Installation view "How did you feel when you come out of the wilderness", Kunsthall Trondheim, 2021

Frida Orupabo

Frida Orupabo was born 1986 in Sarpsborg, Norway, and lives and works in Oslo. Solo exhibitions include Fotomuseum Winterthur (2022); Museu Afro Brasil, São Paulo (2021); Kunsthall Trondheim, Trondheim (2021); Huis Marseille, Amsterdam (2020); Portikus, Frankfurt am Main and Kunstnernes Hus, Oslo (both 2019). Orupabo participated in the 58th Venice Biennale exhibition (2018) as well as the 34th São Paulo Biennial (2021). Together with Ming Smith and Missylanyus, Frida Orupabo presented her work in Arthur Jafa’s exhibition "A Series of Utterly Improbable, Yet Extraordinary Renditions" at Moderna Museet in Stockholm, Galerie Rudolfinum in Prague (both 2019), Julia Stoschek Collection, Berlin (2018), and Serpentine Sackler Gallery, London (2017).

Frida Orupabo’s first monograph was published by Sternberg Press on the occasion of her exhibition at Kunsthall Trondheim 2021. The book contains extensive documentation of her work and essays by Stefanie Hessler, Lola Olufemi, and Legacy Russell.

Her work is included in the collections of Guggenheim Museum, USA, Studio Museum in Harlem, USA, Kadist Foundation, France / USA, Louisiana Museum of Modern Art, Denmark, Museum Ludwig, Germany, Jumex Museum, Mexico, Kistefors Collection, Norway, Fotomuseum Winterthur, Switzerland, Moderna Museet, Sweden, Mumok, Museum Moderner Kunst Stiftung Ludwig Wien, Austria, Nasjonalmuseet, Norway, Foundation ARCO, Spain, Perez Art Museum, USA, Astrup Fearnley Museum of Modern Art, Norway, Göteborgs Konstmuseum, Sweden, KIAMSA, Finland, Verbund Collection, Austria, 21C Hotel Museum, USA, A4 Arts Foundation, South Africa, Alexander Tutsek-Foundation, Germany, Dean Collection, USA, Museum Rietberg, Switzerland, Scheryn Collection, South Africa, Turku Art Museum, Finland, Zabludowicz Collection, UK / Finland, Marieuse Hessel Collection, USA.

Installation view 34th Bienal de São Paulo, solo exhibiton at Museu Afro Brasil 2021

Untitled, 2021, 2 Collages, each 69 x 112 cm, installed at 34th Bienal de São Paulo, solo exhibiton at Museu Afro Brasil 2021

"Two Women" 2021, 12 movable individual objects, digital print on primed anodized aluminium, stainless steel, installation view Future Generation Prize 2021, Kyiv
Photo: Maksym Bilousov, PinchukArtCentre © 2021

Detail "Two Women", 2021 (1st varation)

Detail "Two Women", 2021 (2nd varation)

"Two Women" 2021 (3rd variation)

Installation view "How did you feel when you come out of the wilderness", Kunsthall Trondheim, 2021

Installation view "Jack Davison, Omer Fast, Frida Orupabo", Deichtorhallen. Internationale Kunst und Fotografie, Hamburg 2021

Leda and the swan, 2021, collage with paper pins mounted on aluminium, 94 x 67 cm

Installation view "Jack Davison, Omer Fast, Frida Orupabo", Deichtorhallen. Internationale Kunst und Fotografie, Hamburg 2021

Installation view "Our Present", Museum für Gegenwartskunst Siegen 2020

Installation view "Our Present", Museum für Gegenwartskunst Siegen 2020

Untitled, 2020, collage with paper pins mounted on aluminium
38 x 82 cm

Untitled, 2020, detail

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

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

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

Installation view "the mouth and the truth", Portikus, Frankfurt am Main 2019

Installation view "the mouth and the truth", Portikus, Frankfurt am Main 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 "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