art Biennial 7 - Sharjah International Art Biennial, Sharjah
    Africa Remix – Contemporary Art of a Continent - Hayward Gallery, London
    2004
    Tapei Biennial 2004 - Do you believe in reality? - Taipei Fine Arts Museum, Taipei
    FOKUS 2 – Künstler fotografieren die Hohe Heide - Kunstverein Springhornhof, Neuenkirchen
    26° Bienal de São Paulo - Bienal de Sao Paulo, São Paulo
    Afrika Remix - Zeitgenössische Kunst eines Kontinents - Museum Kunstpalast, Dusseldorf
    Künstlerinnen aus Afrika - Zeichnungen - Malerei - Installation - Galerie Peter Herrmann, Berlin
    Close Reading #3' - Objectif exhibitions, Antwerp
    2003
    8. Bienal de La Habana - Centro de Arte Contemporáneo Wifredo Lam, Havana
    2002
    5ème Biennale de l'Art Africain Contemporain - Dak'Art Biennale de l’art africain contemporain, Dakar

    Dealer Directory 1

    Netherlands
    Lumen Travo, Amsterdam

    Collections 1

    USA
    The Studio Museum in Harlem, New York City, NY

    Catalogs

    Drawing People, The Human Figure in the Contemporary Art
    Drawing People, The Human Figure in the Contemporary Art
    Last update: 24 Aug 2016

    Video Links

    26 Jun 2014

    Otobong Nkanga: Diaspore / Interview with Otobong Nkanga at 14 Rooms
    Otobong Nkanga: Diaspore / Interview with Otobong Nkanga at 14 Rooms- [Heinrich Schmidt]