A new commission and first solo exhibition in an institution by artist Ima-Abasi Okon.
Okon works with sculpture, sound and video to produce installations that explore the historical and political charge of materials. Previous works have included the artist’s own jewellery, used as a filter between spaces, or contained within medical liquids. For her exhibition at Chisenhale Gallery, Okon repurposes industrial and handmade objects, removing their use-value or function, in order to explore the formation of subjectivity, productivity and excess.
Ima-Abasi Okon lives and works in London. Selected exhibitions include: 13th Dak’Art Biennale, Dakar, Senegal; There’s something in the conversation that is more interesting than the finality of (a title), The Showroom, London (both 2018); UNTITLED: Art on the Conditions of Our Time, New Art Exchange, Nottingham (2017); and OUTPOST Members’ Show 2016, Norwich (2016).
Chisenhale Gallery’s Commissions Programme 2017–19 is supported by the LUMA Foundation.all images © the gallery and the artist(s)