Nwadiogbu, Ken
Born 1994 in Lagos, Nigeria
Lives and works in Lagos, Nigeria
Ken Nwadiogbu is a visual artist who creates conceptual drawings on various surfaces as he engages in multidisciplinary modes of storytelling. Gender equality, African cultures and Black power are a few aspects of his current research and artistic practice. Nwadiogbu is credited for introducing the ‘Contemporealism’ movement. In 2017, Nwadiogbu earned a B.Sc. in Civil and Environmental Engineering from the University of Lagos, during which Nwadiogbu began his art career. In 2019, he was awarded the Future Award Prize for Visual and Applied Arts and The Bridgeman Studio Award, London. His solo exhibition, Ubuntu, was held by at Thinkspace Gallery, Los Angeles (2021). Other exhibitions include, Contemporealism at Brick Lane Gallery, London; In the Making, Retro Africa, Abuja (2019), Generation Y, The Exhibition Pavilion, Abuja (2018), Lost in Lagos, Artyrama, Lagos (2017) and Insanity, Omenka Gallery, Lagos (2016).
Ken Nwadiogbu, Lagos Big Boy, 2021, Charcoal and acrylic on canvas, 100 x 70 cm. Courtesy of Retro Africa.

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