A Look at the Guest at the First Edition of The Space: Multidisciplinary Artist Fatimah Tuggar

On Saturday, 28th July 2018, The Space, a personality centred event and television program, had an interesting first edition with its ‘Fatimah Tuggar in conversations with Victor Ehikhamenor’. The guest, Fatimah Tuggar, is a multidisciplinary artist who explores the impact of technology on different cultures using a variety of mediums, but primarily collage, assemblage and montage. Tuggar was born in Kaduna, Nigeria in August 1967, raised in Nigeria and the United Kingdom, and then she moved to the United States to complete her education. She is currently a member of the art department faculty at the University of Memphis.

Lady and the Maid (2000), Fatimah Tuggar/Courtesy: Coeval Magazine

Obviously influenced by her position as a woman of Nigerian origin who currently lives in the United States, Tuggar’s art focuses on the history of a place and outside economic influence on the place. And combining West African and Western motifs, her images examine glamour, excesses, and the parallel between African and Western daily life. Tuggar’s compositions also include Web-based interactive installations that allows participants to create their own collages and narratives. Take a look at some of Fatimah Tuggar’s works.


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Coming to the Davis Fall 2019! #Repost @artnewsafrica ・・・ Davis Museum receives Warhol grant for exhibition on Fatimah Tuggar- The Davis Museum at Wellesley College has been awarded a grant in support of an exhibition of the work of Nigeria born, U.S.-based multi-media artist Fatimah Tuggar. The exhibition, which will go on view at the Davis Museum in Fall 2019, will investigate the ways that race and gender shape human understandings of technology and the home. Curated by Dr. Amanda Gilvin, this will be the artist’s largest solo exhibition to date, and it will be accompanied by the first monographic catalogue of her work. “Working in sculpture, video, digital photography, and virtual reality, Fatimah Tuggar has been innovating across media for decades,” said Gilvin, Assistant Curator at Davis Museum at Wellesley College. “This exhibition will provide opportunities for many different areas of study including art, humanities, computer science, and more.” Multi-media artist Fatimah Tuggar uses technology as both a medium and a subject in her work to serve as metaphors for power relationships. She combines objects, images and sounds from diverse cultures, geographies, and histories to comment on how media and technology diversely impact local and global realities. She received her MFA from Yale University, and has been in exhibitions around the world at institutions such as the Museum of Modern Art (New York), The Whitney Museum of American Art New York), Brooklyn Museum of Art (New York), and Mori Art Museum (Tokyo). Tuggar is currently an associate professor at the Kansas City Art Institute. @thedavismuseum @wellesleycollege #fatimahtuggar

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Money & Matter: Expense & Exploration (2002), Fatimah Tuggar/Courtesy: wiriko.org








Adekemi is a lawyer and writer with a passion for the arts, particularly African art history. She is dedicated to discovering and documenting the most excellent artworks of our time. Follow her on Twitter at adekemitweets.
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