The IBB re-opens her doors for this exciting and creative New Year with the presentation of one of her international guest artists.Otobong Nkanga (Nigeria, ’74), residing at our institute for four weeks, engaged in a daring new project with the students of our orientation course. Focused on the construction of spaces and especially the appearance of architecture, the project built up to a joint building consisting of different facades. Through conversations and discussions on the reality of dream-houses the model construction gained content.
As for many contemporary artists the free standing disciplines in art – like drawing, painting, sculpting or performance – do not seem to suffice anymore in finding ways to express with the process of the visual arts, Nkanga also takes the path of multi-disciplinary ways of expression. Not only by using performance – in which her exquisite vocal sounds are often also entering the stage – but also installations and photography. As drawing seems to be the laboratory of all ideas, Nkanga uses this medium to explore her thoughts, stories and memories of the past and present. In the recently published book entitled ‘No Be Today Story O!’, her series of drawings Filtered Memories, Social Consequences I and II clearly can be seen as the basis for her work which found their way into universal images on constructed memories and the voids in our minds.
Nkanga started her education at the Obafemi Awolowo University in Ile-Ife, Nigeria, where after she continued her studies at the École Nationale Supérieure des Beaux-Arts in Paris. Continuing her research in the arts she was admitted to the prestigious Dutch ‘Rijksacademie’ in Amsterdam where she stayed for two years. Nkanga obtained her Master degree in Performance Art at Dasarts in Amsterdam in 2008.
We hereby want to invite you to the presentation of our guest-artist on Tuesday, January 4th, at the Dr. D.R. Capriles Kliniek on Curacao (Orkidia Building*) from 6:30 to 8:30 pm.
Admission is free!

*Please follow the IBB signs once you pass the main entrance or ask one of the gatekeepers!