Otobong Nkanga

born 1974

Otobong Nkanga, ‘Wetin You Go Do?’ 2015
Wetin You Go Do? 2015
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Biography

Otobong Nkanga (born 1974) is a Nigerian-born visual artist and performance artist, based in Antwerp. In 2015 she won the Yanghyun Prize.

In her work she explores the social and topographical changes of her environment, observes their inherent complexities and understands how resources such as soil and earth, and their potential values, are subject to regional and cultural analysis. Her work has been featured in many institutions including the Tate Modern the KW Institute (Berlin), the Stedelijk Museum and the biennale of Sharjah. She also took part in the 20th Biennale of Sydney.

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