Chike Obeagu

Chike Obeagu is a Nigerian artist and art lecturer. He obtained his Bachelor of Art and Master of Fine Art degrees from the University of Nigeria, Nsukka, graduating magna and summa cum laude respectively. Obeagu uses mixed media, painting, photography, installation art and poetry to comment on the social and political environment in Nigeria.

He is the recipient of several prizes and awards, including a shared 1st prize in the 2011 National Arts Competition, Nigeria, for a collaborative work with Uche Uzorka. His work is held in international collections, both public and private, and has featured in numerous exhibitions, including CREO, Abuja (2017); Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner? Taittinger Gallery, New York (2015); the Venice Biennale, Italy (2015); and Dak’Art, Senegal (2014). Obeagu is currently doing a PhD at the Ahmadu Bello University in Zaria.

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