UDO-EMA, Inyang

Painter Birth: December 28, 1944 in Etinan, Cross River State. Died 1989. Training: Advanced Diploma in art and design, Glasgow School of Art, Glasgow, Scotland, 1969; Certificate in Management, Nigerian Institute of Management, Lagos, 1988. Profile: Full name, Inyang Adam Joshua Udo-Ema; son of Adam Joshua Udo-Ema, an art educator and craftsman; designer, Eastern Nigeria Development Corporation, 1963; designer, Eastern Nigeria Television, 1964-1965; freelance designer and actor, Scotland, 1968- 1970; head, Department of Art & Design, Ministry of Information & Culture, Cross River State, 1970-1978; chairman, Cultural Centre, Akwa Ibom State, 1978; controller, production services, Nigerian Television Authority, Calabar, 1978; zonal program coordinator, Enugu, 1982; head, Department of Design & General Studies, TV College, Jos, 1983; chief designer, Nigerian Television Authority, Lagos, 1984; assistant director, design services, 1987-1989; executed portraits of prominent Nigerians for private commissions. Member: Council of Industrial Artists; International Association of Artists; Society of Nigerian Artists. Group Exhibitions Eastern Nigeria Arts Festival Exhibitions, Calabar, Uyo, Enugu, 1960-1965. "African Art Exhibition," Dublin, Ireland, 1963. Mbari Art Exhibition, Enugu, 1963. National Festival of Arts & Culture, Kaduna and Lagos, 1965, 1972 and 1974. First World Festival of Negro Arts Exhibition, Dakar, Senegal, 1966. British Students' Art Exhibition, Fiedo D'Artico, Venice, Italy, 1968. "Kunst und Kunsthandwerk aus Biafra," Bonn, Cologne, and Trier, Germany, 1969. "National Art Exhibition," National Theatre, Lagos, October 2-9, 1976. FESTAC '77, Lagos, 1977. "Exhibition of Works by Contemporary Nigerian Artists," National Theatre, September 4-9, 1977. "East Zonal Exhibition: Society of Nigerian Artists," Institute of African Studies, University of Nigeria, Nsukka, October 25-28, 1978. "National Art Exhibition," National Theatre, Lagos, September 25-October 1, 1980. "Exhibition of Nigerian Contemporary Art," Dakar, Senegal, November25- December 7, 1980. "Werbung fur Biafra," Iwalewa-Haus, Bayreuth, Germany, 1985. "Silver Jubilee National Art Exhibition," National Theatre, Lagos, September26- October 1, 1985. "Man in Focus," National Theatre, Lagos, December 20, 1985-January 10, 1986. Awards & Honors Catholic Publishing Company art award, Nigeria, 1962; prizes, Eastern Nigeria Festival of the Arts, Calabar, Uyo, Enugu, 1960-1965; African Art Exhibition Award, Dublin, Ireland, 1963; First Commonwealth Arts Festival Award, London, 1965; Federal Government scholarship, 1965; Eastern Nigeria scholarship, 1965; Nigerian Television Authority Star Performer's Award, 1965, 1983, 1986and 1987; award, First World Festival of Negro Arts, Dakar, Senegal, 1966; award, Council of Industrial Artists, 1968; award, All-Nigeria Art Festivals, 1972-1974; Raduga prize, Soviet Television, 1985. Public Collections National Gallery of Modem Art, Lagos. Oil paintings: "Yoruba Drummer," "Ekomo," and "Ntimi.
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