Adjani Okpu-Egbe Exhibition

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[Image: Adjani Okpu-Egbe "Trip Hazard" (2014) mixed media on canvas, 48 x 60 in. Courtesy of the artist]

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In his first United States solo show, On Delegitimization and Solidarity: Sisiku AyukTabe, the Martin Luther King Jr. of Ambazonia, the Nera 10, and the Myth of Violent Africa, Adjani Okpu-Egbe presents mixed media compositions in an installation that explores anti-colonialist and anti-racist activism. The artist focuses on Ambazonia, also known as Southern Cameroons or English Speaking Cameroons, where he lived until 2004.

Okpu-Egbe’s visuals, along with written, spoken, and musical contextualization, shed light on the ongoing Civil War in Ambazonia. Depicting displacement, massacre, and rape, his art draws attention to the mass atrocities of the Cameroonian Army against the civilian population there.

This exhibition is curated by Amy Rosenblum-Martín.

Adjani Okpu-Egbe (born 1979, Kumba, Cameroon) lives and works in London. He has exhibited work at Kunstverein Braunschweig Museum, Germany, and SAVVY Contemporary, Berlin, among others. Okpu-Egbe’s solo shows include Surpassing the Eternally Mysterious Afro-Surreal, Sulger-Buel Gallery, London, and The Underdog, 1-54 Contemporary African Art Fair, Somerset House, London. In 2020, he was the recipient of the inaugural Ritzau Art Prize at ISCP.



from September 17, 2021 to February 25, 2022

Opening Reception on 2021-09-17 from 18:00 to 20:00

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