Reframing "African Art "

Headshots of artists Abraham O. Oghobase, Mallory Lowe Mpoka and Moridja Kitenge Banza

Abraham O. Oghobase by the aritst, Mallory Lowe Mpoka by the artist and Moridja Kitenge Banza by Romain Guibault

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Reframing "African Art "

Friday, March 15, 6 pm
Jackman Hall, Art Gallery of Ontario
Reframing "African Art"

Join artists Abraham O. Oghobase, Mallory Lowe Mpoka and Moridja Kitenge Banza in a conversation offering unique insights into their individual practices across various mediums, perspectives, and cultural influences.

Moridja Kitenge Banza, (b.1980, Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of Congo) is a Canadian artist of Congolese origin, based in Montreal. His artistic approach lies somewhere between reality and fiction, a means by which he questions the history, memory and identity of the places where he lives or have lived  in relation to the place he occupies in them. 

Mallory Lowe Mpoka , (b. 1996, Montreal, Canada) is queer Cameroonian Belgian multidisciplinary artist and cultural worker who works between Tiohtiá:ke (Montreal) and Douala. Her practice draws on archival photographs and personal experiences and examines how individuals navigate places, continually reconsidering the nature of identity and belonging. 

Abraham O. Oghobase (b. 1979 in Lagos, Nigeria) is a visual artist living and working in Toronto, Canada. In his photography-based practice, he engages with issues around knowledge production, land, colonial history and representation by deconstructing traditional modes of making, and by experimenting with the narrative and material potential of images and objects. 

Moderated by Adekunle Adeniji
African art historian and curator with expertise in historical, contemporary, and global African arts. Adeniji was the Anderman Family Curatorial Fellow at the Denver Art Museum (2022–2023), where he curated the reinstallation of the African Arts gallery. He has a B.A. in Fine Arts from Obafemi Awolowo University and an M.A. in African Studies (Visual Arts) from the University of Ibadan. He is a Ph.D. candidate in art history at Queen's University.

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