Talks + Events
Friday 8 December 2017 | 11am
Main Gallery, TBG+S
FREE Admission, click here to book your ticket.
Otobong Nkanga will be in conversation with the exhibition curator Caroline Hancock, on the occasion of her solo exhibition The Breath from Fertile Grounds. This event provides a unique opportunity to hear Otobong talk about her work, and Caroline discuss their dialogue and exchange of ideas in the run up to the exhibition, and her curatorial framing for the same.
Born in Kano in Nigeria, Otobong Nkanga lives and works in Antwerp in Belgium. Her first monograph was published this year: Otobong Nkanga. Luster and Lucre, edited by Clare Molloy, Philippe Pirotte, Fabian Schöneich (Portikus / Sternberg Press, 2017). Her work (a large tapestry entitled The Weight of Scars, 2015) was previously seen in Ireland at EVA International in Limerick: Still (the) Barbarians, curated by Koyo Kouoh in 2016. For documenta 14 in 2017, Nkanga launched a long-term project called Carved to Flow, in Athens and Kassel.
Caroline Hancock is a French and English independent curator, writer, editor and translator based in Paris. Having worked on major eclectic, non-hierarchical, cross-historical and multi-disciplinary exhibitions at the Hayward Gallery in the early 2000s, she continues to research Surrealism and its international connections, the potentials of archival materials and the dialogue between ancient, modern and contemporary work, invisibilities and peripheries, the intricately complex personal nuances of each artist's practice, voice and contexts. Language, literature and translation are the core of her practice.