Na Chainkua Reindorf
Evor, 2022

The work

Evor is one of seven paintings that will have centre stage at the Ghana Pavilion at the 59th Venice Biennale 2022, based on seven masquerade characters (referred to as ‘skins’ or ‘glanu’), that make up the Mawu Nyonu (roughly translated from Ewe as God is a woman). Mawu Nyonu is a mythical masquerade secret society in West Africa made up of seven skins (characters), each of which are distinct both in characteristics and features and each of whom possess a certain transformative power, so that when an individual wears their respective costumes they will be imbued with the power that they each carry.