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Frida Orupabo

1986, Norway


  • Arsenale
    TUE - SUN
    10 AM - 6 PM

    FRI - SAT UNTIL 5 OCTOBER
    10 AM - 8 PM

    Giardini
    TUE - SUN
    10 AM - 6 PM
  • Central Pavilion / Arsenale
  • Admission with ticket

Frida Orupabo’s central concern is the depiction of the black female body, especially as it relates to the circulation of images in media culture. She combines found photographs and images from her personal archive to create digital collages that explore themes of race, gender, identity, sexuality, the gaze, and colonial violence. Orupabo – who is a self-taught artist and trained sociologist – originally began uploading and streaming her collages on social media platforms as a means of obtaining source material and intervening in the endless cycle of images that construct the black female body produced by art history, colonialism, science, and popular culture.

Central Pavilion / Arsenale

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