Masked Untitled V (Crouching Avatar), 2019
Acrylic, pigment, on paper
19 inches x 25 inches
(retail price: $3,600)
Artist statement: Nkechi Ebubedike came of age in rural Eastern Nigeria and much of her work deals with the variety of transformative experiences she had while living there. Her work incorporates photography, performance, and found objects into paintings, video collages and sculptures that are a critique of the assigned roles and responsibilities being a woman in the African Diaspora.
Nkechi Ebubedike is a Nigerian-American artist currently living in New York. She is a MA graduate from Central Saint Martins College of Art & Design, London (2011) and has a BFA from Carnegie Mellon University.
Working across painting, sculpture, photography and installation, she experiments with the distortion and suspension of meaningful, culturally significant images. Her life has been peripatetic, she’s lived in Baltimore, rural Nigeria, Paris and London. Ebubedike’s work reflects this nomadism within her personal history.
Nkechi Ebubedike’s work has been exhibited at the Armory Show, 1:54 Art Fair and Untitled Art Miami. Her work has been featured in several shows and exhibitions in London and Lagos, Nigeria, and is in the collection of the Hessel Museum at Bard College. You can view more of her groundbreaking work here and at TAFETA.