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Episode 19 - Kudzanai-Violet Hwami

10/15/2018
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Kudzanai-Violet Hwami is one of my favourite artists! Her bold coloured paintings vary primarily between portraits of family and nudes of the black body. She's inspired by Afropunk culture, and creates images by experimenting with photographs and digital collages to paint vivid artworks. Violet has most recently exhibited at 'Les Ateliers de Rennes' - a biennial of contemporary art, 'Talisman in the Age of Difference' curated by Yinka Shonibare MBE. She has also been shown at the National...

Duration:00:29:03

Episode 18 - Simon Njami

10/9/2018
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Simon Njami is a legend in my books, or as I put it simply - a curator extraordinaire. He is a writer, curator, lecturer, and art critic. Njami is the co-founder of Revue Noire, a journal of contemporary African art. He has also made history co-curating the first African Pavilion at the 52nd Venice Biennale, and the first African art fair in Johannesburg n 2008. He's also curated multiple biennials in Dakar, Luanda, Douala, and Lumumbashi. We sat down to chat one Saturday morning about his...

Duration:00:27:35

Episode 17 - Roubi L'Roubi with a tour of Forests and Spirits at Saatchi Gallery

10/3/2018
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'Forests and Spirits' is an exhibition curated by Roubi L’Roubi and presented by Foundation Gallery at the Saatchi Gallery in London. The exhibition displays the works of three Sudanese artists Salah Elmur, Kamala Ishaq and Ibrahim El-Salahi. These artists are known to be part of the Khartoum School, an art movement which centred around the city’s College of Fine and Applied Arts. In the exhibition, El-Salahi’s work is a sculpture inspired by the acacia tree in Sudan called Haraz. This...

Duration:00:21:13

Episode 9 - Adebayo Bolaji

3/6/2018
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In Studio with Sharon Obuobi is a series of conversations with artists, curators, influencers, exploring the process of art making. In this episode, I speak with Adebayo Bolaji, a London-based contemporary artist of Nigerian descent. Before becoming an artist, Adebayo studied acting at the London Central School of Speech and Drama. He performed at Shakespeare's Globe Theatre, the Young Vic theatre, and in One Child - a BBC Two drama. He later became a self-taught artist citing his...

Duration:00:42:36

Episode 8 - Joel Andrianomearisoa

2/26/2018
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In Studio with Sharon Obuobi is a series of conversations with artists, curators, influencers, exploring the process of art making. In this episode, I speak with Joel Andrianomearisoa, a contemporary artist who works in a variety of media. We had a chat about his experiences as a Malagasy born artist living between Antananarivo and Paris, with the influence of migration and colonization on culture. Joel Andrianomearisoa has been exhibited at the Smithsonian Institute, the SCAD Museum of...

Duration:00:14:34

Episode 7 - Atta Kwami

2/19/2018
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In Studio with Sharon Obuobi is a series of conversations with artists, curators, influencers, exploring the process of art making. In this episode, I speak with Atta Kwami, a Ghanaian painter, printmaker, independent art historian and curator. He trained and taught at the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology, Kumasi, Ghana. He wrote a book titled 'Kumasi Realism' which eexplored the evolution of traditional and modern art in Ghana. His work has been collected by the National...

Duration:00:15:25

Episode 6 - Sokari Douglas Camp

2/12/2018
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In Studio with Sharon Obuobi is a series of conversations with artists, curators, influencers, exploring the process of art making. In this episode, I speak with Sokari Douglas Camp, a British-Nigerian artist who welds sculptures from steel. Sokari has received various awards which include the recipient of the 1982 Saatchi & Saatchi Aware, the 1983 Princess of Wales Scholarship and Henry Moore Foundation bursary, and Commander of the Order of the British Empire (CBE) in 2005. To see more...

Duration:00:18:17

Episode 5 - Zak Ove

2/5/2018
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In Studio with Sharon Obuobi is a series of conversations with artists, curators, influencers, exploring the process of art making. In this episode, I speak with Zak Ove, an artist whose work explores and documents the practices of carnival performances in the Caribbean, encompassing sculpture, film, and photography. His artwork reflects an anthropological interest in diasporic and African history, specifically that which manifests itself in the Trinidadian carnival. In 2015, Zak unveiled...

Duration:00:22:19

Episode 4 - Elisabeth Sutherland

1/29/2018
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In Studio with Sharon Obuobi is a series of conversations with artists, curators, influencers, exploring the process of art making. In this episode, I speak with Elisabeth Sutherland, a multi-talented artist, who explores performance art and storytelling in her work. With co-founder Emily Pinamang Asiedu, they present a range of traditional Ghanaian stories in new and interesting ways through their platform Accra Theatre Workshop (ATW). Elisabeth also recently participated in the 89 Plus...

Duration:00:19:18

Episode 3 - Hans Ulrich Obrist

1/22/2018
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In Studio with Sharon Obuobi is a series of conversations with artists, curators, influencers, exploring the process of art making. In this episode, I speak with Hans Ulrich Obrist who is currently working as Artistic Director of the Serpentine Galleries. Since 2002, he has been consistently mentioned on ArtReview’s list of the world’s top 100 most powerful people. Hans Ulrich has conducted nearly 2,500 hours of interviews with creatives, and initiated a series of 24 hour ‘marathon’ public...

Duration:00:29:03

Episode 2 - Ibrahim Mahama

1/15/2018
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In Studio with Sharon Obuobi is a series of conversations with artists, curators, influencers, exploring the process of art making. In this episode, I speak with Ibrahim Mahama, one of Ghana’s most celebrated contemporary artists. A graduate from the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology, Ibrahim had an outstanding break in 2015, when he was exhibited at the 56th Venice Biennale, curated by Okwui Enwezor. Following this, his work has been exhibited at the Tel Aviv Art Museum,...

Duration:00:18:30

Episode 1 - Lina Iris Viktor

1/7/2018
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In Studio with Sharon Obuobi is a series of conversations with artists, curators, influencers, exploring the process of art making. In this first episode, I speak with Lina Iris Viktor, a dynamic conceptual and performance artist, and painter who creates beautiful works with paint and gold. To see more of Lina's work, visit our Instagram page @InStudiowithSO. Learn more about us at www.instudiowithso.com. -- All views and opinions expressed by guests are their own.

Duration:00:30:58