Performance and artist's talk

Wura-Natasha Ogunji: If I loved you

Performance, Artist’s and Curator’s Talk

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Wura-Natasha Ogunji, „If I loved you“ (2017), Photo: Miria-Sabina Maciagiewicz

6 pm Performance by Wura-Natasha Ogunji: If I loved you 

7 pm Artist’s and Curator’s Talk with Wura-Natasha Ogunji and Eva Barois De Caevel

If I loved you is inspired by Frida Kahlo's 1940 painting Self-Portrait with Cropped Hair. The performance poses questions about physical beauty and its destruction but also about loss, change and the dynamics of seeing and being seen.

In her solo exhibition Every Mask I Ever Loved at the ifa Gallery Berlin Wura-Natasha Ogunji presents a series of newly commissioned drawings and performances – including re-creations of her performances SweepThe Kissing Mask, and If I loved you – thereby continuing her exploration of the presence of women in both public and private space. 

Admission free. Talk held in English 

Wura-Natasha Ogunji (b. 1970 in St. Louis, USA, based in Lagos, Nigeria) holds a BA in Anthropology from Stanford University and an MFA in Photography from San Jose State University. She is a recipient of the prestigious John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation Fellowship and has received grants from the National Performance Network, The Pollock-Krasner Foundation, The Dallas Museum of Art and the Idea Fund. Eva Barois De Caevel is an independent curator. She works as a curator for RAW Material Company and is the coordinator of the RAW Academy (Senegal). In 2016, she was part of the curatorial team of EVA International – Ireland’s Biennial. She is also editor for the Institute for Human Activities (Congo, The Netherlands, Belgium) and one of the founding members of the curatorial collective Cartel de Kunst, created in 2012, and based in Paris. She is the recipient of the ICI Independent Vision Curatorial Award 2014.

  • Photo: Victoria Tomaschko

  • Photo: Victoria Tomaschko

  • Photo: Victoria Tomaschko

  • Photo: Victoria Tomaschko

  • Photo: Victoria Tomaschko

  • Photo: Victoria Tomaschko