Samuel Nnorom: The Politics of Immigration and Integration

11 February 2023 - 11 March 2023

Nigeria-based Samuel Nnorom presents his first-ever solo exhibition in the UK this February, following his 2022 residency at The Art House in partnership with the Royal Over-Seas League. The emerging artist spent his time here building upon his use of Ankara fabrics as a catalyst for exploring culture, identity and in particular, his personal experiences in relation to socio-political issues in Africa.

Reinvention and critical questioning are integral to Nnorom’s creative process. Alongside a series of new, bold, and colourful textile sculptures, his exhibition will showcase a series of works embracing new mediums for the very first time, including performance photography and using synthetic latex to emulate skin as a fabric we wear. Key themes of migration and segregation run throughout his work, and the artist has created a new and exciting hanging installation to be revealed, that has been co-created with members of Wakefield’s refugee and asylum-seeking community.

Nnorom has a growing international reputation. He was a fellow at Guest Artist Space (GAS), a fellowship and residency selected by the Yinka Shonibare Foundation in summer 2022, and last December he was awarded the Art for Change Prize by M&C Saatchi and the Saatchi Gallery.

Project generously supported by our partners the Royal Over‑Seas League, with special thanks to Robin Footitt.


Find out more about Nnorom's Residency

Watch our Artist Interview with Samuel Nnorom

Images: Room shots of Samuel Nnorom: The Politics of Immigration and Integration at The Art House
Photo credit: Níamh Donnelly


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