OU School Of Art Welcomes Visiting Artist

By
Claire Berlin

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Updated Fri, Feb 15, 2013 12:40 pm

The Ohio University School of Art will welcome visiting artist Issa Nyaphaga to campus Feb. 20 through Feb. 26 with a special film screening and artist talk.

Nyaphaga, an internationally acclaimed artist and educator, was born in the central African country of Cameroon and grew up in a village of the Tikar tribe.

In the 1990s, Nyaphaga was one of Cameroon’s political cartoonists who challenged President Paul Biya’s regime.

After being imprisoned, Nyaphaga went into exile and addressed the U.N. and French Parliament in Paris.

Currently regarded as a well-established artist in France and the U.S., Nyaphaga will spend a week at Ohio University as a visiting artist, giving live performances and talking about his practice at the intersection of art and politics.

The film screening (Feb. 21) and artist talk (Feb. 25) will be in Seigfred Hall's Mitchell Auditorium, 7:30 p.m. both evenings.

Phone 740-597-3340 or email berlinc@ohio.edu for more information.

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