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WURA-NATASHA OGUNJI

Wura-Natasha Ogunji's hand-stitched drawings on architectural tracing paper are inspired by daily interactions in Lagos, Nigeria.

Dive

2017

Thread, ink on tracing paper

24” h x 24” w

I don't love you anymore

2020

Thread, ink, graphite on tracing paper

4 panels (42" h x 24" w each)

Black Girl

2017

Thread, ink, graphite on tracing paper

24" h x 24" w

"The drawings are perfect, they have perfectly unfolded and not in the pretty kind of way but in the truth kind of way, with uncertainty and me-ness while also being of the world that is not me at all."

Untitled (sea)

2007/2018
Thread, graphite on tracing paper
8.5" h x 11" w 

Untitled (owl)

2007/2018
Thread, graphite on tracing paper
11" h x 11" w

Untitled (face)

2007/2018
Thread, graphite on tracing paper
8.25" h x 7.75" w

Ogunji's performances explore the presence of women in public space, labor, leisure, freedom and frivolity. 

Will I still carry water when I am a dead woman?

Excerpt

2013

Single-channel digital video

11:57 minutes

Edition 2 of 5

"While the piece poses questions about the work of women, it is also about labor and the politics of change. How much is enough? What is the tipping point in a society where people struggle to meet basic needs? When do people have an opportunity to rest, reflect, envision, imagine, and enact another way of being? I am particularly interested in the role of women in these dialogues."

I imagined you

2020
Thread, ink, graphite on tracing paper
24" h x 24" w

Sea Birds

2019
Thread, ink, graphite on tracing paper
24"h x 24"w

A series of interconnected pools.

(We talked about nothing for hours)

2018
Thread, ink, graphite on tracing paper

4 panels, 108 x 24 inches each

Unfinished landscape

2020
Thread, ink, graphite on tracing paper

10 panels, 42” h x 24” w each

Night Ride

2020

Thread, ink, graphite on tracing paper

24” h x 24” w

Found at Sea

2020

Thread, ink, graphite on tracing paper

24” h x 24” w

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