2018 Images: Solo Show at the National Association of Women Artists Gallery, New York City, June 2018; images from International Artist Residency in Pennabilli, Italy and Bascio Tower Installation, Pennabilli, Italy, September 2018; close-up of It Feels Lyrical to Me, created in Pennabilli, Italy, September 2018

Eyenga Bokamba Paintings

Regional, National, and International Shows and Residencies

PERSONAL STRUCTURES 2019 @ the Venice Biennale

 May 11th to November 24th 2019

European Cultural Centre

Palazzo Mora

Cannaregio 3659
30121 Venezia

https://ecc-italy.eu/exhibitions/2019art

https://www.labiennale.org/en/noticeboard/402

Palazzo Mora, Cannaregio 3659, 30121 Venezia

Palazzo Mora, Cannaregio 3659, 30121 Venezia

Venezia!

Venezia!

Announcing Eyenga Bokamba's 2019 Residency

Rural Center for Contemporary Art

Lombardy, Italy

Image courtesy of the Rural Center for Contemporary  Art, 2019

Image courtesy of the Rural Center for Contemporary Art, 2019

Eyenga Bokamba has been awarded a residency at RUC, located in Lombardy in the Italian Alps. This two-week international residency will take place in late September of 2019 and will allow the artist to create a new body of work which will be on view in 2020. Many thanks to Giulia Mazzolani and her team at RUC for this opportunity!

More information about RUC can be found here:

https://www.ruralcontemporary.org/

Minnesota Black Fine Arts Show 

May 1 – 30, 2019

Paramount Center for the Arts

913 W. Saint Germain Street

Saint Cloud, MN 56301

http://www.paramountarts.org/

 

June 15 – August 30, 2019

Obsidian Arts

528 Hennepin Avenue, Ste. 701

Minneapolis, MN 55403

https://obsidianartscenter.org/

 

Sept 19, 2019 - January 2, 2020

Duluth Art Institute

506 W. Michigan Street

Duluth, MN 55802

https://www.duluthartinstitute.org/

Minnesota State Arts Board Show

I am pleased to have my work, The Great Migration, on view from April 26 - August 31, 2019 as part of the Minnesota State Arts Board show A Creative Investment, a visual arts showcase celebrating the 10 year anniversary of the Legacy Amendment.

The Great Migration (Diptych), 2015  Calligraphy ink and acrylic on canvas

The Great Migration (Diptych), 2015

Calligraphy ink and acrylic on canvas

A Creative Investment.jpg


An opening reception will be held on

Friday, April 26, from 6:00 to 10:00 p.m. 

at the Minnesota State Arts Board, 400 Sibley Street, Suite 200, Saint Paul, Minnesota, 55101.

There will be a short program and refreshments at 7:00 p.m.

Please join me!

For a sneak peak at the artists featured, visit http://www.arts.state.mn.us/gallery/artcrawlSpring2019/artcrawlSpring2019.htm


Past Exhibitions

Minnesota Black Fine Arts ShoW

Austin Area Arts

Jan 11 - March 23, 2019

125 4th Avenue NE

Austin, MN 55912

http://www.austinareaarts.org/

http://www.austinareaarts.org/2nd-floor-galleries

Emy Frentz Arts Gallery 

April 1 – 22, 2019

523 South Second Street

Mankato, MN 56001

http://www.twinriversarts.org/exhibition-schedule/ 

Transparency

The Arts Club of Washington DC

 February 1-23, 2019

2017 I Street NW

Washington, DC, 20006

https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.2301773299842463&type=1&l=6580e8b523

https://artsclubofwashington.org/

Bascio Tower Exhibition

September 2018

Pennabilli, Italy

Opening Reception and Artist’s Talk:

Blues for Bascio: Reflections on the Italy Paintings

Aerial view, Bascio Tower Installation, Pennabilli, Italy. Photo credit: Daniele Sassi, www.altopoggio.it

Aerial view, Bascio Tower Installation, Pennabilli, Italy. Photo credit: Daniele Sassi, www.altopoggio.it

Saturday, November 3, 2018

6:30pm

Future Tense Gallery

Please join artist Eyenga Bokamba for a presentation on her artist residency in Pennabilli, Italy through the organization Esperienza (https://esperienza.org/). The artist created six large-scale paintings that were deeply informed by the history, landscape, and abundant light in Pennabilli. This presentation is an interactive discussion on the nature of creativity, and will include images from the artist’s three-week sojourn to the Italian countryside. Paintings on view through December 4th. All are welcome. Future Tense Gallery, 2205 California Street NE, suite 310, Minneapolis, MN 55418.

Plein air painting in the Italian countryside @ Alto Poggio, http://www.altopoggio.it/

Plein air painting in the Italian countryside @ Alto Poggio, http://www.altopoggio.it/

Announcing Eyenga Bokamba's 

International Artist Residency in Pennabilli, Italy

 

Eyenga is honored to announce her selection as the Inaugural International Artist in Residence in Pennabilli, Italy.  This three-week residency will allow her to create a new body of work highlighting translucence and luminosity using mixed media on paper and canvas. She hopes to build upon the thematic focus of her New York City show and delve into the relationship between space, place, and narratives of success.  The wonders of Pennabilli - the colors of the landscape, the culturally rich community and environment - all will undoubtedly influence this next body of work. 

More information about this wonderful opportunity can be found here: https://esperienza.org/Untitled-pageArtists-Residence

Pennabilli, Italy    The artist would like to thank Esperienza, which was founded by friends and admirers of  Tonino Guerra , the poet, artist and world-famous screenwriter who made Pennabilli his home, and along with his wife Lora, helped create a legacy dedicated to the creation and preservation of art, history and natural beauty. The mission of Esperienza is to continue this legacy by showcasing the many treasures in the area, and helping others discover it for themselves. Esperienza works in close collaboration with the  Tonino Guerra Cultural Association .

Pennabilli, Italy

The artist would like to thank Esperienza, which was founded by friends and admirers of Tonino Guerra, the poet, artist and world-famous screenwriter who made Pennabilli his home, and along with his wife Lora, helped create a legacy dedicated to the creation and preservation of art, history and natural beauty. The mission of Esperienza is to continue this legacy by showcasing the many treasures in the area, and helping others discover it for themselves. Esperienza works in close collaboration with the Tonino Guerra Cultural Association.

 

 

 

 

 

Announcing Eyenga Bokamba's New York City Solo Show

NAWA Gallery is located at 315 West 39th Street, Suite 508
New York, NY 10018

212-675-1616 | www.thenawa.org | Tuesday-Friday, 10am-5pm

Eyenga Bokamba NYC Solo Show copy.jpg

 

National Association of Women Artists, Inc.

Upcoming Exhibition
 

Eyenga Bokamba: 

What will I do with all this freedom?

 

June 6-July 5, 2018
 

Reception: Thursday, June 7, 2018, 5-7:30pm 

 

Eyenga Bokamba is an artist whose abstract paintings and installation art express a rare and translucent beauty. From June 6 to July 5, 2018, The National Association of Women Artists (NAWA) is honored to present "What will I do with all this freedom?", an exhibit of solo works that serve as a celebration of the self and the other-whether that other is an idea, a person, or a galaxy. "My greatest desire," says the artist, "is to create work that advances our collective consciousness about what it means to be alive, thriving, and empathetic in today's world."

 

The artist addresses this quandary through the creation of complex, large-scale work, one of which will be on view at the NAWA Gallery. "The Great Migration" is a pastel-hued diptych painting that the artist created as an acknowledgment of the hundreds of thousands of people worldwide who have suffered the tyranny of displacement. Such transcendent works honor her own ancestors crossing the Iberian Peninsula, the Mississippi Delta, the Congo River basin and the Amazonian rainforest. The artist "strives to invite, through luminous, atmospheric beauty, the generous reconsideration of the expansion of possibilities for all people." Toward that objective, the exhibit will feature a series of layered lightboxes made of paintings rendered on plexiglass and silk, illuminating the incomparable beauty she sees in all of us.  
 

A resident of Minneapolis, MN, where she is the founder of Future Tense Gallery, Bokamba holds a B.A. in Interdisciplinary Studies from the University of Minnesota and a Masters Degree in The Arts in Education from Harvard University. The artist is a finalist for the 2018 international artist residency in Pennabilli, located in the picturesque Emilia-Romagna region ofItaly. Her work has been exhibited in Boston, Minneapolis, New York, and Milwaukee, as well as in Miami in 2018 during Art Basel.

 

Founded in 1889, NAWA is the first, and foremost association of women artists to promote public awareness of, and interest in, visual art created by women in the United States. We look forward to welcoming this brilliant and transformative artist to our gallery in the heart of the bustling Garment District. A reception will be held Thursday, June 7, from 5 to 7:30 pm and offers the visitor a rare opportunity to meet the artist in person.

 


NAWA Gallery is located at 315 West 39th Street, Suite 508, New York, NY 10018.

212-675-1616 | www.thenawa.org | Tuesday-Friday, 10am-5pm