Ndidi Emefiele holds a bachelors degree in painting from Delta State University in Abraka, Nigeria and is currently studying for a masters in fine art at the Slade School of Art, University College London in London. An exciting talent fast emerging on the international scene, Emefiele has been recipient to several awards, including the COJA Art Competition in 2003. She has exhibited internationally, and her work has been published in various magazines and publication.
Emefiele’s work engages with the dominant cultures of consumption and recycling in Nigeria and takes its material cues from discarded materials, such as tulle, fabric offcuts, scrap plastic and compact discs. One of her most significant ongoing series Rainbow, depicts females in sunglasses constructed from used compact discs, that shift in colour according to the light. In Emefiele’s words, a typical ‘Rainbow’ woman is, ‘A reflection of light…an illusion constantly changing. She is as beautiful as you think she is and as toxic as you think she is’.