New exhibition explores Nigeria, displacement and alien alter-egos

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New exhibition explores Nigeria, displacement and alien alter-egos

Feelings of displacement, hybridity and even alien alter-egos are explored in a new exhibition of work by young Nigerian artist Ruby Onyinyechi Amanze, which opens on Feb 19 at Tiwani Contemporary.

The exhibition, a story. in parts. is Amanze’s first solo exhibition and follows her journey from birth in Nigeria, growing up in England and later moving to America, where she now resides.

It addresses the increasing community of people whose identity is no longer intrinsically informed by a a sense of place. 

Among the 60 or so works, on show is Amanze’s alter-ego, an alien called Ada. 

Amanze says: “Ada the Alien was born out of necessity: the need to identify a neutral voice through which to tell stories that highlight the complexities of experiencing home as an alien or foreign being."

The show will be in the capital until March 28. 

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