Artist

Wura-Natasha Ogunji

Born in St. Louis, 1970 and lives in Austin, USA - Lagos, Nigeria

Wura-Natasha Ogunji is a visual artist and performer. She holds a BA in Anthropology from Stanford University and an MFA in Photography from San Jose State University. She is a recipient of the prestigious Guggenheim Foundation Fellowship and has received grants from the National Performance Network, The Pollock-Krasner Foundation, The Dallas Museum of Art and the Idea Fund. She has exhibited at 1:54, London, Seattle Art Museum, Brooklyn Art Museum, Louisiana Museum of Modern Art and more.
In her practices she explores physicality, endurance and gestures of the body, the relationship with geographical, architectural and filmic space, memory, history and impossible moments in time. Her work is deeply influenced by her experience of living between the United States and Nigeria.

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