Chukwuma, Gerald
Born 1973 in Lagos, Nigeria
Lives and works in Lagos, Nigeria
Gerald Chukwuma melds together a bold mix of colours, artistic techniques, historic references, narratives and imagery, each of his artworks possessing a sense of vitality and depth that celebrates creative expression and experimentation whilst also drawing our attention to how storytelling has been, and still is used as a tool of indoctrination. Recent solo shows include, Eclipse of the Scroll, Kristin Hjellegjerde Gallery London (2021); IKWOKIRIKWO: THE DANCE OF SPIRITS, Kristin Hjellegjerde Gallery, Berlin (2020); Wrinkles, Kristin Hjellegjerde Gallery, London (2019); Standing Ovation, Gallery 1957, Accra (2017). His work is held in multiple collections including Beth Rudin de Woody, USA; The Hague; Easton Capital/ John Friedman Collection; Pan African University Lagos, Lekki; Seth Dei Foundation, Accra; University of Nigeria Nsukka, Nsukka; The World Bank Collection, Washington D.C; Yemisi Shyllon Museum of Art (YSMA), Lekki; Hearst Corporation and Museum Azman, Kuala Lumpur.
Gerald Chukwuma, UNTOLD STORIES : DRINK UP, 2021, Mixed media on wood, 174 x 86 cm. Courtesy of Kristin Hjellegjerde Gallery.

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