Otobong Nkanga: From Where I Stand, 14 Mar 2020 — 28 Jun 2020

Otobong Nkanga: From Where I Stand

The first museum survey by the Nigerian artist in the UK, collecting pieces about the extraction and transformation of natural resources

Middlesbrough Institute of Modern Art , Centre Square, Middlesbrough, TS1 2AZ, UK

The solo exhibition by Otobong Nkanga “From Where I Stand” gathers ten bodies of work by the artist, all made between 2008 and 2019. Her multidisciplinary practice explores the relationship between men and land and the processes of extraction of natural resources, through a wide range of media including tapestries, drawings, photographs, installations, videos, and performances. The works on view, such as the series “From Where I Stand” or “The Weight of Scars”explore the capitalistic politics concerning land’s exploitation and encourage reflection about the relationship between earth and the body.

Born in Nigeria, Nkanga today lives and works in Antwerp, Belgium. She has been investigating the processes and consequences of extraction through her practice for two decades. She received a special Mention at the 58th International Art Exhibition of La Biennale di Venezia and was awarded the 2015 Yanghyn prize and with Emeka Ogboh, the Sharjah Biennial 14 Prize and the 2017 Belgian Art Prize. 

Contacts & Details

Tue, Wed, Fri, Sat 10.00 am – 4.30 pm
Thu 10.00am – 7.00pm
Sun 12.00pm – 4.00pm




T: +44 (0) 1642 931232
M: mima@tees.ac.uk

Middlesbrough Institute of Modern Art , Centre Square, Middlesbrough, TS1 2AZ, UK
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