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Chigozie Obi


Chigozie Obi (b. 1997) is a multidimensional visual artist. Her work explores experimentation with multiple materials to tell stories formed from personal/societal experiences. Obi’s work authenticates her keen interest for the human aspect of life, the body, beauty standards and the strive for self-acceptance. She aims to create sustained conversations about people and society - the cultural narratives adopted and how it affects people in it, especially women. Obi obtained a bachelors degree of Visual Arts from the Creative Arts department, University of Lagos in 2017. Her work has been featured in several group exhibitions and sales, which include, ‘Unity’, Vollery Gallery, Dubai (2022), 'Intersections’, Gallery Affinity, Lagos, Nigeria (2021), 'Are You Comfortable Now?’, A Whitespace Creative Agency, Lagos, Nigeria (2021), ‘Real Life Is Fragile’, Thinkspace Projects, Los Angeles, US (2020), MoCada Museum's silent auction (2019). She was selected as Arthouse Contemporary's Artist of the month - July 2018, one of the recipients of the inaugural Tilga Fund for Arts Grant (2020) and the Grant for Visual Artists (2020). She is the winner of the Access Bank 'Art X Prize (2021), one of the winners of The Future Awards Prize For Art (2021), one of the shortlisted artists for The Alpine Fellowship Art Prize (2020) and recently concluded her residency at Gasworks, London (April - June 2022).