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Artist Otobong Nkanga has been awarded the first prize at the Lise Wilhelmsen Art Award Program, a $ 100,000 Norwegian biennial award - one of the largest on the international stage - funded for the next 32 years to reward one mid-career artist.

Born in Nigeria in 1974 and living in Antwerp, Otobong Nkanga is metonymically interested in the use and cultural value of natural resources and their overexploitation, revealing in parallel how the meaning and function of the same products are all relative notions. within different cultures. His drawings, installations, photographs, performances and sculptures, all connected to the themes of landscape and architecture, question in different ways the notion of territory and the value given to natural resources. Thus, in 2008, the Contained Measures of Land project used the soil both as a symbol of the territory and the conflict. A year later, during her residency in Pointe-Noire, Congo, previously colonized by the Portuguese and French, she collected eight different colors of earth. She also explores dyeing practices and transforms consumer products into art objects. Otobing Nkanga also won a special mention at the Venice Biennale in 2019 and the Shargah Biennial Prize.

Otobong Nkanga, Glimmer Fragments, 2014

Otobong Nkanga, Glimmer Fragments, 2014