Otobong Nkanga is a visual and performance artist whose practice explores the social and topographical changes of her environment. Through performance, drawing, photography, and installation, Nkanga examines how raw minerals are transported through covert economies and transformed into desirable consumables. Acting as a cultural anthropologist, Nkanga concentrates on specific elements of our surroundings in order to portray the ongoing challenges of (re)presenting environmental conditions. Within her imaginative and emotive installations and paintings, Nkanga opens up discussion on our connections with natural materials and resources, and their stimulating accounts. 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. Solo exhibitions include: Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago, Chicago, 2018; Kunsthal Aarhus, Aarhus, 2017; and Nottingham Contemporary, Nottingham, 2016. She received the BelgianArtPrize in 2017 and Yanghyun Prize in 2015. Nkanga lives and works in Antwerp.