Bright Ugochukwu Eke
Born in 1976 in Mbaise, Imo State, Nigeria. Lives and works in Los Angeles, USA
Bright Ugochukwu Eke obtained his MFA at the University of Nigeria in Nsukka, Nigeria in 2007, where he studied with El Anatsui. Often produced in collaboration with local participants with on-site materials, such as amassed plastic water bottles, Eke’s installation works explore themes of recycling and environmentalism. Focusing on global socio-political issues, Eke imitates social structures that bring people into dialogue and stimulate connectivity. Eke has exhibited widely on an international scale. In the United States, exhibitions include Environment & Object: Recent African Art at the Frances Young Tang Teaching Museum and Art Gallery in Saratoga Springs, USA, in 2011, among other venues, and The Global Africa Project at the Museum of Arts and Design (MAD) in New York, USA, in 2010. Further afield, Acid Rain / African Spirit was exhibited at the Ursula Blickle Foundation in Kraichtal, Germany, in 2013. In May 2015, Eke’s work will be included in the Africa-Africans at Museu Afro Brasil in São Paulo, Brazil.
Bright Ugochukwu Eke, 'Rippes and Storm I (detail)', 2011, Plastic water bottles and wire, Variable, Courtesy of the artist and AXIS Gallery|'Drowning', 2008. Plastic water bottles. Dimensions variable. Performance with Natural Connections, Arnhem, Netherlands. Courtesy of Axis Gallery

Artists 2015