MAR 01st 7PM ET / 4PM PT
Considering Costumes | Omar Ba
Dividing his time between Dakar and Geneva, Omar Ba (he/him) combines African and European histories to address global systems of power and inequality. In his deeply personal and politically conscious work, Ba tackles issues of conflict, immigration and ecological change that shape our daily reality. In Ba's intricate compositions, symbols, patterns and textures inspired by traditional Senegalese ornaments are combined to create a singular artistic expression; episodes of violence play out in dreamlike surreal scenes in which animals morph into humans, and humanity's moral decay is overtaken by the power of the natural world.