Douglas Camp CBE, Sokari
Born 1958 in Buguma, Nigeria
Lives and works in London, United Kingdom
Internationally renowned sculptor Sokari Douglas Camp CBE creates her works primarily in steel. Her sculptures make frequent reference to her Nigerian roots, at the same time encompassing international issues. Douglas Camp’s artwork was the winning proposal for an international platform competition to commemorate the life of Ken Saro-Wiwa and was shortlisted for the Fourth Plinth in 2003. She has had over forty solo shows worldwide and in 2005, was awarded a CBE in recognition of her services to art. 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. Douglas Camp was selected for Ichihara Art X Mix 2020, Japan and created the largescale sculpture, Manmade, for the festival on a moving tram carriage at Goi Station. She was also selected to create a column for STOA169 in Polling, Germany.
Sokari Douglas Camp CBE, Maid Series, 2021, Mild steel and acrylic paint, Left to right: Maid, 42 x 18 x 17.5 cm; Maid with Headdress, 54 x 17 x 18 cm; Slave Maid (and we rise), 42 x 20 x 18 cm. Courtesy of October Gallery.

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