Politics of Representation


SMO Contemporary Art presents Politics of Representation, an exhibition of paintings celebrating award-winning artist and art advocate Oliver Enwonwu at the Alliance Française Gallery from 20 September to 10 October 2021.

Through Enwonwu’s strong figurative style, Politics of Representation interrogates the complex layers of history connecting the African continent with the West. His powerful portraiture celebrates Africans' cultural, political, and socio-economic achievements and how these have affected the identity of the global black race. The exhibition contains works from Enwonwu’s ‘Black Victoria’, ‘Signares’, ‘Belle of Senegal’, and ‘Wanderers’ series, which explore the effects of migration, eventually “dissolving boundaries and our notions of time and space.”