Monographic exhibit by Otobong Nkanga at IVAM

Categories: exhibitions.

TOURISTIC AREA: Historical center

The Nigerian artist will create a specific project for IVAM gallery 1

What would you say "land" is?

Otobong Nkanga provides an alternative meaning to social ideas of identity by exploring the notion of land as a place of non-belonging.

Her starting point are the systems that excavate raw materials locally, process them technologically and distribute them globally.

From there, she follows the threads that intertwine minerals, material culture and the construction of desire with the redistribution of power and knowledge, with migration, transformation, appropriation and loss.

How does she do it? 

Through sculpture, drawing, performance, writing and educational formats to offer a social and topographical dialogue with our daily environment. 

She speaks of the land and the people who inhabit it with natural resources such as stones, fabrics, species or plants and their potential values to provoke narratives and stories related to the land.

Discover this interesting contemporary Nigerian artist from July 13 to November 5, 2023 at the IVAM.


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  • Schedule info

    Tuesday to Sunday from 10 am to 7 pm. Friday from 10 am to 9 pm.

  • Place

    Guillem de Castro, 118. València

  • Price

    Free admission

  • VTC discount 50% off Valencia Tourist Card

How to arrive

  • Underground: L1, L3.
  • Bus: 26, 95, C1, C2.
19 Fri
19º 13º