Rahima Gambo (b.1986, Nigerian) is a multimedia artist and photographer who came to artistic practice by working independently on long form trans media documentary projects. Currently, she explores a decolonising, feminising, rehabilitative moving photography through the experimental capabilities of "walking"  as it intersects with documentary storytelling, photo-synthesis, psycho-spiritual-geography, socio politics, urban environment, ecology and autobiography. She incorporates sculpture, drawing, sound, video, installation and performance in her work.


She was recently named a FOAM Talent for 2020 and in 2018 she was a World Press Photo 6x6 global talent.  She was shortlisted for Contemporary African Photography Prize 2020 and part of the World Press Photo Joop Swart Masterclass 2017. She is a Magnum Foundation fellow, Open Society Foundation Documentary Photography fellow and an International Women's Media Fund fellow. In 2019 she founded A Walk Space (www.awalkspace.com ) a "bipedal" space for artists, writers, thinkers and creatives to be solitary or to gather, rest and commune out of her studio in Garki II, Abuja, Nigeria.

Select Group Exhibitions:  Beyond the Image, Bertien van Manen and Friends, Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam. Bamako Encounters - African Biennale of Photography  "Streams of Consciousness", Mali. "Diaspora at Home" Centre for Contemporary Art and Kadist Foundation, Lagos, Nigeria. Lagos Biennial; "How to Build a Lagoon with a Bottle of Wine", Lagos, Nigeria. "Which Kain Wine" Group show, curated by HFactor (Lagos Biennial OFF) Lagos, Nigeria Lagos Photo festival “Passports”, Lagos, Nigeria . "Stop-Over" Women on Aeroplanes exhibition at TOR Art Space, Frankfurt, Germany.  LineGuage: Textual Imagery | Visual Allegories - The Centre for Contemporary Art, Lagos, Nigeria. In 2018  she exhibited in the two-person show The Secret Life of Plants: Rahima Gambo and Adee Roberson at Treehouse, Lagos, Nigeria.

Select publications: South As A State of Mind Issue 11: Coexistence. FOAM Magazine; FOAM Talent issue, Writings and images from “A Walk Series” published in Becoming Botanicals, Book. C& Feature Article:  In Conversation with Rahima Gambo: The Purpose of a Broader Narrative. Sum of Encounters - Rahima Gambo by Emmanuel Iduma, and Nataal Magazine: Issue One - Rahima Gambo.

Education: BA in Social Sciences and Economics from the University of Manchester, an MS in Gender and Social Policy, and MS in Journalism for Columbia University.

Latest:

6 -16 May 2020 Rahima Gambo's "A Walk" screening as part of École du soir: Six Films, from Rwanda and Beyond curated by Christian Nyampeta
12-14 March 2020 Tatsuniya II screening at Re-Fest 2020 an annual festival by Culture Hub, New York, US
12 March -  26 July 2020 
Beliefs: making and undoing the invisible , the Institute of Cultures of Islam and Africa, Curated by Jeanne Mercier. Paris, France
8 March – 19 April 
Fotofest 2020 Biennial/ African Cosmologies – Photography, Time and the Other curated by Mark Sealy. Houston, US
28 Feb 2020, Beyond the Image, Bertien van Manen and Friends, Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam
22/23 Feb 2020 - Forum Expanded, Berlinale film screening of Tatsuniya II, Berlin, Germany
15 Feb - 19 July 2020, Have You Seen the Horizon Lately?, The Museum of African Contemporary Arts Al Maaden (MACAAL), Morocco.
30 Nov – 31 Jan 2020 Bamako Encounters - African Biennale of Photography  "Streams of Consciousness", Bamako, Mali
  • 4 Nov - 31 Jan 2020 "Diaspora at Home" exhibition at the Centre for Contemporary Art, Lagos in conjunction with the Kadist Foundation
  • 26 Oct -  30 Nov 2019 Lagos Biennial; "How to Build a Lagoon with a Bottle of Wine", Lagos, Nigeria

Contact: Rahimagambo[at]gmail.com

Rahima Gambo

Rahima Gambo (b.1986, Nigerian) is a multimedia artist and photographer who came to artistic practice by working independently on long form trans media documentary projects.
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