photograph by Simon Ottenberg
Guest of Honor:
June 1st - July 20th, 2006
Reception: Thursday, June 1st, 5-8pm
Obiora Udechukwu is an artist of the Nsukka group. Via The Poetics of Line:
More than any other artist, Obiora Udechukwu has assumed the mantle of leadership after Uche Okeke, developing and expanding Nsukka aesthetic horizons and becoming an influential art teacher. Born in Onitsha in 1946, where he grew up, his parental home is in nearby Agulu. He studied for a year at Ahmadu Bello University before he served in the Biafran War. Udechukwu completed his bachelor's and master's of fine arts degrees in 1972 and 1977, respectively, at the University of Nigeria, Nsukka. During the Biafran War (1967-70) Udechukwu created somber pictures of suffering and death.