We are proud to announce a residency with Marcia Kure. The period is organized in collaboration with The Royal institute of art where she is guest proffessor and Wanås konst where Kure will exhibit later in the spring. (opening at Wanås 5th of may)
In addition to one-person exhibitions in Nigeria, Germany, the Netherlands, England and the USA, Kure’s work was shown at La Triennial, Paris (2013), International Biennial of Contemporary Art, Seville (2006), and Sharjah International Biennale (2005). She presented her work at the 11th Dak’art, Biennale of Dakar, Senegal, in 2014 and was part of the traveling group show, Body Talk, Wiels Contemporary Art Center, Brussels, Frac Lorraine, France and Lunds Konsthall, Sweden.
A Research fellow of the Smithsonian Institution (2008), Visual Artist in Residence at the Victoria and Albert Museum (2014) and winner of Uche Okeke Prize for Drawing (1994), Kure’s work is in the collection of the British Museum, Centre Georges Pompidou, the National Museum of African Art, Smithsonian Institution, Newark Museum, The Hood Museum, Spelman College Museum of Fine Art, Birmingham Museum of Art, North Carolina Museum of Art, IWALEWA-Haus, Frac Lorraine and the Sindika Dokolo Foundation.
Her recent drawing, photomontage and sculpture imagine alternative worlds as a critical response to the postcolonial existential condition. Through appropriation and reconfiguration of normative fashion aesthetic, the body, archival images, classic juvenile literature, African masking forms, and children toys, she produces hybrid, darkly striking images and objects that insinuate postmodern loss of certainties and postcolonial destabilization and fragmentation of identities.
Kure’s work suggests that from our complex encounters with the present might emerge new orders of being that are at once hopeful and despairing, reassuring yet haunting, beautiful and terrifying.