Ndidi Dike

Ndidi Dike is an artist who lives and works in Lagos. Dike is a sculptor and multi-disciplinary artist who works across a multiplicity of fields, including lens-based media, collage, painting, mixed media and installation. Dike's process is research-based, and her long-term projects explore subjugation through the trans-Atlantic slave trade, gender inequality, patriarchy, consumerism, globalisation, and urbanism.

Over decades of professional practice, Dike has often used personal archives, and examined global histories, pre- and post-colonial legacies of slavery, resource extraction and the political dimensions of commodity cultures, to visualise how these events have manifested in contemporary society.


Exhibitions include: State of The Nation: New Works and Installations, National Museum Onikan, Lagos (2016); Constellations: Floating Space, Motion and Remembrance, Iwalewahaus Bayreuth (2017); In The Guise of Resource Control, VillaVasslieff, Paris (2017); Ex-Africa, Centro Cultural Banco do Brasil (2017-2018); Belo Horizonte Brasil; Vanishing Voices 11th Bienal do Mercosul, Porto Alegre (2018); Dak’Art Biennale (2018); Feedback: Art, Africa and the 1980s, Iwalewahaus (2018); Prince/sses Of The City, Palais de Tokyo, Paris (2019); Lagos Biennial at Independence House, Lagos (2019).


Residencies include: Ragdale Foundation, Lake Forest, Illinois; Yorkshire Sculpture Park; TENQ in Senegal Africa ‘95 program; Gasworks, London; Jogja Biennale XIII: Hacking Conflict (2015); Iwalewahaus, Bayreuth (2018); Villa Vasilieff Penord Ricard Fellow, Paris (2017).