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Corona Chronicles 8/10

Goethe-Institut Nigeria / Yinka Adefolaju

Born in 1968 in Enugu, Nigeria, Emeka Udemba's artistic practices and projects explore and question the spaces we inhabit, the way they shape our minds and our identities, as well as what they reveal about us. Udemba's works examine issues of cultural diversity within the context of the global interconnectedness and recollection.

Emeka Udemba works with and deploys a variety of media: drawing, performance, painting, photography, installation, and video.

He constantly negotiates streams of consciousness which have become a symbol of our own uncertainties and existential doubts. Emeka Udemba has won various grants, prizes and residencies in Africa and Europe. Notable among these are the Palais de Tokyo in Paris, France, Project grant, Price Claus fund, Holland and Project grant of the Siftungskunstfonds in Germany. In 2018, he was the curator of the project "Stretched Terrains – the Mobile Museum on its Way to Dak'Art" by the Goethe-Institut.

He lives and works in Lagos, Nigeria and Freiburg, Germany.
Corona Chronicles from Nigeria (blue) design @ Goethe-Institut / Oluwadara Omotoso