Otobong Nkanga’s practice explores the social and topographical changes of her environment. Through performance, drawing, photography, and installation she examines how raw minerals are transported through covert economies and transformed into desirable consumables. Nkanga studied at Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife; École Nationale Supérieure des Beaux-Arts, Paris; and Rijksakademie van beeldende kunsten and DasArts, both Amsterdam. Her exhibitions have been at: documenta 14, Kassel, 2017; Biennale de Lyon, Lyon, 2015; Bienal de São Paulo, São Paulo, 2014; and Berlin Biennale, Berlin, 2014. Sites of her solo exhibitions include: Kunsthal Aarhus, Aarhus, 2017; Nottingham Contemporary, Nottingham, 2016; M HKA, Antwerp, 2016; Museum Folkwang, Essen, 2015; and Kadist Foundation, Paris, 2015. She received the Belgian Art Prize in 2017 and Yanghyun Prize in 2015. Nkanga lives and works in Antwerp.