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Founded in 1979, October Gallery, in central London, exhibits innovative, contemporary art from around the world. For over 40 years, October Gallery has pioneered the development of the Transvangarde - the trans-cultural avant-garde.


photo © Jonathan Greet 2008

Nnenna Okore, Rope, 2006 (detail).
Newspaper. Various dimensions.
(Photograph by Jonathan Greet)

photo © Jonathan Greet  2007

Nnenna Okore , Shield Me (detail), 2008
Newspaper, acrylic color, starch, yarn and rope. Various dimensions. (Photograph by Jonathan Greet)

Ulukububa - Infinite Flow

16th October – 6th December 2008

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Emerging, young artist Nnenna Okore will be exhibiting new works in her debut London solo show.

A former student of El Anatsui, whose magnificent bottle-top cloths were the highlight of the 52nd Venice Biennale, Nnenna Okore also transforms discarded materials into cultural objects, forms, and spaces.

Her work often employs ordinary media like magazines and newspaper, which are disposed of in her current home the United States, but are considered usable commodities in her native Nigeria. By re-imagining everyday waste, as well as natural materials, Nnenna’s works consistently challenges environmental neglect, consumerism and globalisation.

This revitalisation, rehabilitation, and transformation of materials, makes Nnenna one of her generation’s most exciting and innovative artists working within the genre of urban recyclia.

Nnenna’s work was recently exhibited at Channel 4’s headquarters in connection with the Big 4 Project. In September 2008, her works will be featured in the inaugural exhibition Second Lives: Remixing the Ordinary at the Museum of Arts and Design in New York.

To see available works and biographical details
October Gallery, 24 Old Gloucester Street, Bloomsbury, London WC1N 3AL Tel: + 44 (0)20 7242 7367