Biography

Born in Umuahia, Nigeria                                        
Working and living near Cologne, Germany
Studies in fine arts (painting) at the Art Academy Duesseldorf (1993 – 2002)
with Prof. Michael Buthe (†) and Prof. A.R. Penck (Master of Fine Arts [Meisterschüler])

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Exhibitions (Selection)

 (s) = Solo Exhibition

 2018 „LebensWert Arbeit“, Dom-Museum Trier/Germany
  goodwill ambassador MISEREOR 2017/2018 “I am, because you are”
 2017 “Wanderlust”, Lagos/Nigeria
  Dom-Museum Trier, Germany
  arthouse auction, Lagos/Nigeria (also 2008 – 2016)
 2016 selected to design the 21. MISEREOR-“Hungertuch” (lenten veil) 2017/2018, Germany
 2015 56th Venice Biennale – collateral event “italia docet”/Italy
  "points of view", arthouse - the space, Lagos/Nigeria (s)
 2014 Casablanca Biennale/Morocco
 2013 residency Ifitry/Morocco
  “mother tongue“, temple muse, Lagos/Nigeria (s)
   "conversion”, Galerie am Brüsseler Platz, Cologne/Germany (s)
   Terra Kulture, Lagos/Nigeria
 2012  Paragon Galerie, Miami/USA
 2011  “Crosscurrents”, Lagos/Nigeria
 2010   “Nigeria at 50”, Nigerian Embassy und Deutsche Bank, Berlin/Germany
   “Theme Africa”, Phillips de Pury, New York/USA
   “Face to Face”, Bonn International Center for Conversion (BICC), Bonn/Germany (s)
 2009  OPERA Galerie, Paris/ France
 2008  “Reflection”, Signature Galerie, Lagos/Nigeria (s)
   Millenia Fine Art, Orlando, Florida/USA
 2007  Goethe-Institut, Düsseldorf/ Germany
   Deutsche Gesellschaft für Technische Zusammenarbeit (GTZ),
 Eschborn, Germany (also in 2001)
 2006  World Market Center, Las Vegas/USA
   Association for Visual Arts [AVA], Cape Town/South Africa (s)
   Galerie ACHT P! PRAVATO, Bonn/Germany  (also in 1998) (s)
   Galerie OTT, Düsseldorf/Germany,(also in 2003, 2002 und 1997) (s)
 2005  Internationale Kunst Messe“Palm Beach Contemporary“, Palm Beach/Florida,USA
   Kunsttage Rhein-Erft, Brauweiler Abbey/Germany (also in 2002 und 2001)
 2004  "The Internationals”, Millenia Gallery, Orlando/Florida, USA
   Collection National Museum Tivat/Montenegro
   ”Second Independent International Biennial of Graphic in St. Petersburg”, Russia
   “Holland Art Fair“, The Hague/Holland
 2003  Internationale Kunst Messe "LINEART" (Galerie DE OPSTEKER), Gent/Belgium
   "Artists from Germany", CHURCH STREET GALERIE, Orlando/Florida, USA
2000  UNESCO Headquarters, Paris/France
1999  Kölner Bank (Zwei Künstler), Köln/Germany (s)
   Dr. Georg Haar Foundation, European Art Capital 1999 WEIMAR/Germany
1998   Westfälisches Landesmuseum Münster/Germany
   "Art Multiple", Düsseldorf/Germany
   GALERIE XENIOS, Frankfurt/Main/Germany (s)
 

Several art sponsorship awards in 1996, 1997, 2007

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