Wura-Natasha Ogunji

MASS presents a solo exhibition by Wura-Natasha Ogunji which includes an installation of large-scale drawings and video projections on architectural sketch paper. Many of the images originate from maps of Lagos, Nigeria and include neighborhoods, islands, waterways, airports, bridges and streets which become layered on top of each other to create near futuristic architectures. This exhibition runs from April 25-May 31, 2014.

Wura-Natasha Ogunji is a visual artist and performer. Her works include drawings stitched into paper and videos in which she engages her body in explorations of movement and mark-making across water, land and air. As a recent recipient of the Guggenheim Foundation Fellowship, she created performance works about the presence of women in public space in Lagos, Nigeria. She has performed at Centre for Contemporary Art Lagos, The Pulitzer Foundation for the Arts and the Menil Collection. Ogunji has received grants from The Pollock-Krasner Foundation, the Dallas Museum of Art and the Idea Fund. She has a BA from Stanford University (Anthropology) and an MFA from San Jose State University (Photography). She is a co-founder and lecturer at the Institute for Performing Justice at the University of Texas, Austin. She lives in Austin and Lagos.

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