Otobong Nkanga
 

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Otobong Nkanga
 

 

 
BIOGRAFIE

1974born in Kano, Nigeria

1992 - 1994Obafemi Awolowo University, (OAU) Ile – Ife, Osun State, Nigeria

1995 - 2001Ecole Nationale Superieure des Beaux – Arts (ENSBA) Paris, France

2002 - 2003Rijksakademie van beeldende kunsten, Amsterdam, The Netherlands

2005 - 2008DasArts, Advanced Studies in the Performing Arts. The Netherlands

2010 - 2012Gerriet Rietveld Academy, 2nd year, Fine Arts Department, Amsterdam, The Netherlands

 
 

 
 
 
AUSSTELLUNGEN

2020Gropius Bau, Berlin, Germany
Middlesbrough Institute of Modern Art, Middlesbrough, United Kingdom
Mendes Wood DM, São Paulo, Brazil
Dhaka Art Summit, Dhaka, Bangladesh
Museum Tinguely, Basel, Switzerland
Smith College Museum of Art, Northampton, USA
Frye Art Museum, Seattle, USA
Utah Museum of Fine Arts, Salt Lake City, USA

2019Zeitz Museum of Contemporary Art Africa, Cape Town, South Africa
Tate St Ives, Saint Ives, United Kingdom
Göteborgs Konsthall, Göteborg, Sweden
Guerlain FIAC, Guerlain House, Paris, France
Kalamazoo Institute of Arts, Kalamazoo, USA
Egmont Palace, Brussels, Belgium
Galerie de l’Usine Electrique, Allauch, France
Middlesbrough Institute of Modern Art, Middlesbrough, United Kingdom
Palais des Beaux-Arts, Brussels, Belgium
Louisiana Museum of Modern Art, Humblebæk, Denmark
Glynn Vivian Art Gallery, Swansea, United Kingdom
Stadt Galerie Saarbrücken, Saarbrücken, Germany
Gibbes Museum of Art, Charleston, USA
La Biennale di Venezia, Venice, Italy (Honored with Special Mention Award)
Kiasma Museum of Contemporary Art, Helsinki, Finland
Centro de Arte Contemporáneo Wifredo Lam, Havana, Cuba
Sharjah, United Arab Emirates (Otobong Nkanga with Emeka Ogboh named Winners of 2019 Sharjah Biennial Prize)
Ford Foundation Gallery, New York, USA
Galerie de l’UQAM, Montreal, Canada
Museum of Contemporary Art Antwerp, Antwerp, Belgium
Toowoomba Regional Art Gallery, Toowoomba, Australia
Hunterian Museum and Art Gallery, Glasgow, United Kingdom
The Museum of the African Diaspora, San Francisco, USA
Gympie Regional Gallery, Gympie, Australia

2018kunst, Bolzano, Italy
MCA Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago, USA
Mendes Wood DM, Brussels, Belgium
Wolverhampton Art Gallery, Wolverhampton, United Kingdom
Textiel Museum, Tilburg, The Netherlands
National Museum Cardiff, United Kingdom
Nevada Museum of Art, Reno, USA
Cairns Art Gallery, Cairns City, Australia
St Albans Museums and Galleries Trust c/o Verulamium Museum, Albans, United Kingdom
Gold Cast City Gallery, Gold Coast, Australia
Basis Voor Actuele Kunst, Utrecht, The Netherlands
Musée d'art moderne et d'art contemporain (MAMAC), Nice, France
Stephen Friedman Gallery, London, United Kingdom
Villa Médicis - Académie de France à Rome, Rome, Italy
Kunstenfestivaldesarts, Brussels, Belgium
Basis Voor Actuele Kunst, Utrecht, The Netherlands
Moscow Museum of Modern Art, Moscow, Russia
Perc Tucker Regional Gallery, Townsville, Australia
Haus Der Kunst, Munich, Germany
STUK – House for Dance, Leuven, Belgium
NICC, Antwerp, Belgium
Bétonsalon – Centre d’art et de recherche, Paris, France
Palais Fesch/Musée des Beaux-Arts, Ajaccio, Corsica

2017Temple Bar Gallery + Studios, Dublin, Ireland
Blavatnik Building, London, United Kingdom
Kunsthal Aarhus, Aarhus, Denmark
Gladstone Regional Gallery & Museum, Gladstone, Australia
Villa Médicis, Rome, Italy
Sint-Joriskerk, Antwerp, Belgium
Pirelli Hangarbicocca, Milan, Italy
Moderna Museet, Stockholm, Sweden
Musée de L’Orangerie, Paris, France
Propositions #1: What we Mean, Utrecht, The Netherlands
Musée Zadkine, Paris, France
Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Centre Pompidou, Paris, France
Rachel & Israel Pollak Gallery, Tel Aviv, Israel
Kunsthaus Zürich, Zürich, Switzerland
Documenta 14, Kassel, Germany
Museum of Contemporary Art Antwerp, Belgium
Shanghai Himalayas Museum, Shanghai, China
Musée D’Art Contemporain du Val-de-Marne, Vitry-Sur-Seine, France
Wiels Centre D’Art Contemporain, Brussels, Belgium
Manifesta – The European Biennial of Contemporary Art, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Mendes Wood DM, Brussels, Belgium
Documenta 14, Athens, Greece
La Galerie du 5e, Marseille, France
Kastell Van Gaasbeek, Gaasbeek, Belgium
BOZAR Palais des Beaux-Arts / Paleis voor Schone Kunsten, Brussels, Belgium
La Box - Ecole nationale supérieure d'art de Bourges, Bourges, France
Castello Di Rivoli Museum of Contemporary Art, Rivoli, Italy
Contour Biennale 8, Mechelen, Belgium
Kadist Art Foundation, San Francisco, USA
The Heong Gallery, Cambridge, United Kingdom
Tabakalera, San Sebastian, Spain
Musée International Des Arts Modestes, Sète, France
CAAM, Las Palmas, Spain

2016Nottingham Contemporary, Nottingham, United Kingdom
Galerie In Situ Fabienne Leclerc, Paris, France
University of California, Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive, Berkeley, USA
Beirut Art Center, Beirut, Lebanon
Queensland Art Gallery / Gallery of Modern Art, South Brisbane, Australia
Lumen Travo Gallery, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Institut D’Art Contemporain, Villeurbanne/Rhône-Alpes, Villeurbanne, France
Shanghai Himalayas Museum, Shanghai, China
11th Gwangju Biennale, Gwangju, South Korea
University of South Florida Contemporary Art Museum, Tampa, USA
Modern Art Oxford, Oxford, United Kingdom
Musée Départemental D’Art Contemporain de Rochechouart, Rochechouart, France
Museum Arnhem, Arnhem, The Netherlands
Boghossian Foundation, Brussels, Belgium
Centre D’Art Nei Liicht, Dudelange, Luxembourg
Kunsthal Charlottenborg, Copenhagen, Denmark
Lumen Travo Gallery, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
EVA International - Ireland’s Biennial, Limerick, Ireland
Centre Pompidou, Paris, France
20th Biennale of Sydney, Australia
Museum of Contemporary Art Santa Barbara, Santa Barbara, USA
Institut D’Art Contemporain, Villeurbanne, France
Garage Rotterdam, Rotterdam, The Netherlands
Moderna Museet, Stockholm, Sweden
Museo de Arte Contemporâneo de Castilla Y León, León, Spain

2015Lumen Travo Gallery, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Tate Modern, London, United Kingdom
Museum of Contemporary Art Antwerp, Antwerp, Belgium
Kadist Art Foundation FR, Paris, France
Portikus, Frankfurt am Main, Germany
Stedelijk Museum Schiedam, Schiedam, The Netherlands
Museum Folkwang, Essen, Germany
Haus Der Photographie, Hamburg, Germany
Jewish Historical Museum, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Daad Galerie, Berlin, Germany
Eli and Edythe Broad Art Museum, Lansing, USA
Bowdoin College Museum of Art, Brunswick, USA
Long Museum West Bund, Shanghai, China
Monnaie de Paris, Paris, France
13th Biennale de Lyon, La vie moderne, Lyon, France
MU.ZEE, Oostende, Belgium
Goodman Gallery, Cape Town, South Africa

2014Luman Travo Gallery, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
RAW Material Company - Center for art, knowledge and society, Dakar, Senegal
Logan Center Gallery, Chicago, USA
31st Bienal Internacional de São Paulo, Brazil
Queensland Art Gallery, South Brisbane, Australia
Messe Basel, Basel, Switzerland
Savvy Contemporary, Berlin, Germany
Lumen Travo Gallery, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Fowler Museum at UCLA, Los Angeles, USA
Ashkal Alwan, Beirut, Lebanon
Foreign Exchange, Weltkulturen Museum, Frankfurt Am Main, Germany
Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam, Amsterdam, Netherlands

2013Akademie Der Künste, Berlin, Germany
Kunst Galleria Museo, Bolzano, Italy
Berliner Herbstsalon, Palais Am Festungsgraben, Berlin, Germany
Centre D’Art Contemporain, Montreuil, France
Göteborg International Biennial For Contemporary Art, Göteborg, Sweden
OCAT, Shenzhen, China
National Museum of African Art, Washington DC, USA
Gemeentemuseum Den Haag, Den Haag, The Netherlands
Sharjah Biennial 11, Sharjah, United Arab Emirates

2012Lumen Travo Gallery, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
L'appartement 22, Rabat, Morocco
The Tanks At Tate Modern, London, United Kingdom
Galerie Des Grands Bains Douches De La Plaine, Marseille, France
Weltkulturen Museum, Frankfurt Am Main, Germany
Biennale Regard Benin 2012, Cotonou, Benin
9th Shanghai Biennale, Shanghai, China
Museum de Paviljoens, Almere, The Netherlands
Kasteel D’Aspremont-Lynden, Oud-Rekem, Belgium
Whitworth Art Gallery, Manchester, United Kingdom
Bétonsalon – Center for Art and Research, Paris, France
Lumen Travo Gallery, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
La Fondation D’Entreprise Ricard, Paris, France
Weltkulturen Museum, Frankfurt Am Main, Germany

2011Lumen Travo Gallery, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Durban Art Gallery, Durban, South-Africa
The Altered Landscape, Nevada Museum of Art, Reno, USA
Kunsthal Kade, Amersfoort, The Netherlands
Van Abbemuseum, Eindhoven, The Netherlands
Art-o-Rama, Marseille, France
CCA, Lagos, Nigeria
Lumen Travo Gallery, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
La Galerie – Centre D’Art Contemporain, Noisy-Le-Sec, France
Center For Art, Knowledge and Society, Dakar, Senegal
Kiasma Museum of Contemporary Art, Helsinki, Finland
La B.A.N.K Galerie, Paris, France
Centro de Expositiones Fernán Gómez, Madrid, Spain

2010Vitrinegalerij, Antwerp, Belgium
World Festival of Black Arts and Culture, Dakar, Senegal
Lumen Travo Gallery, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
The Khalid Shoman Foundation, Amman, Jordan
The Studio Museum in Harlem, New York, USA
Arti et Amicitiae, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
CBK, Dordrecht, The Netherlands
29th Bienal Internacional de São Paulo, São Paulo, Brazil
Kunsthal Charlottenborg, Copenhagen, Denmark
Museo D’Arte Contemporaneo Della Sicilia, Palermo, Italy
El Centro Cultural Cajastur Palacio Revillagigedo, Gijon, Spain
Staatstheater Grosses Haus, Braunschweig, Germany
INVIVA, London, United Kingdom
Kunsthalle Bern, Bern, Switzerland
Common Ground, Nieuw Dakota, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Musée Du Quai Branly, Branly, France
Extra City Kunsthal, Antwerp, Belgium

2009Centre Culturel Français, Pointe Noire, République du Congo
Kunsthalle Bern, Bern, Switzerland
De Appel, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Galerie Sanaa, Utrecht, The Netherlands
3rd AiM International Biennale, Marrakech, Morocco
The Studio Museum in Harlem, New York, USA
Nieuwe Vide, Haarlem, The Netherlands
Centre Photographique D’ile de France, Pontault-Combault, France
Galerie Nomad, Brussels, Belgium
L’Appartement 22, Rabat, Morocco

2008Casa Africa, Las Palmas, Spain
Arti Et Amicitiae, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
The Studio Museum in Harlem, New York, USA
This is now, 1, Johannesburg, South Africa
Memphis Brooks Museum of Art, Memphis, USA

2007National Gallery of Canada, Ottawa, Canada
NDSM-Shipyard, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Johannesburg Art Gallery, Johannesburg, South Africa
Kunsthalle Bern, Bern, Switzerland
Snap Judgments, Mexico City, Mexico

2006Triennale de Luanda, Luanda, Angola
1st Architecture, Art and Landscape Biennial of the Canaries, Las Palmas, Spain
Moderna Museet, Stockholm, Sweden
Miami Art Central, Miami, USA
Mori Art Museum, Tokyo, Japan
Stedelijk Museum Zwolle, MB Zwolle, The Netherlands
Münchner Stadtmuseum, München, Germany
Arti Et Amicitiae, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
La Casa Encendida, Madrid, Spain
Snap Judgments, New York, USA
Galerie 14, Paris, France

2005Centre Pompidou, Paris, France
The Third Line, Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Sharjah International Biennial 7, Sharjah, United Arab Emirates
Tanzquartier Wien, Vienna, Austria
Hayward Gallery, London, United Kingdom

2004The Black Box, Singapore
2004 Taipei Biennial, Taipei, Taiwan
Kunstverein & Stiftung Springhornhof, Neuekirchen, Germany
Stiching Artwalk, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
26th Bienal Internacional de São Paulo, São Paulo, Brazil
Museum Kunstpalast, Düsseldorf, Germany
Galerie Peter Hermann, Berlin, Germany
Epifyten, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Objectif Exhibitions, Antwerp, Belgium

2003Rijksakademmie Van Beeldende Kunsten, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
8th Havana Biennial, Havanna, Cuba
MIP, Center of Experimentation and Information in Art, Belo Horizonte, Brazil
Palais des Beaux-Arts de Bruxelles, Brussels, Belgium

2002Rijksakademmie Van Beeldende Kunsten, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Camouflage, Brussels, Belgium
FNAC, Paris, France
Le Lieu Unique, Nantes, France
5th Biennale of African Contemporary Art, Dakar, Senegal
Institut Français à Kinshasa, Kinshasa, Congo
1st Biennale di Fotografia Africana, Milan, Italy
Fotofest 2002, Houston, USA

20014th Biennale de Bamako, Mali

1999Chateau D’Oiron, Oiron, France

 
 

 
 
 
AUSZEICHNUNGEN

2013 - 2014Beliner Künstlerprogramm des DAAD (Artists-in Berlin Program of the German Academic Exchange Service

2011Weltkulturen Museum, Frankfurt am Main, Germanay

2010Instituto Buena Bista, Curacao Center for Contemporary Arts, Residency Program, Curacao, The Netherland Antilles

2009Centre Culturel Français, Pointe-Noire, Congo

2005DasArts, Trustfund Stichting/Dutch Ministry of Education, Culture and Science

2003Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs/DCO/IC. The Netherlands
Rijksakademie van beeldende kunsten/Dutch Ministry of Education, Culture and
Science, The Netherlands

2002Ministère des Affaires Étrangères (AFAA) et Ministère de la Culture et de la
Communication (DAP), France
Rijksakademie van beeldende kunsten/Dutch Ministry of Education, Culture and Science, The Netherlands

2000Residency Program, Houilles, France

 
 

 
 
 
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Studio Museum Harlem
Kiasma - Museum of Contemporary Art
Nevada Museum of Art (NMA)
Rabo Art Collection (Rabobank)
Weltkulturen Museum
FRAC Lorraine
Queensland Art Gallery - Gallery of Modern Art
Kadist Art Foundation
Mu.ZEE
Museum Folkwang
AkzoNobel Collection
Société Genérale Art Collection
Centre National des Arts Plastiques - CNAP
Centre Pompidou
FRAC Corse
Museum voor Hedendaagse Kunst Antwerpen (M HKA)
Robeco Art Collection
Castello di Rivoli Museo d'Arte Contemporanea
Fondation Sindika Dokolo
Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam
Stedelijk Museum Zwolle
Stedelijk Museum Arnhem
Stedelijk Van Abbemuseum
Tate Modern


 
 
 
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