Nnena Kalu: Fair Vanity

Dates: 12 September – 7 November 2020

Location: Summertime Gallery, 145 Ainslie Street, Brooklyn, New York, USA


Nnena Kalu exhibited a series of ‘vortex’ drawings in the group exhibition Fair Vanity at Summer Time Gallery, New York. Curated by guest curator Lisa Slominski, Fair Vanity explored the personal as political through seven distinct, international practices. The circumstances of 2020 urged us to investigate creative production relating to identity. From sheltering in place to nationwide protests, identity in our contemporary culture became both physical and virtual, as well as personal and communal.

Exhibiting artists were Emily Dober (Arts Project Australia), Lee Godie, Zina Hall (Creative Growth), Nnena Kalu (ActionSpace), Yvette Mayorga, Cherelle Sappleton and Emma Summerton. The artists represented unique perspectives – ranging in arts education, age, culture and neurodiversity.


Images: Install images courtesy of Summertime.


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