Samuel Nnorom

17 October 2022 - 18 December 2022

Every year the Royal Over-Seas League (ROSL) and The Art House support two international early-to mid-career artists with a fully funded two-month supported residency, which provides development, networking and exhibition opportunities for artists who have not yet exhibited or studied in the UK. They will also have the opportunity to stay at the Royal Over-Seas League in London and spend time in the capital during Frieze week 2022.

We are delighted that this summer, Madhu Das and Samuel Nnorom will take up this exciting opportunity.

Born in Nigeria, Samuel Nnorom was influenced by his mother’s tailoring workshop and as a child experimented with colourful fabrics, sewing needles, and thread. He is currently working with Ankara fabric to explore ideas surrounding bubbles while interrogating personal experiences that relate to socio-political issues in Africa.

Nnorom will spend time in the community and plans to develop and research the history of materials and textiles in Wakefield and the wider region.

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Image: Samuel Nnorom, After the Pandemic, 2021. Courtesy of the artist.