EKONG, Ekefrey




Painter, Sculptor Address: PO Box 72595, Victoria Island, Lagos. Birth: June 6, 1952, in Ndiya, Nsitubiom Local Government Area, Akwa Ibom State. Training: Self-taught. Profile: Full name, Ekong Emmanuel Ekefrey; freelance artist since 1979; his paintings were published in French Revolution, a Nigerian Perspective, by Emeka Nwokedi and Jean-Pascal Daloz, 1990; refers to his style as "Ekefrey Art." Solo Exhibitions German Cultural Centre, Lagos, 1985. French Cultural Centre, Lagos, 1985. Alliance Francaise, Cotonou, Benin, 1986. Franco-German Auditorium, Lagos, July 1988. French Cultural Centre, Lagos, 1990. Alliance Francaise, Ibadan, 1990. Alliance Francaise, Cotonou, B£nin, 1990. Group Exhibitions Second Cosmopolitan Art Exhibition, Los Angeles, California, USA, 1986. Nigerian Television Authority, Channel 10, Lagos, 1987. St. Martia Centre, Angouleme, France, 1988. Galerie Place Champ-de-Mars, Angouleme, France, 1988. Arts Traffic Gallery, Lagos, 1989. "Zeitgenossische Nigerianische Kunst," Bonn, Bocholt and Monchengladbach, Germany, July-October 1989. "Recent Works by 11 African Artists Showing Continued Oshogbo Influence," Watermark/Cargo Gallery, Kingston, New York, USA, July 7-29, 1990. Awards & Honors Winner, 13th Jazz Festival of France, 1988; best overall prize, French Revolution Bicentenary Celebration, 1989. Bibliography Akpederi, Joni. "Journey into the Mind," The African Guardian (Lagos) March 30, 1986. "Confluence of Cultures," The Nigerian Economist (Lagos) July 19-August 1, 1988. illus. Colours, Symbols in Ekefrey's Evolution," [review of exhibition held at the French Cultural Centre, Lagos, 1990]. Daily Champion (Lagos) April 6, 1990. Balogun, Bolaji. "Ekefrey Shines at SoloArt Show," The Diplomat (Lagos) June 18, 1990, page 50.
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