From 5th to 15th September 2018, The National Museum, Onikan, Lagos hosted ‘New Nigerian Conjunctures: The Art of George Edozie’, a solo exhibition of recent works by Edozie, a prolific painter, who has successfully incorporated textiles into his works and is also known for his life-size contemporary sculptures. In this collection, Edozie explores the crises debilitating the African continent currently: migration of the workforce, insurgency, failed parenting and poor governance. His artist statement reiterates, “As an artist, I am using my art in this exhibition not only to document these tragic global phenomena but to provoke answers and possible solutions to this unabated migration sweeping across our continent …”
George Edozie, born in 1972 in Enugu state, Nigeria, studied Fine and Applied Arts at the University of Benin where he majored in Painting. He graduated in 1996. He has had numerous exhibitions in Nigeria and the US, and his works form part of the collections of notable institutions including the Lagos Business School and the Museum of contemporary Art, North Miami.