The beginning is always the body

The artist, Frida Orupabo, explores the social world around her via her large collages. Curator, Elvira Dyangani Ose, spoke to her about her work.

"Woman Flying" by Frida Orupabo © 2022 via the Stevenson Gallery.

In this new body of work, spanning sculpture, film and works on paper, Frida Orupabo combines fragments of colonial, personal and modern archival material sourced from digital and analog media to disassemble the politics of care, childbirth, and mothering through the perspective of Black womanhood. Hints of pale color are introduced to Orupabo’s traditionally monochromatic repertoire, and domestic furnishings, once peripheral items in her tableaux, take on greater significance as she centers the contexts of her individual figures.

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