Rahima Gambo has developed a polymorphous body of work (drawing, photography and video) with the intention to reconsider the methods and limitations of photo-journalism, by constructing new narrative processes by means of freer and more interactive visual formats. Poetic, fragile, sensitive, ephemeral and spiritual, the works of Rahima Gambo beckon us to enter a profound reflection upon nature, time, body, being, and fate.
Rahima Gambo studied social science, political science, economy and gender studies before pursuing a degree in journalism at Columbia University. In 2014, she received a grant from the Magnum Foundation to pursue research in New York. She turned from photo-journalism to experiment with other media such as video, installation and drawing, and her work has earned several awards and nominations: LensCulture Emerging Talents (2016); Word Press Photo 6×6 Global Talent (2018); FOAM Talent (2020). The artist has participated in international exhibitions including: Diaspora at Home, CCA Lagos (2018); Streams of Consciousness – Bamako Encounters (2017 and 2019); Beyond the Image, Bertien van Manen and Friends, Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam (2020).