Otobong Nkanga

Nigeria 1974. Lives and works in Antwerp.

Otobong Nkanga is both a performer and visual artist working with installation, photography, drawing and sculpture. In her work, humans and alternately imposing and claustrophobic environments seem fragile; yet, for all of the fear or foreboding, there remain notes of hope. Nkanga’s work often addresses political realities and considers changing economies, mobility, and displacement, especially in her home country of Nigeria.