Rahima Gambo is a multimedia artist who came to artistic practice by working independently on long form trans media documentary projects. Currently, she explores the experimental narrative cartographies of “walking” as it intersects with documentary storytelling, embodiment, psycho-spiritual-geography, socio politics, urban environment and autobiography. Her work engages with the tools of documentary making and an expanded visual language that includes drawing, film, sculpture, installation and sound.
Selected group exhibitions include “Have you seen a Horizon Lately?” MACAAL, Morocco. The 11th and 12th Edition Recontre de Bamako, the Biennale of African photography, Mali. “Resisting Images, Images Responding” at Coalmine, Winterthur, Switzerland. “Beyond the Image, Bertien van Manen and Friends” Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam, Mercosur Biennial, 12th edition—Feminine(s): visualities, actions and affections, “Afterglow” Yokohama Triennale 2020, Lagos Biennale 2019. “Diaspora at Home” curated by KADIST and the Centre for Contemporary Art in Lagos, Nigeria.
She was recently named a FOAM Talent for 2020 and she was amongst the awardees of the Contemporary African Photography Prize 2020 and part of the World Press Photo Joop Swart Masterclass, Goethe Institut Photographer’s masterclass in Johannesburg in 2017. She has completed fellowships with the Magnum Foundation, Open Society Foundation Documentary Photography, and the International Women's Media Fund.
In 2019, Gambo founded “A Walk Space”, a mobile art space that explores the interdisciplinary intersections of the “moving” image through collaborations, exhibitions and workshops. www.awalkspace.com
She has an academic background in journalism, gender, social policy and social sciences.