SNAG Conference

On Origins: Part 1

Diaspora artists whose work focuses on themes and narratives that are rooted in or responding to West African cultural values and ideas.

Each artist will give a brief presentation of their work on the Main Stage, followed by a breakout discussion in Sessions moderated by Mazzi Odu.

Part 1: Ndidi Ekubia, Akebehi Kpolo, Satta Matturi
Part 2: Jariet Oloyé, Adaesi Ukairo

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Friday September 29th
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Ndidi Ekubia

Ndidi Ekubia is a contemporary silversmith who has been creating stunning silverware from London since 1998.  Through her use of traditional hand-raising techniques and inspirations…

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Akebehi Kpolo

Akebehi Kpolo, OHIRI Creative Director, was born and raised in Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire, in a family where the preservation of African cultural heritage was very…

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Satta Matturi

Satta Matturi is the founder and creative lead of the award-winning brand, Matturi Fine Jewellery, which she founded after a 17-year diamond career working in…

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Jariet Oloyé

Based in London Jariet Oloyé is a jewellery and objects artist. Her work is rooted in culture, heritage, and history. She has a passion to…

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Adaesi Ukairo

Adaesi Ukairo is a metalsmith making sculptural forms from copper and brass. Using hammers and forming stakes she moulds and shapes instinctively, engaging the metal’s…

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Mazzi Odu

Mazzi Odu is a writer, editor and cultural consultant based in Lagos, Nigeria. Of Ugandan descent, her work has focused on fashion, design, art and…

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