Albert Potrony is an artist working in a variety of media: from sculpture and installation to video and sound. His work exploits the gaps between perception and interpretation, language and understanding to question how we view ourselves and how others view us. Allowing a story to unfold is a key principle of his practice, where scripts and incidental narratives work together in shaping the piece. This is particularly evident in The View, a video piece in which both “real” people and actors are asked to describe the same view in front of them to investigate the notions of truth and artifice.
Alongside his practice, Albert has devised and delivered art projects as artist educator for Whitechapel, Tate Modern, Gasworks, The Drawing Room, Orleans House Gallery, English Heritage, Bow Arts Trust, Goldmiths and Next Generation at the National Theatre.
During his residency at CCA Lagos Potrony aims to investigate the relationship between faith and individual identity - focusing on moments of personal epiphany. Albert will interact with various religious and non religious organisations including those connected to the LGBT community in Nigeria.
Centre for Contemporary Art, Lagos (CCA, Lagos) is an independent non-profit organisation set up in December 2007 to provide a platform for the development, presentation, and discussion of contemporary visual art and culture.
CCA, Lagos prioritises new media and experimental visual art such as photography, animation, film and video, performance art, and installation art, which have been under-presented in contemporary Nigerian artistic practice.
It presents a diverse programme of exhibitions, workshops, talks, seminars, performances and film screenings. CCA, Lagos focuses on Nigeria and the West African Region in addition to collaborating with other African and international organisations, artists and curators.