Born in St. Louis, MO (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.
August 23, 2019
Something We Africans Got
December 3, 2018
October 30, 2017
June 25, 2016
January 19, 2016
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.