Coinciding with the Guest of Honor Program of Frankfurter Buchmesse 2019, Portikus is very happy to announce the exhibition the mouth and the truth by Frida Orupabo – the artist's first institutional solo exhibition in Germany. Frida Orupabo (b.1986) is a Norwegian-Nigerian artist and sociologist. She lives and works in Oslo, Norway.
Frida Orupabo's practice derived from a collection of media and personal images on Instagram (@nemiepeba) from where she started to make digital collages and short films with her image archive. Her archival imagery, that is potentiated in her surreal collages, draws a picture on the preformed representations of race, gender, sexuality, violence as well as privacy, autobiography and the public in media. For Portikus Frida Orupabo will develop a new site-specific multimedia installation.