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
Moments of Beauty, Reframed, Create a Blueprint for Thriving/If We Can Just Learn to Pivot (2019) by Eyenga Bokamba.
Photography by: AFP | Andrea Ferro Photography www.andreaferrophoto.com @andreaferrophotography
Eyenga Bokamba is one of 170 artists chosen from around the world to be a part of the European Cultural Center’s Venice Biennial Art Exhibition PERSONAL STRUCTURES on view at Palazzo Bembo, Palazzo Mora and Giardini Marinaressa .
The art installation Moments of Beauty, Reframed, Create a Blueprint for Thriving/If We Can Just Learn to Pivot exists as a personal embodiment of the political act of reconsideration: viewers must literally and physically shift positions in order to see the whole.
To pivot, one must create space for consideration, space for the other, space to contemplate, space to dream. To pivot, one must shift, move, perhaps turn. To pivot ideologically, one must consider another perspective as equally valid as one’s own perspective.
Moments of Beauty, Reframed, Create a Blueprint for Thriving/If We Can Just Learn to Pivot is on view in Palazzo Mora from May 11th - November 24th, 2019. https://www.labiennale.org/en/noticeboard/402
Announcing Eyenga Bokamba's 2019 Residency
Rural Center for Contemporary Art
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:
Minnesota Black Fine Arts Show
June 15 – August 30, 2019
528 Hennepin Avenue, Ste. 701
Minneapolis, MN 55403
Sept 19, 2019 - January 2, 2020
Duluth Art Institute
506 W. Michigan Street
Duluth, MN 55802
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.
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
Minnesota Black Fine Arts ShoW
Austin Area Arts
Jan 11 - March 23, 2019
125 4th Avenue NE
Austin, MN 55912
Emy Frentz Arts Gallery
April 1 – 22, 2019
523 South Second Street
Mankato, MN 56001
Paramount Center for the Arts
May 1 – 30, 2019
913 W. Saint Germain Street
Saint Cloud, MN 56301
The Arts Club of Washington DC
February 1-23, 2019
2017 I Street NW
Washington, DC, 20006
Bascio Tower Exhibition
Opening Reception and Artist’s Talk:
Blues for Bascio: Reflections on the Italy Paintings
Saturday, November 3, 2018
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.
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
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
National Association of Women Artists, Inc.
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