Friday, November 2, 2007


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

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

Selected Group Exhibitions
  • 1st International Festival of Contemporary Art(FIAC of Algiers), National Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art of Algiers.
  • RETHINK: THE IMPLICIT, Contemporary Art and Climate Change: Den Frie Center for Contemporary Art, Copenhagen, Denmark
  • All Barnsley Diversity Festival, South Yorkshire, UK
  • Stichting Art in Redlight, Amsterdam
  • TASTE 2009: Root Division, San Fransisco, USA
  • CODE SHARE, 10 Biennales, 20 Artists, 5 Continents, International Exhibition, Vilnius, Lithuania.
  • Echo Wanted: Galerie Karsten Greve, Paris.
  • Experimental Frontiers: society through the eyes of South African and Nigerian artists; Cape Town, South Africa
  • WATER: Delight and Misery; Ifa Gallery, Stuttgart, Ifa Gallery Berlin.
  • Art, Migration, and Identity: International Exhibition for the International Festival of the Art in Arnhem - Netherlands.
Art, Ecology and the Politics of Change - Sharjah Biennial 8, United Arab Emirates.
Trans-Cape Contemporary African Art Exhibition, Cape town, South Africa
M.F.A, Final ( Studio and thesis) Exhibition, WATER: Medium, Process and Idea For Sculpture; Ana Gallery, University of Nigeria,Nsukka
ACP (African, Caribbean and Pacific) Festival, Santa Domingo, Antilles.
DAK’ART, 7th Biennial of Contemporary African Art, IFAN Musuem, Dakar, Senegal.
M.F.A. (first) Exhibition, Ana Gallery, University of Nigeria, Nsukka.
3rd International Conference - Exhibition on Modern Art in Nigeria, University of Nigeria, Nsukka.
5th Biennial Exhibition of Pan African Circle of Artists, National Museum, Enugu.
45th Founders Day Anniversary Exhibition, University of Nigeria, Nsukka.
  • B.A. (studio and thesis) Exhibition; Children’s Play Architecture - Sandcastle
  • University of Nigeria, New Main Gate
  • Member - College Arts Association, USA
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.
  • Member of the Jury - Commonwealth Connections International Residency Awards, 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

  • Projected - Art and Environment; Skidmore College, New York
  • Projected - Nukae, The Art of El Anatsui; Neuberger Museum of Art, New York
  • Ideas of Water: A workshop for RETHINK; Art and Climate Change, Copenhagen
  • Water is Power: African Art History; College Art 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, Alice Yard-Experimental Space, Trinidad and Tobago
  • Slide talk, 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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