Wednesday, October 31, 2007


Born 1976 Imo, Nigeria
MFA, University of Nigeria, Nsukka
BA, University of Nigeria, Nsukka

Solo Exhibition
2008 Water and Me: Art in Unconventional Space; Port-of-Spain, Trinidad and Tobago
2006 Environ-Scope: Goethe Institute, Lagos, Nigeria

Selected Group Exhibitions 

2009  "RETHINK THE IMPLICIT" at Den Frie Centre of Contemporary Art in 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, 10 Biennales, 20 Artists, 5 Continents, Vilnius, Lithuania
2008 International Exhibition of the International Festival of the Arts in Arnhem- Netherlands.
2008 Experimental Frontiers and Local Rhetorics: Society through the eyes of South African and Nigerian Artists; South Africa.
2008 EChO Wanted: Galerie Karsten Greve, Paris.
.WATER: Misery and Delight ; Ifa-Gallery Stuttgart ; 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, University of Nigeria, Nsukka.

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

Awards / Residencies
. International Festival of the Arts in Arnhem-Netherlands
· Commonwealth Arts and Craft Awards, Residency, Trinidad and Tobago 2007 /2008
. The LEF Foundation, Lava Thomas and Peter Danzig Fellowship Award, Djerassy Residency Program, 2007
· Djerassi Artists Residency Program, California USA, Dakar Prize. 2007
· UNESCO Aschberg Bursaries for Artists, Residency ,Centro Colombo Americano, Colombia – 2007
· Best Graduating Student Prize, Dept. of Fine and Applied Arts, University of Nigeria, Nsukka-2001

  • Slide Talk, Water is Power: African Art History; College Arts Association (CAA) Conference, Los Angeles, USA
  •  Burnett Child Development Center, San Fransisco Unified School District, in Conjunction with ArtSeed, San Fransisco, USA
  •  Sacred Heart High School, Palo Alto, USA

  • Slide Talk at Alice Yard(Experimental Space), Port of Spain, Trinidad and Tobago
  • Slide Talk at Palo Alto Art Center, California, USA

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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