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

Ask Yourself, 2014

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...

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...

Managing director of the Downtown Nassau Partnership – formed to achieve progressive redevelopment of the city of Nassau – Vaughn Roberts recognized 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 including Amarachi Okafor to create murals and art installations in the downtown Nassau area.


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,...

In 2007 I was honoured with an art residency by 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

 


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...

I Learnt This, 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.

There are disturbing yet pertinent questions that must be asked- As peoples, what kind of a society are we, what kind of a society would...