Eloghosa Osunde’s ‘And Now We Have Entered Broken Earth’ Opens today at Rele Gallery
In January 2016, there was an unveiling of immensely talented artists through the Young Contemporaries platform at Rele Gallery. Amongst them, the writer and photographer, Eloghosa Osunde presented a photo series telling a lesser- known story around one of Lagos’ most popular, noisiest and historic district: Obalende. She explored themes of abandonment, absconding, settlement and the human ability of making a home out of what one is given. This time around, Osunde, whose work is usually rooted in the documentation and exploration of grief, trauma, loss and love in human relationships, will be showing a visual story that juxtaposes themes of addiction, the varied connections in familial relationships, isolation, mental illness, spiritual resistance and surrender.
‘And Now We Have Entered Broken’ will run for 4 weeks from Sunday, May 7 through Sunday, June 4, 2017.
DATE: [Opening] Sunday, May 7, 2017
VENUE: Rele Gallery, 5 Military Road, Onikan Lagos.
TIME: 4:00m – 7:00pm
About The Artist
Eloghosa Osunde is a writer and photographer whose work is rooted in the documentation and exploration of grief, trauma, loss and love in human relationships. Her most recent work focuses on intergenerational trauma, inherited ‘madness’ and the effect of blood and genealogy on our individual identities.
Eloghosa graduated from the University of Nottingham, UK in 2015. In 2014, she was awarded the Hamill Scholarship for Creative Writing at the University of Nottingham’s Malaysia Campus in Semenyih. Eloghosa was a participant of the Farafina Creative Writing Workshop in June 2015. Following the workshop, her selection of vignettes ‘Shapes’ was edited and published online by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie. In February 2016, for the Lagos Theatre Festival and in collaboration with the British Council, she wrote ‘Hunger’, a monologue for the stage play SADPink to create awareness for breast cancer.
Eloghosa’s first photo exhibition “Woman in Bloom” took place in Lagos in September, 2015. Her work at the exhibit featured stark monochrome images and free verse poetry. ‘Young Contemporaries 2016’ was a group exhibition in Jan 2016, featuring Eloghosa’s new photo-series ‘Obalende: The King Pursued Us Here’, a story on internal displacement, told using digitally manipulated photography on canvas. In May 2016, she was one of eight invited artists who travelled with Invisible Borders (as a photographer and writer) for a TransNational Roadtrip documenting modern day Nigerian realities. In August 2016, she was selected to participate in a hands-on intensive workshop organised by the New York Film Academy in Florence, Italy. Following the workshop, she will be starting a one year program in Screenwriting at The New York Film Academy in May 2017. Eloghosa’s work in visual storytelling was selected for The New York Times Annual Portfolio Review Series.
She is working on her debut novel.
CREDIT: About text from www.eloghosaosunde.com