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Art Forum makes Zina’s solo exhibition a Critics’ Pick

Krannert Art Museum and Kinkead Pavilion 500 East Peabody Drive November 17–March 25 Questions of ecology lie at the core of Zina Saro-Wiwa’s exhibition, though her approach to the subject includes more than addressing the natural environment. The show features

Art Forum makes Zina’s solo exhibition a Critics’ Pick

Krannert Art Museum and Kinkead Pavilion 500 East Peabody Drive November 17–March 25 Questions of ecology lie at the core of Zina Saro-Wiwa’s exhibition, though her approach to the subject includes more than addressing the natural environment. The show features

African Arts Journal

Zina Saro-Wiwa’s work is the cover story and subject of a new academic article that appears in African Arts Journal published by MIT Press. The piece “This House Is Not for Sale” Nollywood’s Spatial Politics and Concepts of “Home” in

African Arts Journal

Zina Saro-Wiwa’s work is the cover story and subject of a new academic article that appears in African Arts Journal published by MIT Press. The piece “This House Is Not for Sale” Nollywood’s Spatial Politics and Concepts of “Home” in

Special Feature in Artsy

MoMA is coming to the Niger Delta, and Zina Saro-Wiwa is going to bring it there. But this is not some offshoot of the Manhattan mecca of modern and contemporary art. In this case, MoMA stands for Museum of Mangrove Arts, and

Special Feature in Artsy

MoMA is coming to the Niger Delta, and Zina Saro-Wiwa is going to bring it there. But this is not some offshoot of the Manhattan mecca of modern and contemporary art. In this case, MoMA stands for Museum of Mangrove Arts, and

The Financial Times Weekend: The Edible Art of Summer

To read the full article click here: www.ft.com/  

The Financial Times Weekend: The Edible Art of Summer

To read the full article click here: www.ft.com/  

The Village Voice: A New Brooklyn Museum Exhibit Explores the Transformative Power of African Masquerade

“The show’s emotional heart may dwell in work by Nigerian artist Zina Saro-Wiwa, who presents 28 photographs of Ogele maskers — a form of masquerade that arose in recent decades in Nigeria’s Ogoni community — and an affecting video triptych.

The Village Voice: A New Brooklyn Museum Exhibit Explores the Transformative Power of African Masquerade

“The show’s emotional heart may dwell in work by Nigerian artist Zina Saro-Wiwa, who presents 28 photographs of Ogele maskers — a form of masquerade that arose in recent decades in Nigeria’s Ogoni community — and an affecting video triptych.

The New York Times: Where Tradition Meets Avant-Garde

Read Ken Johnson’s review of Brooklyn Museum’s Disguise exhibition here: www.nytimes.com/2016/06/24/  

The New York Times: Where Tradition Meets Avant-Garde

Read Ken Johnson’s review of Brooklyn Museum’s Disguise exhibition here: www.nytimes.com/2016/06/24/  

Artsy: The Brooklyn Museum’s African Mask Show Is a Complex, Powerful Exploration of Identity

“British-Nigerian-American artist Zina Saro-Wiwa presents a moving, personal video, titled The Invisible Man: The Weight of Absence (2015). A portrait of loss, it stems from her own experience of losing important men in her life, including her father, an activist murdered for his work

Artsy: The Brooklyn Museum’s African Mask Show Is a Complex, Powerful Exploration of Identity

“British-Nigerian-American artist Zina Saro-Wiwa presents a moving, personal video, titled The Invisible Man: The Weight of Absence (2015). A portrait of loss, it stems from her own experience of losing important men in her life, including her father, an activist murdered for his work

Clocktower Radio interview

Disguise: Zina Saro-Wiwa + Adejoke Tugbiyele A conversation with two artists and the curator from Disguise: Masks and Global African Art, on view at the Brooklyn Museum April 29-September 18, 2016. The exhibition connects the work of twenty-five contemporary artists

Clocktower Radio interview

Disguise: Zina Saro-Wiwa + Adejoke Tugbiyele A conversation with two artists and the curator from Disguise: Masks and Global African Art, on view at the Brooklyn Museum April 29-September 18, 2016. The exhibition connects the work of twenty-five contemporary artists

The Wall Street Journal: Brooklyn Museum Goes Behind the Mask

To read the article please click: www.wsj.com/articles/brooklyn-museum-goes-behind-the-mask-1463095306

The Wall Street Journal: Brooklyn Museum Goes Behind the Mask

To read the article please click: www.wsj.com/articles/brooklyn-museum-goes-behind-the-mask-1463095306

JUXTAPOZ: Zina Saro-Wiwa in “Disguise: Masks and Global African Art”

The mixed media exhibit features work by 25 African artists and those of African descent, whose art somehow relates to the overarching theme of masks and masquerade. Some of the mediums of the works include photography, found objects, video projections,

JUXTAPOZ: Zina Saro-Wiwa in “Disguise: Masks and Global African Art”

The mixed media exhibit features work by 25 African artists and those of African descent, whose art somehow relates to the overarching theme of masks and masquerade. Some of the mediums of the works include photography, found objects, video projections,

Casimir: Food from the Niger Delta

In her new book ‘Did You Know We Taught Them How to Dance?‘, artist Zina Saro-Wiwa narrates an interaction between herself and Africa, laying claim to her Niger Delta homeland. She writes, “I make food to tell stories. I make food

Casimir: Food from the Niger Delta

In her new book ‘Did You Know We Taught Them How to Dance?‘, artist Zina Saro-Wiwa narrates an interaction between herself and Africa, laying claim to her Niger Delta homeland. She writes, “I make food to tell stories. I make food

ArtSlant features Zina in their Rackroom interview series

InDecember 2015, Zina was featured in ArtSlant’s rackroom interview series. To read the full interview visit: https://www.artslant.com/ny/articles/show/44676-zina-saro-wiwa-on-art-and-authentic-storytelling-in-the-niger-delta        

ArtSlant features Zina in their Rackroom interview series

InDecember 2015, Zina was featured in ArtSlant’s rackroom interview series. To read the full interview visit: https://www.artslant.com/ny/articles/show/44676-zina-saro-wiwa-on-art-and-authentic-storytelling-in-the-niger-delta        

Zina featured in Dazed & Confused

To read on visit: www.dazeddigital.com/artsandculture/article/29202/1/the-radical-black-artist-bringing-nigerian-cinema-to-the-uk

Zina featured in Dazed & Confused

To read on visit: www.dazeddigital.com/artsandculture/article/29202/1/the-radical-black-artist-bringing-nigerian-cinema-to-the-uk

Diguise exhibition featured in The Guardian

To read more visit: www.theguardian.com/artanddesign/2015/dec/30/africa-masks-art-disguise-los-angeles

Diguise exhibition featured in The Guardian

To read more visit: www.theguardian.com/artanddesign/2015/dec/30/africa-masks-art-disguise-los-angeles

AnOther Magazine feature

AnOther Magazine feature

Manpodcast – September 2015

  Click: www.manpodcast.com/portfolio/no-203-zina-saro-wiwa/ Episode No. 203 of The Modern Art Notes Podcast features artist Zina Saro-Wiwa. The Blaffer Art Museum opens “Did You Know We Taught Them How to Dance?”, Zina Saro-Wiwa’s first solo American museum exhibition on Saturday. It will feature Saro-Wiwa’s

Manpodcast – September 2015

  Click: www.manpodcast.com/portfolio/no-203-zina-saro-wiwa/ Episode No. 203 of The Modern Art Notes Podcast features artist Zina Saro-Wiwa. The Blaffer Art Museum opens “Did You Know We Taught Them How to Dance?”, Zina Saro-Wiwa’s first solo American museum exhibition on Saturday. It will feature Saro-Wiwa’s

Houstonia Magazine (Sept 2015)

http://www.houstoniamag.com/articles/2015/9/25/we-live-in-the-flicker Standing near her evocative exhibit at the University of Houston’s Blaffer Art Museum, British-Nigerian mixed-media artist Zina Saro-Wiwa is strong and proud. A blue shawl wraps around her shoulders, reminiscent of the veil that drapes over a girl in

Houstonia Magazine (Sept 2015)

http://www.houstoniamag.com/articles/2015/9/25/we-live-in-the-flicker Standing near her evocative exhibit at the University of Houston’s Blaffer Art Museum, British-Nigerian mixed-media artist Zina Saro-Wiwa is strong and proud. A blue shawl wraps around her shoulders, reminiscent of the veil that drapes over a girl in

Boys’ Quarters Project Space featured in the UK’s The Independent Newspaper (2014)

CLICK: www.independent.co.uk/arts-entertainment/art/features/zina-sarowiwa-exploring-my-fathers-legacy-9590268.html  

Boys’ Quarters Project Space featured in the UK’s The Independent Newspaper (2014)

CLICK: www.independent.co.uk/arts-entertainment/art/features/zina-sarowiwa-exploring-my-fathers-legacy-9590268.html  

Sharon Stone in Abuja exhibit featured in Art In America Magazine (2011)

  CLICK: www.artinamericamagazine.com/reviews/sharon-stone-in-abuja/  

Sharon Stone in Abuja exhibit featured in Art In America Magazine (2011)

  CLICK: www.artinamericamagazine.com/reviews/sharon-stone-in-abuja/  

CNN covers Sharon Stone In Abuja exhibition (2010)

  CLICK:  www.edition.cnn.com/2010/WORLD/africa/12/23/nollywood.exhibition/  

CNN covers Sharon Stone In Abuja exhibition (2010)

  CLICK:  www.edition.cnn.com/2010/WORLD/africa/12/23/nollywood.exhibition/  

Africa Report

  CLICK: www.theafricareport.com/Soapbox/qi-felt-that-black-did-not-define-me-africa-didq.html  

Africa Report

  CLICK: www.theafricareport.com/Soapbox/qi-felt-that-black-did-not-define-me-africa-didq.html  

Telegraph covers Hello Nigeria (2004)

  CLICK: www.telegraph.co.uk/expat/4192508/Ive-seen-a-different-face-of-Nigeria.html    

Telegraph covers Hello Nigeria (2004)

  CLICK: www.telegraph.co.uk/expat/4192508/Ive-seen-a-different-face-of-Nigeria.html    

Eaten By The Heart in The Guardian (2012)

  www.theguardian.com/artanddesign/2012/dec/03/africa-kiss-sara-wiwo    

Eaten By The Heart in The Guardian (2012)

  www.theguardian.com/artanddesign/2012/dec/03/africa-kiss-sara-wiwo