Wura-Natasha Ogunji

Wura-Natasha Ogunji is a visual artist and performer. Her works include drawings, videos and public performances. With these practices she explores: physicality, endurance and gestures of the body as well as our relationship to memory, history and impossible moments in time. Her hand-stitched drawings, made on architectural trace paper, often reference the daily interactions and frequencies that occur in the city of Lagos. Ogunji's performances explore the presence of women in public space; these often include investigations of labor, leisure, freedom and frivolity. Ogunji's work has been exhibited at the Seattle Art Museum; Brooklyn Art Museum; Louisiana Museum of Modern Art and 1:54, London. She is a recipient of the prestigious Guggenheim Foundation Fellowship and has received grants from The PollockKrasner Foundation; The Dallas Museum of Art; and the Idea Fund. She has a BA from Stanford University [1992, Anthropology] and an MFA from San Jose State University [1998, Photography]. She lives in Nigeria and America.