Wura-Natasha Ogunji
1:54 Contemporary African Art Fair, New York
Pioneer Works, Brooklyn
exhibiting with 50 Golborne
May 4-6, 2018
Women on Aeroplanes #2: Search Research: Looking for Colette Omogbai
Curated by Annett Busch, Marie-Hélène Gutberlet & Magda Lipska
in collaboration with Centre for Contemporary Art Lagos
May 23–26, 2018

Friday, May 25
All Things Already: drawing as research with Wura-Natasha Ogunji

The point of departure for the research project Women on Aeroplanes comes from the title of Ghanaian writer Bernard Kojo Laing’s critically acclaimed second novel written in 1988. Search Research: Looking for Colette Omogbai will be comprised of a series of lectures dedicated to unfolding and mobilizing different ways of theoretical and artistic, academic and non-academic strategies of investigation, thus centering the presence of women out of their non-representation in the history-writing process.
A Slice Through the World: Contemporary Artists' Drawings
Curated by Stephanie Straine, Kate Macfarlane and Mary Doyle
Modern Art Oxford
June 16-September 9, 2018
33rd Bienal de São Paulo
Affective Affinities
Curated by Gabriel Pérez-Barreiro
September 7-December 9, 2018

For her exhibition project titled sempre, nunca [always, never], composed exclusively of commissioned artworks, Wura-Natasha Ogunji invited the artists Lhola Amira, Mame-Diarra Niang, Nicole Vlado, ruby onyinyechi amanze and Youmna Chlala to create, like herself, artworks through a collaborative and horizontal curatorial project. "The work of these six artists range from the intimate (body, memory, gesture) to the epic (history, nation, the cosmos)," explains Ogunji. "In an open and ongoing dialogue, our individual projects encompass different practices and languages, intersecting at ideas and questions crucial to experimentation, freedom and the creative process."