The work, as a whole, is possibly best explained with the opening lines of Kure’s artist statement:
cloth. texture. connection. disconnection.
unveil. deconstruct. rip apart. rearrange.
heritage. history. myth.
Born in 1970 in Kano, Nigeria, Kure graduated with a B.A (painting) from the University of Nigeria, Nsukka, in 1994. Kure has attended art residency programs in Germany and the United States, where she has taken part in many solo and group exhibitions in addition to showing extensively in her home country. Kure was included in the Multichoice Africa “African Artists of the Future” calendar in 2002, and a body of Kure’s work depicting each year of Nigerian singer Fela’s life was included in last year’s Fela Project at the New Museum of Contemporary Art, New York, an exhibition that is presently on tour in venues throughout the United States. The artist lives and works in Princeton, USA.