Douglas Camp, Sokari
Born in 1958, Buguma, Nigeria. Lives and works in London, United Kingdom
Internationally renowned sculptor, Sokari Douglas Camp, creates her works primarily in steel. Her often large-scale sculptures make frequent reference to her Nigerian roots, at the same time encompassing contemporary international issues. Douglas Camp is one of the winners of the memorial for Ken Saro-Wiwa in London, and was also one of the shortlisted artists for the Fourth Plinth in 2003. With more than forty solo shows worldwide, Douglas Camp was awarded a CBE in recognition of her services to art in 2005. Her work is in the permanent collections of the National Museum of African Art, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, D.C.; Setagaya Art Museum, Tokyo and the British Museum, London. This year her successful solo show, Primavera, at October Gallery, London brought together major new sculptures that focus on the reinterpretation of familiar figures from the European classical tradition.
Sokari Douglas Camp, 'Primavera', 2015, Steel, gold leaf and acrylic paint 201 x 72 x 162 cm, Courtesy of October Gallery. Photograph by Jonathan Greet|Sokari Douglas Camp, 'Mad cow bus stop Gelede', 1995, Steel, mirror, 84 x 80 x 18 cm, Courtesy ARTCO Gallery