In Blood Type, the room is softened and soaked in dark tones. A work table snakes down the wall, onto the floor, across the room, back onto the floor, across the room. An array of stools are lined up, free to be taken and used. On the walls, framed images simultaneously transcribe and obscure demarcations of identity and history, displayed in a room enveloped in a sanguine opacity. Anachronistic shapes sourced from Portugal, Nigeria, and America loosely trace their entangled past. Throughout the work, Kanu investigates and evades external signifiers of location and identity, presenting them in tension with the primally personal medium of blood.

Date: October 15, 2021 — June 152022
Photography: Photographs by Dan Bradica