DIKE, Ndidi

Ceramicist, Painter, Sculptor, Textile Artist Address: PO Box 51866, Ikoyi Post Office, Falomo, Lagos. Birth: June 16, 1960, in London. Training: Diploma in music education, University of Nigeria, 1981; BA in fine arts, University of Nigeria, 1984, specializing in painting. Profile: Full name, Ndidi Onyemaechi Dike; freelance artist, from 1984; participated in several seminars, symposia and workshops on Nigerian culture and women in the arts, 1989-1990; works in mixed media, combining painting and sculpture, using power tools on wood; her multi-media usage includes leather, beads, and sand. Member: African-American Museums Association, Washington, DC; National Museum of Women in the Arts, Washington, DC; Society of Nigerian Artists. Solo Exhibitions "Mixed Media Expose '86," Imo Concorde Hotel, Owerri, June 22-27, 1986. "Explorations into Nature," Goethe Institute, Lagos, July 1-31, 1987. "Rhythms in Wood," National Museum, Lagos, October 18-30, 1988. "Form in Festivity," Italian Cultural InsHtute, Lagos, May26-June 9, 1990. Group Exhibitions Degree Exhibition, University of Nigeria, Nsukka, 1984. "Creative Sorority '86," Multi-Purpose Hall, Owerri; Continuing Education Centre, University of Nigeria, Nsukka, June 24-27, 1986. "Original Prints from the Third Nsukka Workshop," Ana Gallery, University of Nigeria, Nsukka, October 29-November 2, 1987; Franco-German Auditorium, Lagos, November 4-18, 1987; University of Bayreuth, Germany, 1987. "Three-Man ExhibiHonof Nigerian Arfists," National Museum, Lagos, 1988. "Inside Outside," Nigerian/German Workshop and ExhibiHon, Yaba College of Technology, Lagos, 1989. Third Biennial ExhibiHon, Centra Wifredo Lam, Havana, Cuba, July 1989. "German/Nigerian Workshop ExhibiHon," Goethe InsHtute and NaHonal Museum, Lagos, January-March 1989. "African Development Bank25th Anniversary ExhibiHon," Nicon Noga Hotel, Abuja, April-May 1989. "CreaHve Dialogue:SNA at 25," NaHonal Theatre, Lagos, November 27-December 10, 1989. "Women Now," NaHonal Galleryof Crafts&Design, Lagos, April 30-May 5, 1990. "ReflecHons from Africa," Onira Arts Africa, Ottawa, Canada, April 5-20, 1990. "Unity Through Art," NaHonal Museum, Lagos, July 21-28, 1990. "Images of the Nigerian Nafion," National Theater, Lagos, September 29-October 13, 1990. "Nigeriana," Nigerian High Commission, Accra, Ghana, November 14-21, 1990. Commissions Mixed media painting and a reclining wooden chair for President and Commanderin- Chief of the Nigerian Armed Forces, General Ibrahim B. Babangida, presented by the Imo State Government during his official visit to the State, December 1987. Mixed media painting, Federal Minister of External Affairs, presented by the Imo Citizenry resident in Lagos, 1988. Mixed media painfings, Modotel, Owerri; Oko; Enugu. Public Collections Lagos State Council for Arts & Culture, Lagos. Three wood sculptures, cedar and iroko: 1988. National Council for Arts & Culture, Lagos. Wood sculpture, mansonia and owen: "African Galaxy," 1988. Bibliography Ibe, Ira. "Enter the Creative 'Lionesses'," [review of an exhibition held in Nsukka and Owerri, June 24-27, 1986]. Imo Statesman (Owerri) June 1986. Landner, Tunji. "Creative Sorority '86," [review of an exhibition held in Nsukka and Owerri, June 24-27, 1986]. ThisWeek (Lagos) [July 1986], pages 42-43. Anatsui, El. "Home Visit: The Nsukka Debut of the Creative Sorority," [review of exhibition held in Nsukka, June 24-27, 1986]. The Guardian (Lagos) August 1986. Anatsui, El. "Here Comes the Creative Sorority," [review of an exhibition held in Nsukka and Owerri, June 24-27, 1986]. The Guardian (Lagos) October 4, 1986, page 13. Explorations into Nature; An Exhibition of Sculptural Pieces and Mixed Media Paintings; [exhibition held at the Goethe Institute, Lagos, July 1-31, 1987]. Lagos: Goethe Institute, 1987. 17pp. illus. Reviewed: Olu Oguibe, "Objects of Medium," West Africa (London) 3656: 1742-1743, September 7, 1987. Rhythms in Wood; [exhibiHon held at the NaHonal Museum, Lagos, October 1988]. Lagos: National Museum, 1988]. 12pp. illus., port. Reviewed: Chinwe Ntephe, "Rhythms in Creation," The Guardian (Lagos) October 23, 1988; "Ndidi Dike: A Lady with a Heart of Wood Shows Off," Guardian Express (Lagos) May 23, 1990, page 5. Ibe, Iro. "There is Nigerian Art'-Ndidi Dike," The Statesman (Owerri) December 16, 1989, page 11. Form in Festivity; An Exhibition of Sculptures in Wood by Ndidi Dike; [Italian Cultural Institute, Lagos, May 26-June 9, 1990/ foreword by Frank Aig-Imoukhuede; essay by Dele Jegede, "The Artist: Ndidi Dike"]. Lagos: Italian Cultural InsHtute, 1990. 20pp. illus., port. Reviewed: Gbile Oshadipe, "Ndidi Dike's Forthcoming With Form in FesHvity," Lagos Life (Lagos) 3 (241) May 24-May 30, 1990;Jahman Anikulapo, "Ndidi: A Fourth Sauce from the Forge," The Guardian (Lagos) May 25, 1990; Gbola Adebayo, "Ndidi Exhibits 'Form in Festivity'," Weekend Concord (Lagos) 2 (65) May 26, 1990; "Moods of the Woods," Vanguard (Lagos) May 31, 1990, page 9; Augustine Njoagwuani, "Form in FesHvity," The Financial Post (Lagos) 2 (22)June 10-23, 1990; Rita Ese Edah, "FesHval of Wood Work," The Sunday Magazine (Lagos) 2 (4)June 10, 1990; Dili Ojukwu, "Reviving a Dying Heritage," The African Guardian (Lagos) June 11, 1990; Uzo Nzeogu, "Dike's Bits of Wood," Newswatch (Lagos) June 11, 1990; Jahman Anikulapo, "Ndidi: Festive Explorations in Wood Rhythms," The Guardian (Lagos) 6 (4,738): June 16, 1990; Chika Abanobi, "This Girl Can Carve Magic," Weekend Concord (Lagos) June 16, 1990; Frank Aig-Imoukhuede, "The 'Forward' of 'Form in FesHvity'," The Statesman (Owerri) June 16, 1990, page 11; Paschal Anyaso, "Another Hole in the Dike," Poise (Lagos) June 17, 1990; Ademola Oguntayo, "A Quest for Mastery," African Concord (London) 5 (6), June 18, 1990; Chinwe Uwatse, "FesHvity and Reminiscences," The Guardian (Lagos) June 24, B7; "The Sculptor as Heroine," Sunday Times (Lagos) June 24, 1990;Andy Ike Ezeani, "Profile on Wood," Daily Champion (Lagos) June 29, 1990. "Sokari Moves Ahead," Sunday Times (Lagos) July 1, 1990. Nigeriana: An Exhibition of Contemporary Creativity. . .Textiles, Leather, Paintings, Wood & Metal Sculptures; [exhibition held at the Nigerian High Commission Residence, Accra, Ghana, November 14-17, 1990]. [Accra: Nigerian High Commission, 1990]. [12]pp. illus.
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