Ogunji, Wura-Natasha
Born 1970 in St. Louis, USA
Lives and works in Lagos, Nigeria and Austin, USA
Wura-Natasha Ogunji works in a variety of mediums including drawings, videos and public performances and is renowned for her works on paper. Her hand-stitched drawings made on architectural trace paper are inspired by the daily interactions and frequencies that occur in the city of Lagos, from the epic to the intimate. Ogunji's performances explore the presence of women in public space; these often include investigations of labour, leisure, freedom and frivolity. Wura-Natasha Ogunji is a recipient of the prestigious Guggenheim Foundation Fellowship and has received grants from The Pollock-Krasner Foundation; The Dallas Museum of Art; and the Idea Fund. Her selected exhibitions include IFA Gallery, Berlin, Germany; Seattle Art Museum, Seatle, USA; Brooklyn Art Museum, NYC, USA; Louisiana Museum of Modern Art, Denmark. She participated to Lagos Biennial; Kochi-Muziris Biennale and the 33rd Sao Paulo Biennial in Brazil, in 2018, where she was one of the featured main artists under Gabriel Pérez-Barreiro’s curatorship.
Wura-Natasha Ogunjil, Us in the desert, 2019, Thread, ink and graphite on tracing pape, 61 x 61 cm. Courtesy 50 Golborne

Artists 2016