Eva Obodo
Lives & Works in Enugu, Nigeria
Eva Obodo is a multi-disciplinary artist who focuses on fibre and charcoal as conceptual mediums, creating relief paintings and free standing sculptures that are created from processes of wrapping, tying and bundling. Incorporating discarded materials, Obodo creates visual narratives that evoke the complex socio-political and economic structures that frame contemporary culture. Hia charcoal works reference issues of natural resources and development in Nigeria, while his fibre works utilise nylon threads that are tied, rolled and wrapped to create colourful visual metaphors. Together, they speak to the connections between individuals and their social relations woven against economic and political backgrounds, connected by community, nation and the global economy through the trade of goods and ideas.

Obodo held two solo exhibitions with Arthouse-The Space, Lagos, including Ngwugwu (Packages) in 2019 and in 2015. Obodo has participated in several international group exhibitions, including the Osaka Trienniale, Osaka and DAK’ART, Dakar. In 2013, Obodo was the recipient of the Smithsonian Artist Research Fellowship Award. Obodo is a professor at the University of Nigeria, Nsukka, where he teaches sculpture and art education.

Eva Obodo will be presented by AFIKARIS.
Eva Obodo, Script, 2022, Charcoal, copper/aluminium wire scraps, 146 x 83 x 5 cm. Courtesy of AFIKARIS Gallery.