Otobong Nkanga, From Where I Stand

14 March 2020 to 21 February 2021

Otobong Nkanga prompts us to think about our relationships to land and the extraction of the world’s natural resources. Her works reveal complex economic and political systems, histories of land ownership and exploitation.

The exhibition includes tapestries, drawings, photographs, installations, videos and performances.

The works shown connect desirable products made from minerals with the social and environmental scars left by their extraction.

Otobong Nkanga was born in 1974 in Kano, Nigeria. She lives and works in Antwerp, Belgium.

Thresholds, Online Exhibition

Until 17 January 2021

Thresholds is a digital exhibition that explores the impact of Covid-19 on relationships to home. Curator Aidan Moesby commissioned artists Sonia Boué, Lindsay Duncanson and Catriona Gallagher to develop new films and photographs in response to their experiences of 2020. The exhibition includes an essay by writer and academic Jade French co-commissioned with Corridor8.

Visit the exhibition here.

This exhibition is organised as part of Aidan Moesby’s curatorial associateship with MIMA through our partnership programme with DASH, MAC and Wysing Arts Centre. This national partnership supports the development of Disabled curators. Read more here

An online panel discussion is hosted by Disability Arts Online on 28 October, 18.00 – 19.00. Sign up here

Sonia Boyce, In The Castle Of My Skin

Spring 2020

In the Castle of My Skin is a solo exhibition with Sonia Boyce. It takes place across a large new sculpture based on Fool’s Gold clad in wallpapers made by Boyce since the early 1990s. This structure houses video, sculpture and painting by invited artists and pieces from the Middlesbrough Collection.

Professor Sonia Boyce OBE (b.1962), has a long association with MIMA, and is the first Black woman artist to represent the UK at Venice Biennale in 2021. Organised in partnership with Eastside Projects.