Location:Tahiti, French Polynesia
LensCulture Awards:Exposure Awards 2020, Juror's PickExposure Awards 2018, Juror's Pick
Gallery Representation:Art Twenty One, Lagos, Nigeria
Schools Attended:ECAL, University of Art and Design, LausanneSchool of visual art, New YorkEcole d'arts appliqués, La Chaux-de-Fonds
About Namsa Leuba
Featured on LensCulture
- Inspired by the traditions and symbols of voodoo (a religion with millions of followers in Benin and other West African countries), a fictive portrayal of the culture’s visual forms that draws us in while challenging the Western gaze.
- Mesmerizing and inventive images that explore the vibrancy and energy of Nigerian youth culture—it’s no wonder that Namsa Leuba was chosen as one of this year’s Foam Talents.
- This controversial work animates traditional cosmological rituals and symbolic statuettes from the culture of Guinea — by recreating them as living creatures in handmade costumes.
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