Abraham Oghobase

Abraham Onoriode Oghobase (b. 1979 in Lagos, Nigeria) is an artist based in Toronto, Canada. His practice seeks to push the conceptual limits of photography through constant experimentation with material, form and expression, while exploring subjects including identity, existence, personal and shared histories.


CV

Full CV available upon request


SOLO EXHIBITIONS

2018 Layers of Time and Place: What Lies Beneath; Art Twenty One; Lagos, Nigeria

2018 No Matter Who You Are; Angels and Muse; Lagos, Nigeria

2016 Forming Place; Boys’ Quarters Project Space; Port Harcourt, Nigeria

2008 Lost in Transit; Goethe-Institut Nigeria; Lagos, Nigeria


GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2019/20 Silex: de face et de profil in Layers; Labanque centre de production et diffusion en arts visuels; Béthune, France

2019 Streams of Consciousness; 12th Rencontres de Bamako African Biennial of Photography; Bamako, Mali

2019 How to Build a Lagoon with Just a Bottle of Wine?; Lagos Biennial 2019; Lagos, Nigeria

2019 Diaspora at Home; Centre for Contemporary Art, Lagos and KADIST, Paris; Lagos, Nigeria

2019 The Break, The Wake, The Hold, The Breath; Circuit Gallery; Toronto, Canada

2018/19 Never Memorize Poems in Landscape Leeway; Galerie Nord / Kunstverein Tiergarten; Berlin, Germany

2017 The Conundrum of Imagination: On the Paradigm of Exploration and Discovery; Leopold Museum; Vienna, Austria

2017 CCA Lagos at ISCP: Orí méta odún méta ibìkan; International Studio & Curatorial Program; New York, USA

2017 Field Work; Tiwani Contemporary; London, UK

2014 Prix Pictet. The Global Award in Photography and Sustainability: Consumption; Victoria and Albert Museum; London, UK

2012 We Face Forward: Art from West Africa Today; Manchester Art Gallery; Manchester, UK

2011 ARS 11: Africa through the Eyes of Contemporary Art; Kiasma Museum of Contemporary Art; Helsinki, Finland


AWARDS AND GRANTS

2019 Recipient, Okwui Enwezor Prize (inaugural edition); 12th Rencontres de Bamako African Biennial of Photography

2019 Recipient, Toronto Arts Council Newcomer Artist Mentorship Grant; Toronto, Canada

2014 Finalist, Prix Pictet Global Award in Photography and Sustainability, 5th edition (“Consumption”)


COLLECTIONS

2019 The Art Institute of Chicago; Chicago, Illinois, USA

2013 Ackland Art Museum, University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill; North Carolina, USA

2013 Danjuma Collection; Surrey, UK

2011 Museum of Contemporary Art (Kiasma); Helsinki, Finland




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