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Born in Munich, Germany (1989). Lives and works in Munich.

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Born in St. Louis, MO (1970). Lives and works in Lagos, Nigera


Wura-Natasha Ogunji holds a B.A. in anthropology from Stanford University and an M.F.A. in photography from San Jose State University. In 2012, she was awarded the Guggenheim Fellowship to create a series of performance videos about the presence of women in public space in Lagos. Ogunji's works are in the collections of the Smithsonian African Art Museum, Louisiana Museum of Modern Art in Denmark, University of Texas Austin, and Kadist Foundation. She participated in the 2022 Sydney Biennial, the 2020 Stellenbosch Triennale, the 2018 São Paulo Biennial, and the 2017 Kochi-Muziris Biennale, and has exhibited at the Museum of Modern Art Paris, Palais de Tokyo, Seattle Art Museum, Brooklyn Museum, Dallas Museum of Art, and other institutions.


Ogunji's durational performance video 'Will I still carry water when I am a dead woman?' is on view in the exhibition A World in Common: Contemporary African Photography until January, 2024 at Tate Modern in London.  She is currently an artist in residence at the Cité internationale des arts in Paris.



Interview with Richard Bright


March 2020


just a note; artist to artist

BOMB Magazine

August 23, 2019


The Treehouse Lagos

Something We Africans Got

December 3, 2018


Interview with Theresa Sigmund in conjunction with the exhibition, Every Mask I Ever Loved

Contemporary And

October 30, 2017


Nigerian-American artist Wura-Natasha Ogunji stops traffic with Strut – her latest performance in Lagos


June 25, 2016

Paper as Body

The Offing

January 19, 2016


If I Don’t Show It, Nobody Will

Contemporary And

May 13, 2015


you are so loved and lovely catalog

Published on the occasion of ruby onyinyechi amanze's and Wura-Natasha Ogunji's exhibition, this illustrated catalog includes an introductory essay by Emmanuel Iduma and excerpts from Drawing Memoir – a collection of the artists' written correspondences that chronicle the questions, quandaries, experiments and discoveries made in their studios and beyond.

Wura-Natasha Ogunji: Reclaiming the Female Voice through Public Performance

Ogunji discusses her work as a performance artist in Lagos and her film, Will I still carry water when I am a dead woman? (2013). 

Video courtesy of Design Indaba. 

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