Otobong Nkanga speaks to curator Caroline Hancock about her solo exhibition The Breath from Fertile Grounds at Temple Bar Gallery + Studios.
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.