Address: Department of Fine & Applied Arts, University of Nigeria, Nsukka, Enugu State. Birth: January 1, 1938, in Adazi, Nnukwu, Anambra State. Training: BA in fine arts, Ahmadu BelloUniversity, 1963, specializing in graphic design; diploma in art education, Hornsey College of Art, London, 1975; MA in art history, University of Science & Technology, Kumasi, Ghana, 1978; participated in fourth printmaking workshop, University of Nigeria, 1990. Profile: Full name, Vincent Chuka Amaefunah; engraver and printer, Government Press, Enugu, 1957-1959; senior information officer, USAID, Lagos, 1963-1964; part-time lecturer, Yaba College of Technology, Lagos, 1963-1966; graphic arts officer, Federal Ministry of Information, Lagos, 1964-66; part-time senior studio designer, Nigerian Television Service, 1964-1967;senior graphic arts officer, Ministry of Agriculture, Enugu, 1966-1967; art adviser, publications committee of Ikenga and Ikoro, Institute of African Studies, University of Nigeria, Nsukka; lecturer, Department of Fine & Applied Arts, University of Nigeria, Nsukka, 1967; senior lecturer and graphic designer, Department of Fine & Applied Arts, University of Nigeria, Nsukka, from 1978;art editor and adviser, The Diplomat, Lagos; art editor, Nsukka Journal of the Humanities, from 1987;published poems and wrote articles for university journals, illustrated books and wrote monographs on a variety of subjects; attended and read many papers at workshops and academic seminars in Nigeria and Ghana; operates the Alata Galleries, Adazi Nnukwu, since 1974. Founding member: Society of Nigerian Artists. Solo Exhibitions Brazilian Embassy, Lagos, 1966. "Motherhood in Traditional Africa," British Council, Enugu, January 25-February 1, 1977. "Womanhood," National Theatre, Lagos, July 9-22, 1982. Group Exhibitions "Inaugural Exhibition of the Society of Nigerian Artists," Exhibition Centre, Lagos, January 16-22, 1964. Society of Nigerian Artists, Lagos, 1965. "Kunst und Kunsthandwerk aus Biafra," Bonn, Cologne, and Trier, Germany, 1969. "Nigerian Contemporary Art Symposium, Nsukka 1976,"Institute of African Studies, University of Nigeria, Nsukka, March 22-25, 1976. FESTAC '77, Lagos, 1977. "The LivingArt of the Igbo," Institute ofAfricanStudies, University of Nigeria, Nsukka, April 1977. "Graphik aus Nigeria," organized by the Goethe Institute, Lagos, toured Germany for two years, 1978-1979. "Introducing Ana Gallery," University of Nigeria, Nsukka, January 23, 1978. "National Art Exhibition," National Theatre, Lagos, September30-October 7, 1978. "East Zonal Exhibition:Societyof Nigerian Artists," Institute of AfricanStudies, University of Nigeria, Nsukka, October 25-28, 1978. "The Nsukka School: Paintings, Drawings, Prints, Sculpture, Ceramics," Contemporary Arts Gallery,RiversStateCouncilfor Arts &Culture, Port Harcourt, February 1-28, 1979. "National Art Exhibition," National Theatre, Lagos, September 25-October 1, 1980. "Ausstellung Nigerianische Kunst der Gegenwart," Bonn, Germany, August 9-18, 1982. "Exhibition of Nigerian Contemporary Art," Islamabad, Pakistan, 1983. "Werbung fur Biafra," Iwalewa-Haus, Bayreuth, Germany, 1985. "Contemporary Art From Anambra State," KashimIbrahim Library, Ahmadu Bello University Library, Zaria, March 1985. "Silver Jubilee National Art Exhibition," National Theatre, Lagos, September26October 1, 1985. "Sinsemillia Art Expo," Sheraton Hotel, Lagos, September 18-20, 1986. "SSARTExhibition 1988," Ana Gallery, University of Nigeria, Nsukka, June 17-24, 1988. "Treasures of Asele Institute," Italian Cultural Institute, Lagos, December 10-23, 1988. "Prints from Nsukka: Fourth Printmaking Workshop, 1990," Ana Gallery, University of Nigeria, Nsukka, January 29-February 2, 1990;Achebe Symposium, University of Nigeria, Nsukka, February 12-14, 1990;Franco-German Auditorium, Lagos, March 21-April3, 1990. "Achebe Celebration Exhibition 1990," Continuing Education Centre, University of Nigeria, Nsukka, February 12-14, 1990. Commissions Sculpture, sandcrete statue of founder, Adazi Nnukwu Town Development Union, 1976. Sculpture, sandcrete, twice life-size leopard, Umuagu Community, Umuagu Village, Nnobi, Anambra State, 1977. Sculpture, sandcrete statue of an etilogwu dance group, Adazi Nnukwu, Anambra State, 1977. Sculpture, bronze/colocrete, bust, Reverend Robert Fisher, Government College Umuahia Old Boys Association, Umudike Umuahia, Abia State, 1980. Sculptures, plasterof Paris, statue of Blessed Virgin Mary; clay, crucifix;sandcrete/ metal, statue of St. Jude, St. Andrew Catholic Church, Adazi, Anambra State, 1984 and 1985. Sculpture, metal/sandcrete/colocrete, "Peace and Unity," main roundabout, Nsukka, Rotary International Club of Nsukka, 1986. Sculpture, metal/sandcrete/colocrete, "Peace and Wisdom," University of Nigeria, Nsukka, 1986. Sculpture, metal/sandcrete, "Hospitality," Nsukka Local Government, 1987. Sculpture, metal/sandcrete, "Consummation," Universityof Nigeria, Nsukka, 1987. Sculpture, sandcrete/colocrete, "Prowess," Abatete, Anambra State, 1988. Scrolls commissioned by University of Nigeria, Nsukka for University of Cape Coast, Cape Coast, Ghana; University of Bangladesh, Dacca;University of Lagos; University of Ife, Ile-Ife; University of Ghana, Legon; University of Jamaica, Kingston. Writings by the Artist "Deciphering the Plastic Language of Art," Impulse (Journal of College of Art, University of Science & Technology, Kumasi, Ghana) 1 (1): 10-13, 1975. Graphic Communication in Contemporary Nigeria. Paper presented at the Symposium on Nigerian Contemporary Art, University of Nigeria, Nsukka, 21-24 March 1976. 21pp. bibliog. [unpublished; copy available in the National Museum of African Art Library]. "Galleries and Museums in Nigeria's Socio-Cultural Development," Nigeria Magazine (Lagos) no. 148: 57-65, 1984. illus., bibliog. "An Appraisal of Osita Njelita's Graphic Communications Designs," Nigeria Magazine(Lagos) nos. 130-131: 48-55, 1980. illus. Awards & Honors First prize for emblem design for Nigeria National Industrial Safety Council, 1965; Nomina di Accademico with gold medal, 1980;Gold Medal for Artistic Merit, International Parliament for Safety and Peace, USA, 1982; Master of Painting Honoris Causa, Commission of the International Seminar of Modern and Contemporary Art, Italy, 1982; Golden Centaur, Accademia Italia, Italy, 1982; Accademico D'Europa, Accademia D'Europa, Italy, 1983;Statue of Victory with gold medal, Centro Studi Ricerche Delle Nationi, Italy, 1983;European Banner of Arts with gold medal, International Cultural Exchanges of Accademia D'Europa, Italy, 1984; Certificate of Merit, International Confederation of the Order of Artists, Italy, 1984;Cavalier of the Arts, Accademia Bedriacense, Italy, 1985; plaque, Premio DTtalia, Accademia Italy, 1985;Oscar D'ltalia 1985, Accademia Italia, Italy, 1985; Golden Palm of the World Parliament, USA, 1986;Golden Palm, European prize for Artists, L'Accademia D'Europa, Italy, 1987;Premio Milano 1988, Instituto D'Arte Contemporanea Di Milano, Italy, 1988;Centauro D'Oro, Association of International Artists, Italy, 1988. Public Collections Asele Institute, Nimo. British Broadcasting Corporation, London. British Council, London. Lagos University Library, University of Lagos, Lagos. Collages: "Collage I," "Collage II," "Collage III" and Collage IV." Works formerly in the collection of the Federal Society of Arts & Humanities, Lagos. National Gallery of Modern Art, Lagos. Mixed media paintings: "Ulism 1," "Ulism 2," and "Ulism 3." Museum fur Volkerkunde, Frankfurt, Germany. Mixed media paintings: "Germination I" and "Home Companion." University of Nigeria, Ana Gallery, Nsukka. Lino: "Mr. Big Stuff"; etching: "Uli Language"; mixed media: "Uli Language." Bibliography British Council-Art Exhibition by Vincent Chuka Amaefunah, 25 January 1977; [exhibition, January-February 1977]. Enugu: British Council, 1977. Reviewed: Ola Oloidi, "Reflecting the Beauty of One's Heritage," The Weekly Star (Enugu) March 6, 1977, page 14. The Living Artof the Igbo; [exhibition held at the Institute of African Studies Museum, University of Nigeria, Nsukka, April 1977]/ introduction by Uche Okeke. Nsukka: Institute of African Studies, University of Nigeria, 1977.16pp. Womanhood in Mixed Media; [exhibition held at the National Theatre, Lagos, July 922, 1982]. Lagos: National Gallery of Modem Art, 1982. [4]pp. illus. Broszinsky-Schwage, Edith. Kultur in Schwarzafrika. Cologne, Germany: PahlRugenstein, 1988. [illus. (color) only].
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