Born in St. Louis, Missouri, 1970. Lives and works in Lagos, Nigeria.

Wura-Natasha Ogunji works in drawing, video, and performance. Her hand-stitched drawings on architectural tracing paper are inspired by daily interactions in Lagos, Nigeria. Her performances explore the presence of women in public spaces, labor, leisure, freedom and frivolity. 

Ogunji received a Guggenheim Fellowship, co-curated the 2018 São Paulo Biennial, and exhibited at Palais de Tokyo, the Kochi-Muziris Biennale, Louisiana Museum of Modern Art, Brooklyn Museum, Seattle Art Museum, CCA Lagos, and The Menil Collection. She holds a B.A. in anthropology from Stanford University and an M.F.A. from San Jose State University. 


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Drawings hand-stitched


just a note; artist to artist

BOMB Magazine

August 23, 2019


Coexistence is just a question of Imagination


October 30, 2017

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


June 25, 2016

Paper As Body: A Conversation

The Offing

January 19, 2016

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