Iké Udé

1966 · Nigeria

Artist biography

Iké Udé is seen as an established mid-career contemporary artist, who originates from Nigeria, like other well-known artists such as Chibuike Uzoma, Otobong Nkanga, Nnenna Okore, Wallace Ejoh, and Gerald Chukwuma. Iké Udé was born in 1966.

Iké Udé's Gallery representation

Iké Udé's work is available for viewing at Leila Heller Gallery | New York in the United States.

Further Biographical Context for Iké Udé

Iké Udé was born in 1966 and was primarily influenced by the 1980s. The 1980s were a turbulent time culturally, and were marked by growing global capitalism, global mass media, significant discrepancies in wealth, alongside a distinctive sense of music and fashion, epitomised by electronic pop music and hip hop. Artists growing up during this time were heavily influenced by this cultural atmosphere. The 1980s were a key decade politically, marked by the African Famine and the end of the Cold War, which was signified by the fall of the Berlin Wall in 1989. Neo Geo and The Pictures Generation became prominent art movements during the decade, alongside Neo-Expressionism which became well-known in Germany, France and Italy (where it was known as Transavanguardia). Artists such as Anselm Kiefer, Jörg Immendorf, Enzo Cucchi, Francesco Clemente and Julian Schnabel were primary artists of the era, alongside Jean-Michel Basquiat, Keith Haring and Kenny Scharf, who established the street art and graffiti movements.

Iké Udé

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