B.A, M.A, M.Phill; civil servant artist curator, b: November20,1963; p: gabu-Yala; Iga: Yala; so:CrossRiver,m: Dinah Ikpakronyi; nc: five; ed: St. Patrick Primary School, Gabu-Yala, 1967- 73;Mbara Community Secondary School,Ihugh-Gboko, BenueState, 1979- 83;Ahmadu Bello University.Zaria, 1987-91; Uniyersity oflbadan, 1995-97; 1998-05; cr:Visual ArtAsst.,National Council of Artand Culture, Ugos, 1984-87; Fine Artist NYSC, LG Secretariat Biliri LG Council,Gombe State, 1991-92;VisualArtOfficer, National forArtsand Culture, Lagos, 1992- 93;Asst ChiefCurator/PA, (on Professional Matters) toCEO/DG, National Gallery ofArt,Abuja,Nigeria, since 1993;Asst Dir., Research, 2004;Asst. Dir., Curatorial Services,since2007;Personal Asst on Professional Matters to DG, National GalleryofArt, 1993-03; Special Asst onProfessional Matter to DG, National Gallery Art, 2003-06; publ/cw: The Zaria Art Society, Insight intheZaria ArtSociety: ANewConsciousness, National Gallery of Art, Ugos, 1998;Yomi Adetoro, (Textile Artist) His LifeandHisWorksin anExhibition Brochure, YomiAdetoro at60:A Retrospective Exhibition, 1999; Aina,Onabolu: His Works and HisContributions totheDevelopment ofContemporary Nigerian Visual ArtAinaOnabolu:ASymbol oftheNational Studies ofArt,National GalleryofArt,lagos, 1999; Introduction-Insight into theVisual ArtPractice ofBruceOnobrakpeya: 40yearsofBruceOnobrakpeya inContemporaryVisual Art;LifeandWorkofTheresaLuck-Akinwale Portracts ofDistinguished Personalities byTheresa Luck-Akinwale, 2000; Exhibition Review: Five Generations ofContemporary Nigerian Art-Panafest, Ghana, 1997 Uso Nigerian Joumai ofArt,Vol.3 No. Iand 2; National GalleryofArt Nigeria, 2000-01; Nigerian Female Visual Artists ataglance inCatalogue of Artworks/Programmeof Events for Nigerian Women inArtExhibition, 2001; The Emergencyofthe NigerianAssociationof Female VisualArtists: The Glorious Embrace in the Exhibition Brochure Titled Creative Feminity; Visual Art Exhibition ofthe WorksofNigerianFemale Artists, 2002; The RoleoftheArt Historian in Contemporary Nigeria's Art Scenein Design History inNigeria, National Gallery ofArtand Design History Association of Nigeria; YusufAdebayo Grillo:AMost Distinguished,Yet Uncelerated Nigerian Artistin Master ofMasters, Yusf Grillo, His LifeandWorks, 2006;Mazi Godwin Elvemienor Nwajei: Hislife and His Work inWood Sculptures in Nigeria; Mazi Godwin Nwajei at60,A Retrospective Exhibition, National Gallery of Art,2004; workshop/conferences/papers: Observer to the3rf Harmattan Workshop, Agbarha-otor, February 27*-March 11,2000; attended an Experimental Symposium/Workshop in Colour print and People for Emerging and Established Artists held atAsele Institute, Nimo,Anambra, March 18-31,2000; Society of Nigerian Artists,SAN; National Conferences/ Exhibition at Kogi State Polytechnic, Ukoja, November, 16-18, 2001; Participated in the Workshop for Museum Professionals Organized bythe Museum ofModem Art,NewYork, USA, February 9-26,2002; Participated and presentedpaperat the 3"1 International Conference on Modem Art in Nigeria, Organized by the Dept. of Fine andApplied Arts,University of Nigeria, Nsukka in Association with Art and Artists Conference Forumin Conjunction with the 60* Anniversary of Professor Obiora Udochukwu, November 21-23,2006;Hundreds Years ofModemNigerian Visual Art,A Reviewofthe 20*CenturyArtDevelopment inNigeria, presented atthe 12* Triennial Symposium African Artat St Thomas, USVirgin Islands, 2001; Development ofGalleries, Structure andFunctions, National Gallery ofArt- Nigerian example, presented at the Workshop for Museum Professionals Organized bytheMuseum ofModemArt,NewYork,USA,2002;Curatorial Assignment inNigeria Visual ArtScene,presented attheWorkshop onthe Business of Visual Art Exhibition Organized by the Dept. of Curatorial Services, National GalleryofArt,Nigeria, July21 -25,Abuja and September 1-5,2003;Ugos; contemporary visual art exhibitions/curated: Indelible Printe: Exhibition oftheWorks of Ute Prof. Ben Enwonwu, Ugos, 1993 (involved inthepackagingand mounting); Unity inUniversity: Independence Photo Exhibition,Abuja, 1994; Re-OrganizedandRe-MountedofthePermanent ExhibitionsoftheNational GalleryofModem Art,Lagos(involved inpackaging and mounting); Exhibition ofPhotosonNigerian Constitutional Development anMuson Centre, Lagos during the21klGowonSymposium, 1995 (involved inpackagingand mounting); exhibition ofContemporary Nigerian Artfor the Intemational Exhibition ofCountries oftheNon-Aligned Movement Indonesia, 1995 (Packaging&Mounting); 21 k-legend ofourTime-Independence Photo Exhibition, International Conference Centre, Abuja, 1996; (packaging & Mounting); Exhibition ofNigerian ArtTitled: Contemporary Nigerian Art: FiveGenerations, PanafestAccra,Ghana, 1997(Co-Curated); Exhibition of Contemporary Nigerian Paintings and Sculptures, Centre for Women's DevelopmentduringtheallAfrica LadtesSummit inrespectof PeaceConference, Abuja(Co-Curated); Ibadan mm: Art Historical Association ofNigeria, AHAN; NigerianCurators Guild, NCG;NigerianArt StudiesAssociation NASA; Museum Association ofNigeria,MAN; memberofthe Jury ofthe Unilever International SchoolsArt Competition at the Final Level(Zonal Uvel) at Yusuf GrilloAuditorium, Dept. of Fine Art, Yaba College of Technology, October 9,2002;hob: reading, writing,traveling; off: National Gallery ofArt,Plot684Cadastral Zone, Utako District, P.M.B. 456,Garki, Abuja; email: [email protected].
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