• 10th August 2019 to 10th August 2019

I Am the Light, 2019 is another of my public art multi-dimensional art intervention programs including Ask Yourself, 2014 and I Learnt This, 2015 which amongst many things, take art to new audiences.

Making the piece involved people (interaction), text and colour (painting).

The painting and writing aspects of the work are made on 20 large sheets of hand-made paper that we produced in my studio from local materials (okra, sugarcane, banana), and about the project Anne McKeown says:

"...the remainder from the food of the fields of Nigeria [are] holding the words of the children and the youth of Nigeria..."

LineGuage is an exhibition that piqued my interest because I love to read books.

Curated by Iheanyi Onwuegbucha, LineGuage explores the direct relationship between Fine Art and Literature, the co-creation of images between African writers and artists. LineGuage features such artists as Bruce Onobrakpeya, Uche Okeke and Ibrahim El-Salahi who were adept at visual interpretation of literature. It also features the works of Victor Epkuk and Chijioke Onuora who gave illustration to many of Chinua Achebe's  literary works.

To further explore the relationship between art and literature, LineGuage...

I use Hand Made Paper in the production of some of my work.

From the 3rd to the 15th of December, 2018, I hosted a Paper Making Project to create an opportunity to share some of my process with some young, eager minds. The workshop was held in collaboration with Association of Visual Arts Teachers in Nigeria (AVATIN).

The focus of the workshop was hand papermaking, using

indigenous fibre from Banana, Okro, Sisal, and Sugarcane. We had Master Paper Makers Anne Mckeown and Donna Brown from the Brodsky Centre of Rutgers University, New Jersey. This workshop

is the debut activity to precede...

Yogyakarta Biennale Foundation announces its new direction and curatorial team for the next edition, Biennale Equator #3 in 2015. The Jogja Biennale has created a theme beyond just the similarities between Indonesia and Nigeria, a theme that could also embrace contemporary discourse, political context and social issues in both countries respectively.

For this exhibition I am showing my latest in my public art series titled:

I Learnt This, 2015

  • Would you prefer to be

    white? Why?

  • How many hours a day do

    you need your hand phone?

  • What does failure teach

    us? Are you totally a Failure when you fail or...

This event, brought to you by Environmental Art Collective Foundation, is the first edition in a series featuring a night of art tales, poetry, art installations and performance art.

Consumption By Moonlight is an outdoor exhibition themed on turning some of the garbage with which we litter and destroy our environment into sustainable art. The art is, for a time, fully exposed to all the forces of nature so I have chosen to exhibit yet another of the series of the ever so durable and versatile plastic bags Sculpture Installation.

I call this one:

We Are Here Too, But We Are Not the Earth, We...

Anya Fulu Ugo, an art exhibition in honour of frontline artists and teachers Profs. El Anatsui and Obiora Udechukwu, gets under way today at the Nnamdi Azikiwe Library building, University of Nigeria, Nsukka, Enugu State, and will end in July 2015. The exhibition is accompanied by an interdisciplinary Conference on African Arts with Nigerian, other African, and international scholars who continue to make landmark contributions to humanity.

The conference, themed ‘African Art and Artists after the Millennial Turn’, is adopting an interdisciplinary approach to the discourse of the current...

Ask Yourself is a multi-dimensional art intervention comprising of playful and experiential art event-series that have already happened for 8 days in 4 locations (2 days per location), at an average of 7 hours per day. It is a participatory public-art activity that moved to its audience for collaboration. It brings art and its engagement opportunity directly to the audience in the real world and embraces a collective model for making art.

The art includes Scrap notes, a Painting Installation, and a Film as elements and residues of the interventions. Ask Yourself is multiple interventions....

Working at Schooner Bay in Abaco Island was fun. I must say though, that it was too hot out there. I got sun-burnt actually…

According to Antonius Roberts, “Schooner Bay is the ultimate artists’ studio – a studio without walls and we look forward to it being transformed into and celebrated as an organic garden where the line between nature and art is obliterated.” 

From July 21 through July 23rd 2010, six emerging artists from the College of the Bahamas and three resident artists from Popopstudios including  myself and John Cox (Popostudios Director) participated in the first...

  • 1st June 2010 to 31st July 2010

Managing director of the Downtown Nassau Partnership – formed to achieve progressive redevelopment of the city of Nassau – Vaughn Roberts recognised the significant role public art could play in achieving their goals and launched in 2010 the Love My Bahamas Downtown Art Project. Funded by Coca-Cola, it invited 14 local artists and two internationals artists to create murals and art installations in the downtown Nassau area. Amarachi Okafor joined in this project.

May 2010

…And I am granted the Commonwealth Connections award, and artist award of the commonwealth foundation. Lovely! I look forward to getting involved in many projects in Nassau- Bahamas…getting immersed in the art, the beautiful blue waters and the people.

I will work with Antonius Roberts, and I will base at Popopstudios right amongst many interesting artists.

- Being creative is about finding fresh grounds – the unbeaten path. This is exactly what we seek! This is not about an individual artist, but about the group, and about the Bahamas; and perhaps Africa. We hope the...

Written by Irene Gaoud Monday, April 26th, 2010

The occasion was the Festival of Visual Arts Meetings, which ended April 24 last. 21 visual artists from France, Nigeria, Japan, Holland, Germany and Cameroon met from 21 to 24 April 2010 in Yaounde at the Festival of Visual Arts Meetings (Ravy). In this second edition of the festival that runs Fokou Serge Olivier, the focus is the installation of the Nigerian Amarachi Okafor. The visual artist has not gone through the bush to show that “in Cameroon, access to information is like getting a treasure on the moon.”

Thursday, April 22, 2010, it...

In 2007 I was honoured with an art residency at Lademoen Kunstnerverksteder (LKV), Trondheim, in partnership the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO), where I got to do research on foreign prostitution in Norway. This resulted in the creation of some work that I am truly proud of. Works include:

Pretty Acceptable Garbage, 2007

Abreast with Expectations, Responsibilities and Shame, 2007

Prices To the Lowest, 2007