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Wura-Natasha Ogunji
Born 1970 in St. Louis, Missouri, USA
Lives and works in Lagos, Nigeria 
Wura-Natasha Ogunji is a visual artist and performer. Her works include drawings hand-stitched into tracing paper, videos, and public performances. Her work is deeply inspired by the daily interactions and frequencies that occur in the city of Lagos, Nigeria, from the epic to the intimate. Ogunji's performances explore the presence of women in public space; these often include investigations of labor, leisure, freedom, and frivolity. Recent exhibitions include the Stellenbosch Triennial’s Tomorrow There Will Be More of UsAlpha Crucis at Astrup Fearnley Museet, Oslo; and A stranger’s soul is a deep well at Fridman Gallery, New York. She was an artist-curator for the 33rd São Paulo Art Biennial, where her large-scale performance Days of Being Free premiered. She also participated in the 2022 Sydney Biennale. Ogunji currently resides in Lagos where she is the founder and curator of the experimental art space The Treehouse.
Wura-Natasha Ogunji, I imagined you, 2020, Thread, ink, and graphite on tracing paper, 61x61 cm. Courtesy of Fridman Gallery.

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