Victor Ekpuk was born in Nigeria. He has lived and worked in Nigeria, United States, and is presently an artist-in-residence at the Thami Mnyele Foundation in the Netherlands. Ekpuk’s art is inspired by graphic and writing systems from ancient cultures and Africa in particular. He has spent the past three months of his residency at the foundation exploring drawing as an essence of expression. The results are large scale works in pastels and graphite, where he continues to employ ancient and invented symbols to express contemporary experiences. His works have been exhibited in Nigeria and other international venues including: Smithsonian, National Museum for African Art, Washington DC, USA, Fowler Museum, UCLA, Los Angelis, USA, Gallerie 23, Amsterdam, Netherlands, New Museum of Contemporary Art, New York, USA and Africus, 1st Johanesburg Biennale, Johannesburg, South Africa.
Victor Ekpuk, dis Amstadam life
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Open Studio Art Exhibition was held on sat 26th January 2008Victor Ekpuk will be giving a talk at the Centre for Contemporary Art,Lagos in February. Watch out for more information.
Bellamystraat 21, (2nd floor), Amsterdam BE 1053For more information about viewing Ekpuk's work visit www.victorekpuk.com