Ozioma Onuzulike
Lives & Works in Nsukka, Nigeria
Ozioma Onuzulike is a ceramics artist, renowned poet, and a leading figure in the contemporary ceramic art scene, Onuzulike’s clay tapestries directly address challenges that are not only historical and contemporary to Africa but also the world over with regard to colonialism, migration, and global warming.

Since graduating from the Department of Fine and Applied Arts, University of Nigeria, Nsukka, Onuzulike has become the department’s professor of Ceramic Art and African Art History, and Director of the University’s Institute of African Studies. He is also Fellow of the Civitella Ranieri Centre, Umbertide, and an alumni of the Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture.

Among solo exhibitions, most notably is Seed Yams of Our Land held at the Centre for Contemporary Art (CCA), Lagos (2019) and, as a finalist of the 2024 LOEWE FOUNDATION Craft Prize, Onuzulike’s work will be on view at the Palais de Tokyo, Paris this year. Onuzulike’s work is in the collection of the Yemisi Shyllon Museum of Art, Lagos; Museum of Archeology and Anthropology, Cambridge; Princeton University Art Museum, Princeton; The Design Museum, Munich; Hudson Valley Museum of Contemporary Art, Peekskill; Donnersberg Collection, France, among others.

Ozioma Onuzulike will be presented by MARC STRAUS.
Ozioma Onuzulike, Royal Mask for the Jagaban II, 2023, Earthenware and stoneware clays, ash glazes, recycled glasses and copper wires (4,756 ceramic palm kernel shell beads), 170 x 140 x 12 cm. Courtesy of the artist and MARC STRAUS.