Video

The Pineapple Videos

In July 2016, Zina curated The Pineapple Show, a Boys’ Quarters exhibition produced by and presented at Tiwani Contemporary in London. For The Pineapple Show Zina brought together artists from the US, the Caribbean, Nigeria, Kenya and the UK to

The Pineapple Videos

In July 2016, Zina curated The Pineapple Show, a Boys’ Quarters exhibition produced by and presented at Tiwani Contemporary in London. For The Pineapple Show Zina brought together artists from the US, the Caribbean, Nigeria, Kenya and the UK to

Niger Delta: A Documentary (2015)

A still from the video Niger Delta: A Documentary (2015). Shown at Blaffer Art Museum, Krannert Art Museum and the Walther Collection, NYC.

Niger Delta: A Documentary (2015)

A still from the video Niger Delta: A Documentary (2015). Shown at Blaffer Art Museum, Krannert Art Museum and the Walther Collection, NYC.

Did You Know We Taught Them How To Dance?

Did You Know We Taught Them How to Dance? is the first solo museum presentation of works by British-Nigerian video artist and filmmaker Zina Saro-Wiwa. Featuring video installations, photographs, and a sound installation produced in the Niger Delta region of

Did You Know We Taught Them How To Dance?

Did You Know We Taught Them How to Dance? is the first solo museum presentation of works by British-Nigerian video artist and filmmaker Zina Saro-Wiwa. Featuring video installations, photographs, and a sound installation produced in the Niger Delta region of

Prayer Warriors: The Survival Performances (2016) 5-channel video installation

Prayer Warriors: The Survival Performances (2016) An excerpt from the 5-Channel video by Zina Saro-Wiwa from ZSW Studio on Vimeo. Prayer Warriors: The Survival Performances sees a group of evangelical Christian pastors from Ogoniland in fervent prayer.  Communicated principally in

Prayer Warriors: The Survival Performances (2016) 5-channel video installation

Prayer Warriors: The Survival Performances (2016) An excerpt from the 5-Channel video by Zina Saro-Wiwa from ZSW Studio on Vimeo. Prayer Warriors: The Survival Performances sees a group of evangelical Christian pastors from Ogoniland in fervent prayer.  Communicated principally in

Karikpo Pipeline (2015) 5-channel video installation 27mins 31secs

Karikpo 5 Screen 9 Min Taster from ZSW Studio on Vimeo. Karikpo is a playful masquerade, unique to the Ogoni people of the Niger Delta. The masquerade – whose masks and movements mimic the antelope – features dramatic feats of

Karikpo Pipeline (2015) 5-channel video installation 27mins 31secs

Karikpo 5 Screen 9 Min Taster from ZSW Studio on Vimeo. Karikpo is a playful masquerade, unique to the Ogoni people of the Niger Delta. The masquerade – whose masks and movements mimic the antelope – features dramatic feats of

The Invisible Man: “The Weight of Absence” (2015) Video Triptych

“The Invisible Man: The Weight of Absence” (2015), a 5 mins 29 secs, video triptych, is the first video featuring and inspired by Zina Saro-Wiwa’s Invisible Man mask. Commissioned by Seattle Art Museum, the work is a statement in evolving

The Invisible Man: “The Weight of Absence” (2015) Video Triptych

“The Invisible Man: The Weight of Absence” (2015), a 5 mins 29 secs, video triptych, is the first video featuring and inspired by Zina Saro-Wiwa’s Invisible Man mask. Commissioned by Seattle Art Museum, the work is a statement in evolving

Table Manners (2014-2016)

“Table Manners” (2014-2016) is a video series that sees individuals giving an eating performance for Zina’s camera. The viewer is encouraged to enter, sit down and enjoy the meal with the eaters. All the eaters in the series use their

Table Manners (2014-2016)

“Table Manners” (2014-2016) is a video series that sees individuals giving an eating performance for Zina’s camera. The viewer is encouraged to enter, sit down and enjoy the meal with the eaters. All the eaters in the series use their

Eaten By The Heart: The Installation (2012)

Installation at HOME, Manchester 2015 The video performance of the Eaten By The Heart series is represented by a 62-minute film featuring 12 different African and diasporic couples kissing for between 4 and 7 minutes each. Each couple is super-imposed

Eaten By The Heart: The Installation (2012)

Installation at HOME, Manchester 2015 The video performance of the Eaten By The Heart series is represented by a 62-minute film featuring 12 different African and diasporic couples kissing for between 4 and 7 minutes each. Each couple is super-imposed

Eaten By The Heart: The Documentaries (2012/2013)

Eaten By The Heart is a video installation and documentary project conceived, produced and directed by Zina Saro-Wiwa. Commissioned by The Menil Collection, Houston and supported by the Houston Museum of African American Culture for the Menil’s exhibition The Progress

Eaten By The Heart: The Documentaries (2012/2013)

Eaten By The Heart is a video installation and documentary project conceived, produced and directed by Zina Saro-Wiwa. Commissioned by The Menil Collection, Houston and supported by the Houston Museum of African American Culture for the Menil’s exhibition The Progress

Transition (2012)

In April of 2012, The New York Times commissioned Zina Saro-Wiwa to make a short film for their Op-Docs series. The subject in question was the most recent popularity surge and articulation of the Natural Hair Movement among black women.

Transition (2012)

In April of 2012, The New York Times commissioned Zina Saro-Wiwa to make a short film for their Op-Docs series. The subject in question was the most recent popularity surge and articulation of the Natural Hair Movement among black women.

Dindi (2012)

In 2012 Zina Saro-Wiwa shot and directed her first music video in New York City, in one (freezing) day. “Dindi”, a bossa nova and jazz classic written by Antonio Carlos Jobim was performed by the São Paulo-based American jazz singer

Dindi (2012)

In 2012 Zina Saro-Wiwa shot and directed her first music video in New York City, in one (freezing) day. “Dindi”, a bossa nova and jazz classic written by Antonio Carlos Jobim was performed by the São Paulo-based American jazz singer

Sarogua Mourning (2011)

Single channel video, 11mins 37secs. In 2011, Zina made Sarogua Mourning, a video installation that confronted her inability to mourn her father’s death and explored the relationship between performance and catharsis. “I did not cry for ten years after my

Sarogua Mourning (2011)

Single channel video, 11mins 37secs. In 2011, Zina made Sarogua Mourning, a video installation that confronted her inability to mourn her father’s death and explored the relationship between performance and catharsis. “I did not cry for ten years after my

Mourning Class: Nollywood (2010)

Multi-channel video installation, 20mins 32secs. The Mourning Class series is a set of video performances that explore mourning rituals and address the role of performance in grieving. The first in the series is Mourning Class: Nollywood. This piece arose from

Mourning Class: Nollywood (2010)

Multi-channel video installation, 20mins 32secs. The Mourning Class series is a set of video performances that explore mourning rituals and address the role of performance in grieving. The first in the series is Mourning Class: Nollywood. This piece arose from

The Deliverance Of Comfort (2010)

“Alt-Nollywood” video, 7mins 21 secs. The Deliverance of Comfort debuted in 2010’s Sharon Stone in Abuja exhibition. It is a short satirical fable about a ‘child witch’ called Comfort. The film begins with the voice of a “priest” explaining how

The Deliverance Of Comfort (2010)

“Alt-Nollywood” video, 7mins 21 secs. The Deliverance of Comfort debuted in 2010’s Sharon Stone in Abuja exhibition. It is a short satirical fable about a ‘child witch’ called Comfort. The film begins with the voice of a “priest” explaining how

Phyllis (2010)

“Alt-Nollywood” video, 15mins 37 secs.  Phyllis debuted at the Sharon Stone in Abuja exhibition. The film is a moving and atmospheric portrait of a lonely woman obsessed with synthetic Nollywood dramas, that lives in the city of Lagos, Nigeria. The

Phyllis (2010)

“Alt-Nollywood” video, 15mins 37 secs.  Phyllis debuted at the Sharon Stone in Abuja exhibition. The film is a moving and atmospheric portrait of a lonely woman obsessed with synthetic Nollywood dramas, that lives in the city of Lagos, Nigeria. The

This Is My Africa (2009)

Documentary, 52 mins, (2009) www.thisismyafrica.com This Is My Africa directed by Zina Saro-Wiwa from ZSW Studio on Vimeo. This Is My Africa is the seminal, award-winning 52-minute documentary which took a deceptively simple but innovative approach to telling a new

This Is My Africa (2009)

Documentary, 52 mins, (2009) www.thisismyafrica.com This Is My Africa directed by Zina Saro-Wiwa from ZSW Studio on Vimeo. This Is My Africa is the seminal, award-winning 52-minute documentary which took a deceptively simple but innovative approach to telling a new