EGO, Uche-Okeke

Born December 1, 1943



Painter, Textile Artist Address: Asele Institute, PMB 1001, Nimo, Anambra State. Birth: December 1, 1943, in Nsukka, Enugu State. Training: Studied with Yusuf Grillo, Yaba College of Technology; museum technician training, National Museum, Jos, 1965; BA, 1975 and MFA, 1981, University of Nigeria. Profile: Full name, Nwakaego Eunice Uche-Okeke; wife of Uche Okeke; employed, Federal Department of Antiquities, 1963; State Library, children's section, Enugu, 1966-1971; curator, Asele Institute Gallery, Nimo, from 1966; curator, Institute of African Studies Gallery, University of Nigeria, Nsukka, 1976. Solo Exhibitions "Through the Eye of the Child," Goethe Institute, Lagos, September 17-30, 1983. Group Exhibitions AFAAS Annual Exhibitions, Continuing Education Centre, University of Nigeria, Nsukka, 1972, 1973 and 1975. "Nigeria Prints 1973," Institute of African Studies, University of Nigeria, Nsukka, 1973. "Some East Central State Artists," Hotel Presidential, Enugu, 1973. "Exhibition of Contemporary East Central State Painting, Prints and Drawing from Asele Collection," Institute of African Studies, University of Nigeria, Nsukka, 1974. "National Arts Festival Exhibition," Nsukka, 1974. "African Prints: An Exhibition of Contemporary African Art," Kresge Art Gallery, Michigan State University, East Lansing, Michigan, USA, June 15-July 7, 1974. Women's Arts & Crafts Exhibition, International Women's Year, Enugu, 1975. "Dyed Fabric Wallhangings, Bumt-Scorched Wooden Wall Plaques," Institute of African Studies Gallery, University of Nigeria, Nsukka, May 9-23, 1975. "Prints and Textiles," Kresge Art Gallery, Michigan State University, East Lansing, Michigan, USA, 1976. "Nigerian Contemporary Art Symposium, Nsukka 1976," Institute of African Studies, University of Nigeria, Nsukka, March 22-25, 1976. FESTAC '77, Lagos, 1977. FESTAC '77 Side Show, Nka Festival, Sports Commission Hall, Enugu, January 1977. "The Living Art of the Igbo," Institute ofAfrican Studies, University ofNigeria, Nsukka, April 1977. "Lagos International Trade Fair," Lagos, November 27-December 11, 1977. "Introducing AnaGallery," University of Nigeria, Nsukka, January 1978. "National Art Exhibition," National Theatre, Lagos, September 30-October7, 1978. "Graphik aus Nigeria," organized by the Goethe Institute, Lagos, touredGermany for two years, 1978-1979. "East Zonal Exhibition: Society of NigerianArtists," Institute of African Studies, University of Nigeria, Nsukka, October 25-28,1978. 'The Nsukka School: Paintings, Drawings, Prints, Sculpture, Ceramics," Contemporary Arts Gallery, Rivers State Council for Arts&Culture, Port Harcourt, February 1-28, 1979. "National Art Exhibition," National Theatre, Lagos, September 25-October 1, 1980. Society of Nigerian Artists Exhibition, University of Benin, Benin City, November 27-29, 1980. "Twenty Years of Nigerian National Art Schools Exhibition," Lagos, 1981. "Contemporary Art from Anambra State," Kashim Ibrahim Library, Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria, March 1985. 'Treasures of Asele Institute," Italian Cultural Institute, Lagos, December 10-23, 1988. Writings by the Artist Uche Okeke: His Work and His Thoughts on Art. BA thesis, University of Nigeria, Nsukka, 1975. [unpublished]. "Our Folklores," New Culture (Ibadan) 1 (1): 54-58, 1978. illus. ARetrospective Exhibition of Uche Okeke Drawing [sic) 1957-1978: [held at the Goethe Institute, Lagos, 8-22 Nov. [1978] / text by Uche Okeke and Ego Uche-Okeke. [Nsukka: Uche Okeke], 1978. 61pp. "Visual Images for the Young: AStudyin Integration of Visual Images into the Teaching/Learning Process for Nigerian Children," New Culture (Ibadan) 1 (6): 13-21, 1979. illus. The Role of the Living Museum: Gallery System in the Nigerian Education Process. Paper read at a teachers' workshop on "The Use of the Museum as an Educational Resource Centre," National Museum, Lagos, 1981. [unpublished]. Visual Literacy for the Child. MFA Research Project, Department ofFine &Applied Arts, University of Nigeria, Nsukka, Nigeria, 1981. [unpublished]. "The Relationship ofWomen to Ikenga," Ikoro (Nsukka) 6 (2): 21-27, July 1985. bibliog. Paper originally presented at the workshop on Ikenga in Igbo Life and Thought, Institute of African Studies, University of Nigeria, Nsukka, November 22-23, 1983. The Role ofAfrican Women in the Visual Arts. Paper read at an international humanities conference: "Africa and the West; the challenge of African Humanism," Columbus, Ohio, [n.d.]. [unpublished]. "The Role of the Living Museum/Gallery System in the Nigerian Educational Progress," Ikoro (Nsukka) 6 (1): 44-51, January 1985. bibliog. "The Role of the Visual Artist in the Educational and Cultural Formation of the Child/Design Concepts and Appropriate Visuals for the Young," pp. 20-37. In: Visuals in the Educational and Cultural Development of the Child: Proceedings of Workshop on Design, Production and Use of Visual Materials with Cultural Content for the Young, Lagos, Nigerian National Commission for UNESCO, Federal Ministry ofEducation, 1986. bibliog. [Ego Uche-Okeke used the name Nwakaego Okadigwe-Okeke for this article]. Public Collections Asele Institute, Nimo. University of Nigeria, Ana Gallery, Nsukka. Goauche: "Waterlily"; oil on board: "Childrens Games Mural"; mixed media: "The Stars have Departed from Okigbo"; lino: "Ije Nwagwo" and "Iru Agbogho Mmanwu.
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