Rahima Gambo is an artist whose work engages with the tools of documentary making and an expanded visual language that includes photography, drawing, film, sculpture, installation and sound. She is currently enrolled at the Royal Academy of Arts, London.


Selected exhibitions include  "Bird Sound Orientations [2] at Kunsthalle Bern, Switzerland, "Bird Sound Orientations [1]" at Stevenson Gallery, Johannesburg, South Africa, Have you seen a Horizon Lately?” MACAAL, Morocco. The 11th and 12th Edition Recontre de Bamako, the Biennale of African photography, Mali.  Mercosur Biennial, 12th edition—Feminine(s): visualities, actions and affections, “Afterglow” Yokohama Triennale 2020, Lagos Biennale 2019.

She was recently named a FOAM Talent for 2020 and she was amongst the awardees of the Contemporary African Photography Prize 2020 and part of the World Press Photo Joop Swart Masterclass, Goethe Institut Photographer’s masterclass in Johannesburg in 2017. She has completed fellowships with the Magnum Foundation, Open Society Foundation Documentary Photography, and the International Women's Media Fund.

She has an academic background in journalism, gender, social policy and social sciences.


Latest News

10 June 2023 - 17 September 2023  uMoya: The Sacred Return of Lost Things
4 November 2022 - 29 January 2023 OZANGÉ | 1st Biennial of African Photography
20 August - 25 September 2022 - Bird Sound Orientations 2 solo show at Kunsthalle Bern, Switzerland 
26 March - 6 May 2022-  Bird Sound Orientations1 Solo show at Stevenson Gallery, Johannesburg, South Africa
18 February – 22 May 2022- WALK! Group exhibition at Schrin Kunsthalle Frankfurt
18 November 2021 - 28 November 2021 - A Rest Guide for a Tired Nigerian Artist, IDFA Doc Lab, Amsterdam
18 November 2021 - 20 February 2022 - "Do Nothing, Feel Everything" Kunsthalle Wein, Vienna, Austria
29 October - 8 January 2021 - Laced, New Arts Exchange, Nottingham, UK
15 October 2021 - Diaspora at Home - KADIST, Paris, France
6 September - 3 October, 2021 - "Nest-works and wander-lines" a workshop and collaborative installation at Biennale fur Frieburg, Delphi Space, Frieburg, Germany.

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