Installation view "Frida Orupabo & Arthur Jafa – Medicine for a Nightmare", Kunstnernes Hus, Oslo 2019

Frida Orupabo

Frida Orupabo was born in 1986 and lives and works in Oslo, Norway. Her work has recently been exhibited at Kunstnernes Hus; Oslo (2019), Julia Stoschek Collection; Berlin (2018), Gavin Brown's Enterprise; New York (2018) and Serpentine Gallery; London (2017). Orupabo participates in the 58th edition of the Venice Biennale (2019). Orupabo explores themes of race, gender, sexuality, violence, the gaze, post-colonialism and identity working in media that in their nature are fragmented and multifarious. Employing image platforms including Instagram, YouTube, Facebook and Tumblr as both source and tool Orupabo engages in the simultaneously monolithic and splintered abundance of images that define race and gender. In their wiki-generated content and labile fluidity these platforms both reinforce and disrupt established norms.

Installation view, "May You Live in Interesting Times", Venice Biennale, 2019

Installation view "Frida Orupabo & Arthur Jafa – Medicine for a Nightmare", Kunstnernes Hus, Oslo 2019

Installation view "Frida Orupabo & Arthur Jafa – Medicine for a Nightmare, Kunstnernes Hus, Oslo 2019

Installation view, "Sell It With Flowers", Museum of Art & History, Neuchâtel 2019

Untitled, 2019, framed paper collage, 82 x 59.5 cm

Installation view "Frida Orupabo - Arthur Jafa – A Series of Utterly Improbable, Yet Extraordinary Renditions", Julia Stoschek Collection, Berlin 2018

Installation view "Frida Orupabo – Two-Thirds Pleasure", Galerie Nordenhake, Stockholm 2018

Installation view "Frida Orupabo – Two-Thirds Pleasure", Galerie Nordenhake, Stockholm 2018

Untitled, 2018, digital C-print, 6 parts: 116 x 174 cm overall

Untitled, 2018, collage with paper pins mounted on aluminium, 2 parts: 123.5 x 80 cm

Untitled, 2018, multimedia on 9 Lenovo tablets, unfixed duration

Installation view "Arthur Jafa – A Series of Utterly Improbable, Yet Extraordinary Renditions", Serpentine, London 2017