Looking for Grace, 2014. Steel and nickel, 201 x 119 x 73 cm.

All That Glitters Is Not What It Seems: A Conversation with Sokari Douglas

Born in the Niger Delta, Sokari Douglas Camp is well aware of the harmful effects of environmental pollution in the region. She has made this subject her primary focus, combining it with other challenging issues related to Nigeria and the broader world in works made with her preferred material—steel. Over the course of four decades, Douglas Camp has had more than 40 solo shows worldwide, at venues including the National Museum of African Art in Washington, DC, (1999) and the Museum of Mankind (a former branch of the British Museum) in London (1995). She has also represented Britain and Nigeria in national exhibitions. In 2003, she was shortlisted for London’s Fourth Plinth, and in 2005, she was awarded a CBE in recognition of her services to art. …see the entire article in the print version of April’s Sculpture magazine.