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Born 1973 Enugu, Nigeria. Lives and works in Manresa (Barcelona), Spain.
EDUCATION
2006 Master of Fine Art in Painting, School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, IL, USA
2004 Bachelor of Arts, National Academy of Fine Arts, Oslo, Norway
1999 Ordinary Diploma and Higher Diploma in Painting, Federal Polytechnic Auchi, Edo State, Nigeria
SOLO EXHIBITIONS
2007 Cycle of life, Gallery Brandstrup, Oslo, Norway
2006 New works, Gallery LNM, Oslo, Norway
2006 Open studios, School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, IL, USA
2003 Room 2, Gallery 21:24 Vestbanen, Oslo, Norway
2001 Walls, Gallery 21:24 Vestbanen, Oslo, Norway
SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS
2012 Paradox of Painting, curated by Gavin Jantjes, in collaboration with Gallery LNM and National Musuem Oslo, Norway
2008 4 Norske, Gallery LNM, Oslo, Norway
2007 Norsk Bilder ’07, Gallery Brandstrup, Oslo, Norway
2006 Graduate exhibition, Gallery 2, School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, IL, USA
2006 Forjulsutstillingen 2006 Samtidskunst, Nordkappmuseet, Oslo, Norway
2005 Unge inviterte, Gallery LNM, Oslo, Norway
2005 Norsk Bilder ‘05, Gallery Brandsturp, Oslo, Norway
2004 Avgangsutstillingen (The final year exhibition), National Academy of Fine Arts in Oslo, Sternersenmuseet, Oslo, Norway
2004 Norsk Bilder ‘04, Gallery Brandsturp, Oslo, Norway
2003 The Untruth, Artemisia Cultural Association, Chieti, Italy
2002 Work, World, Creativity, Museo de la Ciudad, Valencia, Spain
1998 The Final Year Exhibition, Federal Polytechnic Auchi, Edo State, Nigeria
COLLABORATION
2001 The Bastard. Metronome no 7, edited by Clémentine Deliss. London, Paris, Oslo, Copenhagen, Stockholm
SELECTED BIBLIOGRAPHY
Norsk ganger fire. Dagsavisen, Norway, January 11, 2008
Afrikanske linjer. Aftenposten, Norway, June 02, 2006
Påstanden om at maleriet er dødt er dødfødt. Aftenposten, Norway, May 26, 2004
Lovende synsprøver. Dagbladet. Norway, June 20, 2004
Maleri Bevissthet. Morgenbladet, Norway, May 7, 2004
Work, World, Creativity. Exhibition Catalogue, Spain 2002
AWARDS & GRANTS
2006 MFA Graduate fellowship, School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, IL, USA
2004 – 2006 The Trustee Scholarship, School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, IL, USA
2000 – 2004 Stipend, Statens Kunstakademi, Oslo, Norway
2004 Stipend, Statens Kunstnerstipend, Oslo, Norway
2003 Hans Odegaards Legat for Norske Malere Grant, Statens Kunstakademi, Oslo, Norway
2003 Stipend, Gallery 2125/2124 Vestbanen, Oslo, Norway
2002 Stipend, Gallery 2125/2124 Vestbanen, Oslo, Norway
ACADEMIC POSITIONS & RELATED ACTIVITIES
2006 Assistant Professor, Multi level painting, The School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, Illinois, USA
2005 Gallery Assistant, Gallery 2, Chicago, Illinois, USA
2001 Installation, Astrup Fernley Museum, Oslo, Norway
1999 Art Teacher in National Youth Service Corps, Eti Osa Community High School, Lagos, Nigeria
1996 Artist Assistant. Industrial Training, Oyelade Industrial Prints Ltd., Ibadan, Nigeria
1995 Industrial Attachment, Creative Art Consortium (Painting and Sculpture), Benin, Nigeria