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Ndidi Dike

Ndidi Dike (b.1960, UK) lives and works in Lagos, Nigeria. 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, globalization, and urbanism. Over decades of professional practice, Dike has often used personal archives, and examined global histories, pre - and post-colonial legacy of slavery, resource extraction and the political dimensions of commodity cultures, to visualise how these events have manifested in contemporary society. 

 

Dike's career includes international residencies such as Ragdale Foundation (Lake Forest, Illinois, USA), Yorkshire Sculpture Park (UK), TENQ in Senegal Africa ‘95 program, Gasworks (London), Jogja Biennale XIII: Hacking Conflict 2015  (Indonesia), Iwalewahaus (Bayreuth, Germany 2018), Villa Vasilieff Penord Ricard Fellow in 2017 (Paris). 

 

Recent solo/group exhibitions include, State of The Nation: New Works and Installations (National Museum Onikan, Lagos) 2016; Constellations: Floating Space, Motion and Remembrance (Iwalewahaus Bayreuth, Germany) 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 Brazil 2018; Dakart Biennale 2018; Feedback: Art, Africa and the 1980s (Iwalewahaus) 2018; Prince/sses Of The City, Palais de Tokyo 2019; Lagos Biennial at Independence House, Lagos 2019.