Wura-Natasha Ogunji, 'We are loving under dark skies', 2015, Thread, ink, graphite on tracing paper, 61 x 61 cm, Courtesy of 50 Golborne Gallery
Wura-Natasha Ogunji, 'We are loving under dark skies', 2015, Thread, ink, graphite on tracing paper, 61 x 61 cm, Courtesy of 50 Golborne Gallery 

Wura-Natasha Ogunji’s intriguing works consist of delicately stitched and illustrated scenes on tracing paper involving the human form and abstracted scenarios. They are inspired by her life in Lagos, detailing the moments of unexpected beauty, humour and connections that occur in the megacity. Ogunji’s performances and videos involve her using her body to explore movement and mark making across water, land and air.

Ogunji holds a BA from Stanford University and an MFA from San Jose State University, USA. She has exhibited or performed, among other Institutions, at Seattle Art Museum; Louisiana Museum, Denmark; MASS Gallery, Texas, USA; The Mesnil Collection, Texas, USA; Centre of Contemporary Art, Lagos, Nigeria; MOCADA, New York, USA; The Pulitzer Foundation for the Arts, Washington DC, USA; and Gordon Institute of Performing and Creative Arts, Cape Town, South Africa. Ogunji also holds a John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation Fellowship.