2-23 April 2011. This exhibition, entitled The Ruptured Landscape: On the Constructions of Difference, brings together several new images by the Nigerian photographer Mallam Mudi, in art Mudi Yahaya. Yahaya interprets the African hybrid identities with their diversified visual dialects, currencies and vocabularies.
Yahaya is an electrical engineer as well as cultural activist. His career as a photographer started in 1995 with social documentary essays and later moved to critical conceptual photography. The artist works on long term, self-assigned projects, that analyze the aesthetic relationship between images and postcolonial deconstruction of the African identity.
His works have been published among others in the book Lagos: A City At Work in 2005 as well as in the London Times. He recently displayed A Perspective of Contemporary Nigerian Photography (2009) and Reconstruction In Reverse (2010) at the Omenka Gallery in Lagos.
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Exhibition by Mudi Yahaya
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