Lives and work in Lagos and New York
Before studying art, Udondian trained as a tailor and fashion designer. Her work is driven by her interest in textiles and the potential for clothing to shape identity, informed by the histories and tacit meanings embedded in everyday materials. Drawing from her experiences growing up in Nigeria, she engages with West African textiles and repurposed Western material to investigate how fundamental changes in fabric can affect one’s perception of his or her identity, and ultimately a nation’s psyche.
Udondian is currently enrolled as an MFA candidate at Columbia University in New York City. She studied at the University of Uyo, Nigeria graduating with a BA in Painting in 2004. She won, Most Outstanding Production Award at the National Arts Competition in Lagos, 2013.
Her works have been exhibited internationally at Judith Charles Gallery, New York, 2015; Art 14 London Art Fair, 2014; Whitworth gallery in Manchester, 2012; Bagfactory Studios in Johannesburg, South Africa, Centre for Contemporary Arts (CCA), Lagos, Nigeria, 2010.
Artist Residencies include Villa Straulli, Winthethur, Switzerland, 2014; The Foundation for contemporary Art, Accra, Ghana, 2013, Islinton Mill, Salford, Manchester, 2012; Fondazione di Venezie, Venice, Italy 2011, Bagfactory Artist Studios, Johanesburg, South Africa 2011; Triangle Arts Trust Artist Residency in Nigeria, 2010.
Medium: BlackApril 14th – May 20th 2016
Curated by Charlotte Mouquin