Nigerian poet and performer Wana Udobang is set to present her first mixed media installation. In a press statement, Udobang remarks that “the exhibition is not only documenting and reflecting the insidious ways that women are violated in both our domestic and public lives but” but also centering “the ways we utilize imagination to heal.”

Titled “Dirty Laundry,” the three-day event promises to be an immersive, self-reflective experience, and a chance for viewers to experience a physical representation of the popular metaphor “hanging your dirty laundry in public.” The exhibition is curated by Naomi Edobor and supported by Ford Foundation.

Kicking off on April 28 at Whitespace Ikoyi, Lagos, the traveling exhibition will span three cities across Nigeria in commemoration of the year’s women’s month and 16 days of activism against gender-based violence. The Lagos exhibition will feature panel discussion and performances over three days.

Wana Udobang is a Nigerian writer, poet, performer, and storyteller based between Lagos and London. She released three spoken-word albums titled Dirty Laundry, In Memory of Forgetting, and Transcendence. Her work as a performer has taken her across Africa, Europe, and the US. In 2021 she was awarded the International Writing program residency at the University of IOWA.

Visitor information:

Admission: Free

Date: 28th April – 30th April 2022

Opening times: 12 pm–6 pm Daily

Contact: Naomi Edobor, [email protected]