Ndidi Emefiele

1987 · Nigeria

Artist biography

Ndidi Emefiele is a young contemporary artist, who originates from Nigeria, like other famous artists such as Emeka Ogboh, Uche Okeke, Ben Osaghae, Omoyele James, and Bruce Campbell. Ndidi Emefiele was born in 1987.

Galleries and Exhibitions

Ndidi Emefiele's work is on display at Rosenfeld Porcini in London, the United Kingdom. Ndidi Emefiele most recent exhibition recorded on Artland was at Rosenfeld Porcini in London with the exhibition Contemplating the Spiritual in Contemporary Art. The exhibition was open from 06 June 2019 until 12 July 2019. Ndidi Emefiele's other most recent exhibitions listed on Artland include the exhibitions at; Marianne Boesky Gallery I 509 West 24th Street in New York (11 January 2020 - 15 February 2020) with the name Xenia: Crossroads in Portrait Painting and Marianne Boesky Gallery I 507 West 24th Street in New York (11 January 2020 - 15 February 2020) with the name Xenia: Crossroads in Portrait Painting.

Ndidi Emefiele in private collections

On Artland Ndidi Emefiele's art can be found in the following collection: Jimenez -Colon Collection which, for instance, also has works by other prominent and critically acclaimed artists including Philipp Keel, Sarah Derat, and Jason Martin.

Further Biographical Context for Ndidi Emefiele

Born in 1987, Ndidi Emefiele grew up during the 1990s and was inspired by the artistic culture of the time. A collective of artists working in the United Kingdom, who came to be known as the YBAs, or Young British Artists, defined the artistic culture of the 1990s. Affiliated loosely by their age and nationality, they were a diverse collective of practitioners. A number of the YBAs attended the Royal College of Art and Goldsmiths in London, and were favoured by the ‘super collector’ of the time, Charles Saatchi. The most well known member of the group is Damien Hirst, and other members included Chris Ofili, Tracey Emin, Marc Quinn, Gavin Turk, Sarah Lucas and Sam Taylor-Johnson (née Sam Taylor-Wood). The YBAs became known for their use of shock tactics and sensationalism, alongside their use of throwaway materials, wild lifestyles and an attitude that was rebellious yet enterprising. Due to the high amount of media coverage that they garnered, they dominated British art during the 1990s, and their work was epitomised in the group show ‘Sensation’. Relational Aesthetics, a term coined by curator Nicholas Bourriaud to describe the act of creating art based on human relations and their social context, became a key idea in the 1990s. Works by artists like Douglas Gordon, Gillian Wearing, Philippe Parenno and Liam Gillick were described as key artists who worked to this idea.

Ndidi Emefiele

  • Artworks in Collections 1
  • Exhibitions 4

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