Nengi Omuku Nigerian, b. 1987

Born 1987 in Delta State, Nigeria, Nengi Omuku’s paintings feature amorphous presences that float through ‘active’ or loaded spaces. Her work functions as a metaphor alluding to wider themes of identity, mental journeying and mutual belonging. Omuku’s colour palette acts as a subtext for transforming the human figure.
She completed an MA degree and BA degree in Fine Art at the Slade School of Fine Art, London, graduating in 2012.
Recent exhibitions include At Work, Arthouse Foundation (2018) Stages of Collapse, September Gray Art Gallery, Atlanta (2017), the Armory Show Focus: African Perspectives, New York City (2016), A State of Mind, Omenka Gallery, Lagos (2015) and Jerwood Drawing Prize 2014, Jerwood Gallery, London (2014). She is the recipient of several awards including the British Council CHOGM Art Award, presented by HRH Queen Elisabeth II. Her work has been shown at international art fairs including ArtXLagos, 1.54 London, and the Armory Show in New York