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Studio visit with Chigozie Obi for INTERSECTIONS

Studio visit with Chigozie Obi for INTERSECTIONS; a group exhibition with four contemporary Nigerian artists.

The artists’ work explores themes around the paradox and consequence of choice, the importance of documentation, and dares to challenge societal stereotypes.

In this series, “I am not really trying to get the resemblance in the sense of all the people I am painting, more like just their essence” – Chigozie Obi

Chigozie Obi is a multi-dimensional visual artist who obtained a bachelor’s degree in Visual Arts from the University of Lagos in 2017. Obi’s work confirms her keen interest in the aspects of human life, the body, beauty standards, and self-acceptance. She aims to create sustained conversations about people and society – the cultural narratives adopted and the effects on people, particularly women.

Obi emerged as the winner of the Access Bank Art X prize 2021 and has participated in several group exhibitions: Shyllon Museum (The Invincible Hands) Lagos, 2021, Thinkspace Projects (Real Life Is Fragile) Los Angeles (USA) 2021. She has completed residency programs with Bethany Arts Community, New York (2020) was chosen as Arthouse Contemporary Artist of the month in 2018.

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