Arts & Culture
The Art of Zino Sawo-Wiwa
Zino Saro-Wiwa ia an artist working primarily with video but also photography, sculpture, sound and food. She lives and works in Brooklyn, New York as well as running a practise in the Niger Delta region of Nigeria where she founded the contemporary art gallery Boys' Quarters Project Space for which she regularly curates.
Saro-Wiwa is one of Foreign Policy Magazine's Global Thinkers of 2016 recognized for her work in the Niger Delta. She was Artist-In-Residence at Pratt Institute, Brooklyn 2016-2017 and in April 2017 was awarded a Geggenheim Fellowship for Fine Arts.
Saro-Wiwa's interest lies in mapping emotional landscapes. She often explores highly personal experiences, carefully recordingd their choreography, making tangible the space between internal experience and outward performance as well as bringing cross-cultural and environmental/geographic considerations to bear on these articulations. The slippery dynamics between "truth", "reality" and "performance" lie at the heart of her video performance work. The very idea of lanscape and environment is constantly being interrogated in her video work, in the exhibitions she curates at Boys' Quarters in the Nigeria as well as in her work with food.
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