Colonial legacy, Postcolonial art production, Decolonization, Reappraisal of the colonial past
Ndidi Dike is a Nigerian artist working across a multiplicity of fields. Renowned for her sculpture, she currently specialises on lens-based media, collage, video and installation. Dike was born in London and returned to Nigeria to study Fine and Applied Arts at the University of Nigeria, Nsukka and to train as a painter. Her works address a range of subjects, among them pre- and post-colonial legacy of slavery, forced migration, identity, gender inequality and patriarchy. During the course of her career, Dike has participated in numerous local and international artist residencies and projects. Dike lives in Lagos where she runs her own studio.