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50 GOLBORNE | Untitled Miami, 2018 | Booth B7

5th - 9th December, 2018

London-based 50 Golborne gallery is delighted to be present at Untitled Miami for the first time. The gallery will introduce new works by: Malala Andrialavidrazana,  Ranti Bam and Wura-Natasha Ogunji.

Malala Andrialavidrazana's (born 1971) most recent series of Figures was shown this year at the Irish Biennial Eva International in Limerick, Ireland, curated by Inti Guerrero. In these, she investigates further how the economic optimism and heroism often expressed through Postcolonial representation of civil engineering coexists with today’s frequently dystopian views of global society. Andrialavidrazana has been deconstructing representations of power from various original sources including old world atlases, stamps and bank notes, reconstructing her own imagery that is concerned by past and present phenomenons of globalisation. Born in Madagascar, the artist lives in Paris (France). She trained as an architect at La Villette School of Architecture in Paris, 1996. Recent and upcoming exhibitions include the Lagos Photo Festival, Nigeria; Touring at Para-Site, Hong Kong; TS1, Yangon, Myanmar; MoMA, Warsaw, Poland; Cité des Arts, Saint Denis, Reunion Island; La Monnaie de Paris, France, Deep Memory (Djupt Minne), Kalmar Konstmuseum, Kalmar, Sweden.

Ranti Bam (born 1982) lives and works between London (UK), Dakar (Senegal) and Lagos (Nigeria). Her work explores the potential of ceramic to express a love of words and metaphor. Her process involves working with clay in its natural unreinforced state, using slip to embellish the surface with colours, patterns, texts and textures. With inspiration drawn from wood, metal and fabric, she combines hand building and throwing, continually deconstructing and abstracting her pieces, creating form through collage. Often an African sensibility of ease, simplicity and light-heartedness pervades her work. Bam received her MA from The Cass Faculty of Art, Architecture and Design. In 2018, she has exhibited at Collect, Saatchi London, art X Lagos and Dakar Biennale OFF, Dakar curated by Bisi Silva and was a resident at CTG(R) in Harare (Zimbabwe) and Moly-Sabata in Sablons (France).

Nigerian-American artist Wura-Natasha Ogunji (born 1970) is interested by the relationship between the geographical, architectural and filmic spaces that she also explores in performance and videos and drawings. These former display delicately hand-stitched motifs with loose ink and pencil marks on architectural trace paper. They allude to the sites of disjunctions epitomised by the city of Lagos (Nigeria) - between past and future, the natural and the urban, the caring and the ruthless, Africa and America, grace and chaos, male and female. Ogunji was educated at Stanford University and San Jose State University and has been living in Lagos in the past five years. She is one of the artist-curators selected by Gabriel Pérez-Barreiro Curator of the 2018 Sao Paulo Biennale. Her work was presented in Institutions such as Brooklyn Museum (USA); IFA Gallery, Berlin (Germany), the Kochi-Muziris Biennale, Kerala, India (2017), Spelman College Museum of Fine Art, Atlanta, (2016) Seattle Art Museum (2015), the Louisiana Museum, Denmark; CCA, Lagos, Nigeria (2015) and Mass Gallery, Austin (2014).

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