• 27th March 2021 to 24th April 2021
  • Blue Door Art Center 13 Riverdale Ave. Yonkers, NY 10701, USA Ph 914.375.5100 | Cell 646.725.7272 www.bluedoorartcenter.org

27th March – 24th April 2021.


Please follow this link to view the online section of Off The Wall Exhibition at Blue Door Art Centre, Yonkers, NY, USA.

This is a group exhibition curated by Luis Perelman and Michele Amaro. 

Blue Door Art Center13 Riverdale Ave. Yonkers, NY 10701, USAPh  914.375.5100 | Cell 646.725.7272www.bluedoorartcenter.org
  • 9th January 2021 to 6th February 2021
  • Blue Door Art Center 13 Riverdale Ave. Yonkers, NY 10701, USA Ph 914.375.5100 | Cell 646.725.7272 www.bluedoorartcenter.org

9th January – 6th February 2021.


Please follow this link to view the online section of the 13th Annual Juried Member Exhibition and Contest at Blue Door Art Centre, Yonkers, NY, USA.

This is a members' group exhibition and competition juried by Blue Door Art Center Executive Directors, Luis Perelman, and Julie Cousens. 

Blue Door Art Center13 Riverdale Ave. Yonkers, NY 10701, USAPh  914.375.5100 | Cell 646.725.7272www.bluedoorartcenter.org
  • 24th July 2020 to 29th August 2020
  • Blue Door Art Center 13 Riverdale Ave. Yonkers, NY 10701, USA Ph 914.375.5100 | Cell 646.725.7272 www.bluedoorartcenter.org

24th July – 29th August 2020.


Summer Blues is a Blue Door Art Centre members' group exhibition curated by Luis Perelman and Julie Cousens.

Blue Door Art Center13 Riverdale Ave. Yonkers, NY 10701, USAPh  914.375.5100 | Cell 646.725.7272www.bluedoorartcenter.org
  • 1st September 2020 to 6th September 2020
  • Thought Pyramid Art Centre 18 Libreville Street. Wuse 2, Abuja Nigeria

1st September – 6th September 2020. 

Solo exhibition at Thought Pyramid Art Centre, 18 Libreville Street. Wuse 2, Abuja

The Colour of our Hearts is the Colour of our City is a solo exhibition by Amarachi Okafor, that has been produced in collaboration with Thought Pyramid Art Centre, Abuja.

Thanks for visiting this website! Please find documentation of the exhibition on the following links.

#5. Video Tour #2- The Artist discusses some of the works in the exhibition 

#4. Video - Quick Tour of the entire Exhibition  #1-

#3. The Colour of Our Hearts is the Colour of Our City - ( The...

  • 10th August 2019 to 10th August 2019
  • Catholic Church of Assumption (Alternative Space) and Divine Mercy School Asokoro-Abuja, Nigeria

I Am the Light, 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...
  • 6th December 2018 to 18th December 2018
  • ORIE STUDIO (Studio Amarachi Okafor) Abuja, Nigeria

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

From the 6th to the 18th 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 fibres gotten 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...

  • 8th December 2018 to 5th April 2019
  • CCA, Lagos 8, McEwen Street, Sabo, Yaba Lagos-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 the visual interpretation of literature. It also features the works of Victor Epkuk and Chijioke Onuora who gave illustrations to many of Chinua Achebe's literary works.

To further explore the relationship between art and literature,

  • 3rd November 2015 to 10th December 2015

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...
  • 1st September 2015

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...

  • 1st June 2015 to 30th June 2015
  • University of Nigeria, Nsukka- Nigeria

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...

  • 1st September 2014 to 24th October 2014
  • Multi-Location/durational project at Alternative Spaces- JSS Nyanya 1, Nyanya, Abuja-Nigeria; Wuse Market, Abuja-Nigeria; FCT College of Education, Zuba, Abuja-Nigeria; Federal Secretariat, Central Area, Abuja-Nigeria.

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....

  • 5th July 2010 to 9th July 2010
  • Schooner Bay, Abaco, The Bahamas

Working at Schooner Bay in Abaco Island was enriching and insightful. I must say though, that it was too hot out there, and Yes, I did get sun-burnt.

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)...

  • 1st June 2010 to 31st July 2010
  • Bay Street, Nassau- The Bahamas

The Managing director, 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.

He launched in 2010, the Love My Bahamas Downtown Art Project. Funded by Coca-Cola. The project invited 14 local artists and two international artists to create murals and art installations in the downtown Nassau area.

Being in Nassau at the time, I joined in this project working with local artists. I especially supported Antonius Roberts to produce the pieces that he made for...

  • 1st July 2010 to 10th July 2010
  • The Hub Gallery, Bay Street, Nassau, The Bahamas

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- the 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...

  • 17th April 2010 to 24th November 2020
  • Yaoundé, Cameroun

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,...

  • 15th June 2010 to 22nd June 2010
  • Babelkunst Mellomveien 4A, 7067 Trondheim, Norway

In 2007, I was awarded by UNESCO, an artist residency at LKV (Lademoen Kunstnerverksteder) Trondheim. At LKV, I researched foreign prostitution in Europe, using Norway as a case study.

This research and period in Trondheim resulted in the making of artworks including:

Pretty Garbage, 2007

Expectations, Responsibilities and Shame, 2007

Lowest Prices, 2007