Otobong Nkanga is a visual Artist and live performer born in 1974 in Kano, Nigeria. She currently lives and works in Paris and Antwerp. Nkanga began her art studies at the Obafemi Awolowo University in Ile- Ife, Nigeria and continued at the Ecole Nationale Supérieure des Beaux-Arts, Paris, France. She was at the residency program at the Rijksakademie van beeldende kunsten, Amsterdam, The Netherlands. In 2008 she obtained her Masters in the Performing Arts at Dasarts, Amsterdam. The Netherlands. She has exhibited widely internationally. Since 2013 she attempts the Berliner Künstlerprogramm des DAAD (Artists-in Berlin Program of the German Academic Exchange Service.