Gerald Chukwuma

Works

Gerald Chukwuma, Standing Ovation, 2017, Wood Acrylic Paint and upcycled metal, 96 x 115 inches

 

As one of Nigeria’s fastest rising artists, Gerald Chukwuma’s work explores migration as a constant process of transformation. Considering the implications of globalization on his immediate environment, Chukwuma manipulates common materials to render new stories of Nigeria’s social and political history. In his most recent body of work, the artist focuses on the topic of voluntary and forced migration as vital stages in the development of our collective humanity. Working with discarded objects such as found aluminium sheets and wooden planks, painstakingly etched carvings undergo a laborious process in the artist’s studio. As diversely composed as the various journeys the artist seeks to trace, his carved surfaces reveal a world of figurative and abstract forms characterized by a unique aesthetic language rooted in the Igbo culture of Nigeria’s artistic tradition.

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Born: 1973, Nigeria

Exhibitions

2017

  • Standing Ovation, Gallery1957, Acca

2016

  • Art X Lagos Art Fair, Lagos
  • People’s Paradise, Temple Muse, Lagos

2015

  • Essentials, Alexis Galleries, Lagos
  • The Contemporaries, The Wheatbeaker, Lagos
  • Today in History, Thought Pyramid Art Gallery, Abudja

2014

  • Soaking up Beauty, Constant Capital, Lagos

2013

  • Highlife II, Ethnocentrique, Lagos

2012

  • Music Lesson, Alexis Gallery, Lagos

2011

  • Highlife I, Ethnocentrique, Accra

2010

  • Heden Daagse Afrikaanse Kunst, Amsterdam
  • Pachakucha: Inspire Japan, Terra Kulture, Lagos

2009

  • Reclaiming Africa, Geothe Institute, Lagos
  • In Pursuit of Knowledge, Civic Centre, Lagos
  • Africa Now, The World Bank, USA
  • Moderne Afikansu Kunst , Danish Center for Culture and Development, Denmark

2008

  • Mouling Matter, Pan African University, Lagos
  • The Unbreakable Nigerian Spirit, Galarie 23, Amsterdam

2006

  • With a Human Face, Pan African University, Lagos

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