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Nnenna Onuoha

15 Dec–19 Feb 23

Opening: 14. Dez 22, 6:00–10:00 pm

‘How do I explain that I remember feelings more than I’m remembering the facts?‘
Mehitabel ‘Metty‘ Markwei in The A-Team

During the exhibition AFTERLIVES, Nnenna Onuoha shows four of her recent video works. Each of them will be presented in an individual display, one after another. Centering Afrodiasporic voices in processes such as collective re-membering, archiving of Black experience and (self-)care, Onuoha approaches histories of colonialism across West Africa, Europe and the United States. By carefully and repeatedly applying these methods, the artist generates histories of the past that can be shared collectively and thus may work as a means to repair.



DJ-Set: Gayture
Dec 14, 22

in simple language with the F3kollektiv
Jan 18, 23

Workshop: Black Visual Intonation
with Melody Howse
Jan 25, 23

Artist Talk
with Nnenna Onuoha & Helen-Sophie Mayr
Feb 1, 23

About the artist

Nnenna Onuoha is a Ghanaian-Nigerian researcher and visual artist based in Berlin, Germany.  Her research explores monumental silences surrounding the histories and afterlives of colonialism across West Africa, Europe and the United States. At its core, her work asks: How do we remember, which pasts do we choose to perform, and why? Centering Afrodiasporic voices, her practice revolves around processes of collective re-membering: putting the past together limb by limb. A second strand of her work focuses on archiving Black experience in the present to understand how, amidst all of this, we practice care and repair for each other. Her work has shown at the Galerie im Turm, the Galerie im Körnerpark, the Kunstverein Hamburg, the KW Institute for Contemporary Art, the Museum of Modern Art Shanghai, and the Johannesburg Art Gallery among others. Nnenna is currently a binational doctoral researcher in Media Anthropology at Harvard University and Global History at the University of Potsdam. She is also a 2023-4 Mellon/ACLS Dissertation Innovation Fellow, a 2023 Flaherty Film Seminar Fellow, and winner of the 2023 Amadeu Antonio Foundation Prize.


Production Team: Alberto Sardo
Head of production: Carolina Redondo
Gallery supervision: Daniela Schoepe
Production Team: Emoke Samu
Production Team: Ezequiel Monteros
Curator: Helen-Sophie Mayr
Production Team: Ignacio Rivas
Gallery supervision: J. Ferdinand Gieschke
Production Team: Mark Stroemich

The curator would like to thank the Team of Galerie im Turm and of Kunstraum Kreuzberg/Bethanien, who are: Dani Hasrouni, Johanna Janßen, Josef Stöhr, Sofía Pfister, Stéphane Bauer and the team of supervisors.

Galerie im Turm is a facility of the municipality department office Friedrichshain-Kreuzberg.