Nigerian contemporary artist, Ndidi Dike is set to stage her solo exhibition at National Museum
Nigerian contemporary artist set to stage exhibition at National Museum
Nigerian contemporary artist, Ndidi Dike is set to stage her solo exhibition titled “State of the Nation: New Works and Installations” at the National Museum Onikan, Lagos.
The exhibition which will hold from February 6th through February 8th, 2016 seeks to inspire a visual conversation around Nigeria’s collective growth in the pursuit of democratic excellence.
Speaking on the exhibition, Dike said: “The concept has subconsciously been gestating in my mind for years but most recently manifested itself in my identification, selection and employment of objects as material metaphors for power, petroleum and politics. These are both literally and figuratively accruements of power as a phenomenon.”
Speaking on her source of inspiration, Dike said she’s influenced by things like urbanism, consumerism, globalization, post-colonial studies, history of slavery across borders/country to name a few.
Dike has participated in numerous exhibitions both home and abroad including ‘Seven Stories About Modern Art in Africa’,White chapel Art Gallery, London, England (1995),‘Waka-into Bondage,’ ‘The Last Mile’ at CCA, Lagos (2008) and‘Unknown Pleasures and Competing Tendencies’ at the National Museum, Onikan, Lagos (2012).