Monday, October 29, 2007

RESUME

RESUME

BRIGHT UGOCHUKWU EKE


Born 1976 Imo, Nigeria 

MFA, University of Nigeria, Nsukka 

BA, University of Nigeria, Nsukka 


Solo Exhibition 

2008       Water and Me: Art in Unconventional Space- Trinidad and Tobago

2006       Environ-Scope:   Goethe Institute, Lagos, Nigeria 


Selected Group Exhibitions

2009

RETHINK: THE IMPLICIT, Den Frie Center for Contemporary Art,   

             Copenhagen, Denmark   

All Barnsley Diversity Festival, South Yorks, UK

Stichting Art in Redlight, Amsterdam 


2009    2nd Thessaloniki Biennale of Contemporary Art, Greece

2009    TASTE 2009: Root Division, San Fransisco, USA

2009      CODE SHARE: 5 Continents, 10 biennales, 20 Artists. Vilnius,  

              Lithuania        

2008      Art, Migration, and Identity: International Festival of the Arts in arnhem-

              Netherlands

2008      Echo Wanted: Gallery Karsten Greve, Paris

 2008      Experimental Frontiers: Society through the eyes of South African and   

               Nigerian artists, Cape Town, South africa

2008 WATER: Delight and Woe; Ifa-Gallery Stuttgart and Ifa-Gallery Berlin, Germany.

2007      Sharjah Biannial 8,United Arab Emirates.

Trans-Cape Contemporary African Art Exhibition, Cape Town, South African 

2006 ACP (African, Caribbean and Pacific) Festival, Santa Domingo, Antilles 

DAK’ART, 7TH Biennial of Contemporary African Art, IFAN Museum, Dakar, Senegal 

      MFA Exhibition, Ana Gallery, University of Nigeria, Nsukka. 

2005 Founders’ Day Anniversary Exhibition, Ana Gallery, University of Nigeria, Nsukka. 

5th Biennial Exhibition of the Pan African Circle of Artists, National Museum, Enugu 

2002 Degree Exhibition, Ana Gallery, University of Nigeria, Nsukka. 



AFFILIATION (S)

Member-College Arts Association, USA

Member - Greepeace, USA


CONFERENCES/ LECTURES  

2009         

Water is Power: African Art History. College Art Association  

            Conference, Los Angeles, Convention Center USA.

2008         

Slide talk, Alice Yard-Experimental Space, Trinidad and Tobago

2007        

Slide talk, Palo Alto Art Center, California, USA.


ARTIST RESIDENCES

 2008         

International Festival of the Arts in Arnhem, Netherlands-Residency at Thamgidi Studios

Commonwealth Arts and Craft Awards Residency, Trinidad and Tobago.

Djerassi Artists Residency Program, California, USA.

UNESCO Aschberg Bursaries for Artists’ Residency,

            Centro Colombo Americano, Colombia


Awards 

CommonWealth Arts and Craft Awards ,2007

ResArtis  Award, Dakar Prize. 2007

The LEF Foundation, Lava Thomas and Peter Danzig Fellowship, DRAP, USA

UNESCO Aschberg Bursaries for Artists, 2007

Best Graduating Student Prize, Dept. of Fine and Applied Arts, University of Nigeria, Nsukka-2001


APPOINTMENT(S)


Member - 3 Member Regional Panel of Judges (Africa): Commonwealth Connections Residency, 2009

 

Selected Bibliography 

Sola, Balogun, “Ugochukwu Eke: Mirroring Society on Goethe Stage”, Daily Sun, (November 2006): 32

Tajudeen, Sowole, “Eke’s Environ – Scope …., Beauties from the dumpsite”, The Guardian Life, (December 2006): Vol. 2, No. 11. 

Ozolua, Uhakheme, “Environ – Scope: Using Art to save Environment”, Daily Independent, (December 2006) 

Chuka, Nnabuife, “Environ – Scope … Bright Eke sets forth on Conceptual path”, The Guardian, (November 2006), 89. 

Ozioma, Onuzulike, “Presenting the ‘Unpresentable’: Bright Eke’s Installation Art” Catalogue, (November 2006) 



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