OKOGWU, Antonia




Sculptor Address: Department of Fine Arts, Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria. Birth: March 10, 1963, in Kaduna, Kaduna State. Training: BA in sculpture, University of Nigeria, 1986;MFA in sculpture, Ahmadu Bello University, 1989. Profile: Full name, Antonia Asika Okogwu; the first female sculptor to graduate from the University of Nigeria, Nsukka; study tour of the Soviet Union, 1990; artist-in-residence, Duala Hotel, Kano. Member: Society of Nigerian Artists. Solo Exhibitions Bauchi, Borno, Gongola, First Joint Trade Fair, Maiduguri, 1987. "Northern Synthesis," Kashim Ibrahim Library, Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria, 1989. Group Exhibitions Ana Gallery, University of Nigeria, Nsukka, 1983. "Fancy Cloths Parade," Turnstead, Norfolk, England, 1983. Final Degree Exhibition, University of Nigeria, Nsukka, 1986. "Janto '87: John Matovu & Antonia Okogwu: Sculpture, Ceramics, Woodburning," National Museum, Jos, January 24-February 7, 1987; Education Centre, Maiduguri, March 1987. "Artists for Charity," Kashim Ibrahim Library, Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria, December 1988. Degree Exhibition, Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria, 1989. "Furniture and Interior Decoration, Textile Design and Fabrics, Paintings, Sculpture and Drawings," National Museum, Lagos, June 10-24, 1989. "Creative Dialogue: SNA at 25," National Theatre, Lagos, November 27-December 10, 1989. Commissions Sculpture, "African Woman," Education Centre, Maiduguri. Awards & Honors Borno State NYSC merit award, 1987.
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