Eyenga Bokamba

Eyenga Bokamba creates immersive painterly worlds that function on multiple levels to address our political landscape, cultural myths, and intellectual conundrums. Bokamba's work as a painter is deeply informed by her training as a writer and background in performance art. Her greatest desire is to create work that pivots on an axis of understanding and advances our collective consciousness about what it means to be alive, thriving, and empathetic in today's world. She resides in Minneapolis.

Bokamba currently serves as a board member of the National Performance Network.

The artist is a graduate of the University of Minnesota and Harvard University.

“My greatest desire…is to create work that pivots on an axis of understanding and advances our collective consciousness about what it means to be alive, thriving, and empathetic in today’s world.” (Eyenga Bokamba)

Selected Exhibitions

2020

Minnesota Black Fine Arts Show, ARTS@MSP, Minneapolis Airport, Minneapolis, MN

2019

Personal Structures, European Cultural Center, Venice Biennale, Venice, Italy

Minnesota Black Fine Arts Show, Austin Area Arts, Austin, MN

Minnesota Black Fine Arts Show, Paramount Center for the Arts, St Cloud, MN

Minnesota Black Fine Arts Show, Emy Frentz Arts Gallery, Mankato, MN

Minnesota Black Fine Arts Show, DAI John Steffi Gallery, Duluth Art Institute, Duluth, MN

Minnesota Black Fine Arts Show, Obsidian Arts, Minneapolis, MN

The Great Migration, Minnesota State Arts Board, St. Paul, MN

Transparency, The Arts Club of Washington DC, Washington, DC

2018

What will I do with all this freedom?, NAWA Gallery, New York, NY

Bascio Tower Exhibition, Pennabilli, Italy

Residency

The Rural Residency for Contemporary Art, Lombardy, Italy

Fellowship

Bush Leadership Fellowship