Between December 2018 and January 2019 UK-based artist Ima-Abasi Okon will travel to Njelele in Harare, Zimbabwe as part of the Triangle Fellowship Programme.
Ima-Abasi Okon works with print, sculpture and video to produce installations that explore the historical and political charge of materials and the physical relationships between objects and bodies. Recent projects includes sur— [MIX-USE COMMODITY] —plus, Kingsgate Project Space, London; Concrete Poetries, LOWER.Green, Norwich; Parables for the BLAZER: Mahalia's EXISTENCEandEXISTENTS-HyPE fragrant stacking balm (306.HAL), Plaza Plaza, London; there's something in the title that's more interesting than the finality of (a title), The Showroom, London; PRAISE N PAY IT / PULL UP, COME INTO THE RISE, South London Gallery, London, Canine Wisdom for the Barking Dog—The Dog Gone Deaf, 13th Dak’Art Biennale, Dakar and UNTITLED, New Art Exchange, Nottingham. Okon was awarded the 2018 Nigel Greenwood Research Prize and her solo commission for Chisenhale Galley, London is forthcoming in 2019.
Njelele Art Station is an independent project space located in downtown Harare. It acts as an urban laboratory that focuses on contemporary, experimental and public art practice. Njelele opened on 01 May 2013.
Njelele Art Station is a meeting place for critical dialogue where ideas are generated and resonate out into the city through projects that provoke discussion and engage with the general public.
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