Studio Voltaire Award

Nnena Kalu

Nnena Kalu is a sculptor and visual artist who has worked with ActionSpace since 1999. Nnena is not only an integral member of ActionSpace and Studio Voltaire, but also a creative role model for London’s neurodivergent artistic community through her work as a creative workshop leader. Working with ActionSpace for over 20 years, Nnena has developed a unique practice that shares her process with the viewer by creating performative, large-scale installations in-situ. She has exhibited nationally and internationally, including three major solo exhibitions: Nnena Kalu at Glasgow International in 2018 with Project Ability, Wrapping at Humber Street Gallery, Hull in 2019 and Nnena’s first major London based solo commission for Studio Voltaire elsewhere, Studio Voltaire’s offsite programme in 2020.

Image credits

Nnena Kalu, Wrapping, Humber Street Gallery, Hull 2019

Nnena Kalu, Fabric, 2018