Anawana Haloba, born in Zambia in 1978, resides and works in Oslo. She works on performance based video- and sound installations, frequently with the body as a means of expression. Her works explore positions and relations in different environments within various political, social, economic, and cultural contexts. She also focuses on giving light to the less explored parts of history.
Haloba graduated from Oslo Academy of Fine Art, and Rijksakademie in Amsterdam. Previous works include the award-winning video- and sound installation “Lamentations” (2007), where the artist draws patterns in salt as a symbol of the cultural barriers that languages form, from an immigrant’s perspective. Haloba’s works have been presented at a number of international art venues, as for example the Venice Biennale (2009), Manifesta 7 (2008), the Sydney Biennale (2008), and the Sharjah Biennale (2007). She held a separate art exhibition at the Kunstnernes Hus (“Artists’ House”), Oslo, in 2010.
Born: 1978, Zambia
Study programmes: Oslo Academy of fine Art, and Rijksakademie i Amsterdam
Resides and works: Oslo