ADEKU Segun

Address: Olokun Art Gallery, 6 Atiba Square, opposite Ife Museum of Antiquities, Ile-Ife, Oshun State. Birth: January 1949, in Majapa villagenear Gbongan, Oshun State. Native of Aiyetoro, Ogun State. Training: Largely self-taught; worked with Ademola Williams and Tijani Mayakiri; influenced by BruceOnobrakpeya. Profile: Operated African Cultural Art Gallery with Adekunle Adetimikan, 1972; works in his Olokun Art Studio, Ile-Ife and maintains a gallery opposite the Ife Museum of Antiquities, Ile-Ife; his art works have been used to illustrate severalbook coversin Nigeria and Denmark; his media are deep-etched print drawing, batik, and calabash carving. Solo Exhibitions Department of Fine Arts, Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria, 1975. Departmentof FineArts, University of Ife, Ondo Campus, 1975. British Council, Kaduna, 1977. "Segun Adeku Art: Deep Etching, Prints and BatiksExhibition," American Cultural Centre, Ibadan, April 19-23, 1982. Fourah BayCollege, Universityof SierraLeone, Freetown, Sierra Leone, 1983. French Cultural Centre, Lagos, 1985. International Institute for Tropical Agriculture, Ibadan, 1986. "An Exhibition of Deep Etchings,Paintingsand MetalWorks,"Italian Cultural Institute, Lagos, April 20-23, 1987. French Cultural Center, Cotonou, Benin,January 20-February4, 1989. "Kunst aus Nigeria," Rathaus, Hofheim, Germany, July 16-30, 1989. "Nigerianische Kunst von Segun Adeku," Kurhaus, Konigstein, Germany, August 7-20, 1989. French Cultural Center, Cotonou, Benin, November 26-December 8, 1990. Group Exhibitions Afro-American Historical&Cultural Museum, Philadelphia, USA,1975. Institute of African Studies, University of Ibadan, Ibadan, 1975. National Museum, Lagos, 1975. British Council, Kaduna, 1976. Centre for Nigerian Cultural Studies, Ahmadu Bello University,Zaria, 1978. "Contemporary NigerianArt fromOshogboand Ife," Bucks County Community College, Newtown, Pennsylvania, USA,April 13-May1, 1980. "National Art Exhibition," National Theatre, Lagos, September 25-October 1, 1980. "The Contemporary Art of Nigeria," International House of Philadelphia, Philadelphia, USA, December 5-6, 1980. Kashim Ibrahim Library, Ahmadu BelloUniversity, Zaria, 1981. Shell Petroleum Development Company Ramp, Warri, 1981. "Nigerianische Kunst Ausstellung," NigerianCultural Centre, Bonn, Germany, March 18-April 1, 1982; Ingleheim and Berlin, Germany, 1982. National Council for Arts &Culture, Lagos, 1983. Fourah Bay College, University of Sierra Leone, Freetown, Sierra Leone, 1983. "Festival of Nigerian Arts", Embassy of Lebanon, Lagos, March 22-29, 1985. "SilverJubilee National Art Exhibition," National Theatre, Lagos;Federal University of Technology, Owerri; Lugard Hall, Kaduna, September 26-October1, 1985. Nigerian Arts Exhibition, Federiksvaerk, Denmark, 1986. "Nigerian Arts Exhibition," Galerie Transit Kulturhaus, Spandau, Germany; Berlin, Germany, November 1986. "Ife Group of Artists," Franco-German Auditorium, Lagos, May 13, 1987. "Ife Group of Artists," Goethe Institute, Lagos, May 1988. "Nigerian Artists and the French Revolution," Franco-German Auditorium, Lagos, July 7-19, 1989. "Artists of Africa," Tudor Hall, Montreal, Canada, November 29-December 9, 1989. [traveled to Ottawa and Knowlton, Canada, 1989-1990]. "1990 Exhibition of Contemporary Yoruba Art," School of Architecture, Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife, April 24-29, 1990. Awards & Honors First prize in painting, French Cultural Centre, Lagos, July 1989. Public Collections Iwalewa-Haus, Bayreuth, Germany. Deep etching print: "Love in the Wood." National Council for Arts & Culture, Lagos. Bibliography "Art Exhibition Opens," Nigerian Tribune (Ibadan) April 21, 1982,page 7. Festival of Nigerian Arts: Exhibition; [held at the Embassy of Lebanon, Lagos, March 22-29, 1985. Lagos: s.n., 1985].26pp. illus., port. Udenwa, Chuzzy. "Adeku's Works on Exhibition," The Guardian (Lagos) May 16, 1985, page 13. "A Painter of the Yoruba Culture: Segun Adeku," Metro (Lagos), October 1985. "Adeku'sJoy of Living," The Guardian Express (Lagos)March 26, 1987. Adeku, Segun. An Exhibition of Deep Etchings, Paintings andMetal Works; [exhibition held at the Italian Cultural Institute, Lagos, April 20-23, 1987]. Lagos:Italian Cultural Institute, 1987. 16pp. illus. Reviewed: Siaka Momoh, "Adeku's Day at Instituto Italiano di Cultura," Vanguard (Lagos), April 16, 1987; ToyinOgunsakin, "Segun Adeku: A Promise in Simplicity," The Guardian (Lagos)April 18,1987, page 13;AyoOgunsola, "Adeku's Etchings and MetalFoil," Sunday Punch (Lagos) April 19, 1987, page 13. Ishaka, Peter. "Artists Celebrate Tradition," Quality (Lagos) June 1987, page 31. Ezughah, Dili & Toyin Ogunsakin. "The Ife Group: A Question of Mind-Boggling Replications," The Guardian (Lagos) May 14, 1988. "Segun Adeku: Ein Maler der YorubaKultur," Kultur-Magazin (Hofheim, Germany) June 30, 1989. "Yorubakunst aus Nigeria: Segun Adeku Stelltim Rathaus Aus," Hofheimer Zeitung (Hofheim, Germany) July 11, 1989. "Trisieren im Palast' und Andere Frohliche Werke," Hochster Kreisblatt (Hochst, Germany) July 20, 1989. "Heuschrecken und Hunger," Frankfurter Rundschau, (Frankfurt, Germany) July 22, 1989. Toepfer, Olaf. "Kontrast Zwischen Moderner Technik und der Tradition," Konigstein (Konigstein, Germany) August 10,1989. illus. Oshadipe, Gbile. "Echoes of the French Revolution," Lagos Life (Lagos)August 1016, 1989, page 7. Artists of Africa; [exhibitionheld in cooperation with Carleton University and the Canadian Association of African Studies, Tudor Hall, Montreal, Canada, November 29- December 9, 1989.Ottawa: CUSO, 1989]. 18pp. Reviewed: Ann Duncan, 'Third World Will Benefit from African Art Exhibit," TheGazette (Montreal) November 29, 1989. Korpela, Kristiina. "Segun-Taiteilija Peltikattojen Maasta," Savon Sanomat (Finland) 1990, page 16. illus.
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