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ruby onyinyechi amanze at the 33rd Bienal de São Paulo

Work by ruby onyinyechi amanze is included on the 33rd edition of the Bienal de São Paulo in Brazil (7 September – 9 December). Titled Affective Affinities, it hopes to encourage an individual appreciation of art by avoiding an overarching theme that could prompt pre-established understandings. Instead, under the direction of principal curator Gabriel Pérez-Barreiro, the biennial is has invited seven different artists to freely organise separate group exhibitions that dialogue with their practices. amanze’s work forms part of Wura-Natasha Ogunji’s exhibition project, titled sempre, nunca [always, never], which explores the exhibiting artists’ individual histories and the complex relationship they have with their lands, nations and territories. ‘In an open and ongoing dialogue, our individual projects encompass different practices and languages, intersecting at ideas and questions crucial to experimentation, freedom and the creative process… [the] work subverts hegemonic narratives and embraces interruptions as necessary openings’ explains Ogunji.

ruby onyinyechi amanze receives prestigious award from the Montblanc Cultural Foundation

ruby onyiyechi amanze is one of three recipients, alongside Mercedes Dorame and Emmanuelle Lainé, of the Montblanc Cultural Foundation’s Artist Commission Program award. Awarded annually, the program enables emerging artists to produce new works within the context of an institutional exhibition, a biennial, or an arts festival. Speaking about the recipients, Montblanc Cultural Foundation Chairmen Sam Bardaouil and Till Fellrath said, ‘[t]he selection acknowledges the work of three incredibly talented artists who… have been pushing the formal boundaries of their respective disciplines… Giving artists both the freedom and a platform to express themselves is at the heart of the Montblanc Cultural Foundation’s purpose”. amanze will be presenting the commissioned artworks at the 33rd Bienal de São Paulo in September.

ruby onyinyechi amanze at the Drawing Center in New York

Amanze has work on the New York Drawing Center’s group exhibition Where Do We Stand?: Two Years of Drawing with Open Sessions (3 August – 17 September). Every two years Open Sessions invites a large group of artists, chosen via open call, to consider their relationship to drawing as medium, process and metaphor. Working together over a two-year period, Open Sessions artists participate in ongoing studio visits and discussions, punctuated by small-group exhibitions at The Drawing Centre. The exhibition of work by the 36 artists in the 2016-17 programme encompasses video, sculpture, photography and installation, as well as traditional drawing forms.

ruby onyinyechi amanze on three-person show in Houston

onyinyechi amanze is included on into the midst of things, with Regina Agu and Wura-Natasha Ogunji at DiverseWorks in Houston (13 May – 22 July). The exhibition looks at the potential of mark making in all of its forms to offer complex counterpoints to dominant cultural and historical narratives.

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  • Solo exhibitions

    ruby onyinyechi amanze / there are even moonbeams we can unfold / 2018

    ruby onyinyechi amanze / Salt Water / 2015

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    the silences between / 2017

    In Context: Africans in America (at Goodman Gallery and Johannesburg Art Gallery)

    New Revolutions: Goodman Gallery at 50

    Speaking Back | Curated by Natasha Becker / 2015

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    ruby onyinyechi amanze / Artsy / December 2015

    A Nigerian-born artist mediates on displacement and longing in Salt Water by Bridget Gleeson (2.8 MB)