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.


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4 Dec 2020 - 19 Feb 2021 - "I have This Memory, it is not my Own" Group exhibition at Galerie Cecile Fakhoury, Dakar, Senegal.
15/16 Nov 2020 - "Commemorating Chinua Achebe" Afropolis.org  panel conversation Nov 16th (Online exhibition until Dec 31, 2020 )
1 Nov 2020 - Feb 1 2021 Artist-in-Residence at Operndorf Afrika, Burkina Faso
4 Sept - 31 Oct, 2020- Resisting Images, Images Responding, Coalmine, Winterthur, Switzerland
20 Aug.-10 Sept 2020 Flaneurin* oder Spaßverderberin*? (Flaneur or Killjoy), feldfünf, Berlin
28 Feb - 20 Sept 2020, Beyond the Image, Bertien van Manen and Friends, Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam
Mercosur Biennial, 12th edition—Feminine(s): visualities, actions and affections
Yokohama Triennale 2020 “Afterglow” July 17 - October 11 2020
Foam Talent Berlin: 22 October - 1 November 2020, KühlhausBerlin
Foam Talent Paris: 12 November t/m 29 November  2020,  Fondazione Sozzani Paris
A Walk: in conversation with Ogemdi Ude on E-Flux

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