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LUCAS Modern and Contemporary cluster monthly meetings series. Lecture: Evading Capture: In between Stillness and Movement in the Tatsuniya Series

Monday 7 December 2020
Online (Microsoft Teams)

Eliza Steinbock (LUCAS, Film and Literary Studies)
Stéphanie Noach (LUCAS, Art History)
Organized by: Annachiara Raia (African Literature/ African Studies, LUCAS & ASCL)
With support from: Sara Polak & Maria Boletsi (LUCAS Modern & Contemporary cluster coordinators)

The Modern and Contemporary research cluster of the Leiden University Centre for the Arts in Society (LUCAS) is inaugurating its new monthly meeting series with an online talk by Nigerian multimedia artist Rahima Gambo.

During this talk, the Nigerian photographer and visual artist Rahima Gambo will walk us through her digital exhibition of the Tatsuniya series (https://talent.foam.org/artists#rahima-gamboand talk to us about her photographic project and artistic practice, touching upon issues of education, play, environment, and identity.

Artist’s Bio

Rahima Gambo (London, 1986) is a Nigerian multimedia artist who came to artistic practice by working independently on long form trans media documentary projects. Currently, she explores the experimental narrative cartographies of “walking” as it intersects with documentary storytelling, embodiment, psycho-spiritual-geography, socio politics, urban environment and autobiography. Her work engages with the tools of documentary making and an expanded visual language that includes drawing, film, sculpture, installation and sound. 

Selected group exhibitions include “Have you seen a Horizon Lately?” MACAAL, Morocco. The 11th and 12th Edition Recontre de Bamako, the Biennale of African photography, Mali. “Resisting Images, Images Responding” at Coalmine, Winterthur, Switzerland. “Beyond the Image, Bertien van Manen and Friends” Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam, Mercosur Biennial, 12th edition—Feminine(s): visualities, actions and affections, “Afterglow” Yokohama Triennale 2020, Lagos Biennale 2019. “Diaspora at Home” curated by KADIST and the Centre for Contemporary Art in Lagos, Nigeria.

She was recently named a FOAM Talent for 2020 and she was amongst the awardees of the Contemporary African Photography Prize 2020 and part of the World Press Photo Joop Swart Masterclass, Goethe Institut Photographer’s masterclass in Johannesburg in 2017. She has completed fellowships with the Magnum Foundation, Open Society Foundation Documentary Photography, and the International Women's Media Fund. In 2019, Gambo founded “A Walk Space”, a mobile art space that explores the interdisciplinary intersections of the “moving” image through collaborations, exhibitions and workshops. She has an academic background in journalism, gender, social policy and social sciences.

The event is open to members of the Modern and Contemporary research cluster at LUCAS, other scholars affiliated with LUCAS, as well as MA and ResMa students, particularly in African Studies, Film and Photographic studies, Cultural Analysis, and Visual Culture.

Anyone else who wishes to attend this event but is not affiliated with LUCAS can register by sending an email to this address: mc-lucas@hum.leidenuniv.nl


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