Sokari Douglas Camp
Born 1958 in 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, while at the same time encompassing contemporary international issues. Douglas Camp has had more than 40 solo shows worldwide and has been awarded a CBE in recognition of her services to art. Her work is in permanent collections across the world, such as the Smithsonian Institution, Washington, D.C and the British Museum, London.  Her third solo exhibition at October Gallery in 2022, Jonkonnu Masquerade, included a series of new works exploring the masquerade of ‘Jonkonnu’ both within its Caribbean context and that of the broader African diaspora. This exhibition coincided with her large-scale sculpture Europe Supported by Africa and America displayed at the V&A to complement the Africa Fashion exhibition. Two larger-than-life-sized steel interlinking sculptures, Tussling Jonkonnu, have also been part of Kensington and Chelsea Art Week.
Sokari Douglas Camp, John Canoe Lace and Heels, 2021, Mild steel, wood, acrylic paint, and gold leaf, 90 x 32 x 17 cm. Photo by Jonathan Greet. Courtesy of the artist and October Gallery.

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