Chinaedu Nwadibia firmly believes in the functions of portraiture, storytelling, and the supernatural. The orality of her Nigerian and African American heritage has nurtured a strong sense of legacy and generational power. Using photography, sculpture, and performance, she advocates for herself and others, illuminating the spaces just out of view and prompting a further investigation into how one perceives their surroundings. Her explorations have allowed her practice to exist beyond the conventions of the archive or historical narrative, while also operating within these frameworks tethering herself to the human experience.
Nwadibia is a 2020 Rema Hort Mann grantee and a 2021 recipient of the Alice Kimball English Traveling Fellowship. She holds a BA in Film from Howard University and is currently an MFA candidate at the Yale School of Art.