Biennale of Sydney

Wura-Natasha Ogunji

Wura-Natasha Ogunji, Atlantic, 2017, thread, ink, graphite on tracing paper, 61 x 61 cm. Courtesy the artist and Fridman Gallery, New York.
Wura-Natasha Ogunji, The proof, an undersea volcano, extraction, attraction, distraction, 2017, thread, ink, graphite on tracing paper, 6 panels, 152 x 61 cm each. Courtesy the artist. Photograph: Andy Stagg.
Wura-Natasha Ogunji, Will I still carry water when I am a dead woman? 2013, from the series ‘Mogbo Mobranch (I heard and I branched myself into the party)’, performance. Installation view at Sabo, Lagos, Nigeria. Courtesy the artist. Photograph: Ema Edosio.

Wura-Natasha Ogunji

Born 1970 in St. Louis, USA
Lives in Lagos, Nigeria


Wura-Natasha Ogunji is a visual artist and performer. Her works include drawings hand-stitched into tracing paper, videos and public performances. Her work is deeply inspired by the daily interactions and frequencies that occur in the city of Lagos, Nigeria, from the epic to the intimate. Ogunji's performances explore the presence of women in public space; these often include investigations of labour, leisure, freedom and frivolity. She currently resides in Lagos where she is founder/curator of the experimental art space The Treehouse.

23rd Biennale of Sydney (2022)

Details to be announced