© Jorge das Neves

© Jorge das Neves

Christian Nyampeta & Obi Okigbo

Christian Nyampeta
The Africans – Act 1, 2020–2021
Sound installation
Courtesy of the artist

Obi Okigbo
The Twighlight Moment in the Wake of a Dream, 2019
Projected image of the painting
Courtesy of the artist

Christian Nyampeta organises programs, exhibitions, screenings, performances, and pedagogical experiments in New York, London, the Netherlands, and Rwanda, where he convenes the Nyanza Working Group of of ARAC—Another Roadmap School Africa Cluster. Nyampeta is participating in documenta 15 within ARAC, and he is the convener of the Boda Boda Lounge 2022, a trans-African film and video art festival. He was awarded the 2019 Art Prize Future of Europe from the GfZK and the European Union Prize at the 12th Bamako Encounters—African Biennial of Photography in 2019.

Obiageli Annabel Zeinab Okigbo (b. 1964 Ibadan)

Obiageli Okigbo is a Brussels-based British/Nigerian artist. Her training as an architect at the Oxford Brooks University and the Architecture Association (UK) left a strong imprint on her work, expanding her reach through new media and different supports, ranging from “Indian ink on linen” to oil paint and collage. In 2005, she launched the Christopher Okigbo Foundation tasked with researching and preserving the legacy of her father Christopher Okigbo, poet who departed on the field of the Biafra war in 1967. The connection with her father's poetic legacy accentuates the multi-disciplinary approach that Okigbo inscribes in her work, in which we recognise the influence of the Dutch Masters as much as appropriations of Igbo mythology. Having launched her career with a solo show in Lagos in 2003, she continues to nurture her ties to her country of origin through engaging in projects, shows and Contemporary Art fairs such as ARTX 2016 (first art fair in West Africa). In 2015 she joined the collective of Nigerian artists in the Diaspora NASUK, which organises annual group exhibitions including the seminal commemorative exhibition “Legacies Of Biafra” at SOAS London 2017/8. She has participated in exhibitions in Belgium, UK and Dubai, in conferences including DOCUMENTA 14 (2017) and “Spoken Word” performances most recently at the National Theatre (2020), London. Alongside her painting practice, she has recently started to experiment with photography, video and installation pieces.