ENI! You can always tell where the elephant has passed by


Publisher: SMO Contemporary Art

In celebration of 60 years of studio practice, this exhibition presents 31 rare prints spanning the prolific career of Professor Bruce Onobrakpeya, one of Nigeria’s most prestigious artistic pioneers.


Onobrakpeya is a founding member of the Zaria Art Society and began experimenting with diverse media showcasing Nigeria’s rich history, culture, philosophy, environment, as well as chronicling the nation’s socio-political development through paintings, sculpture, low relief foils, prints, and installations.


Onobrakpeya has received many local and international awards and his works have been exhibited at the Venice Biennale, the Tate Modern, the Smithsonian and many other prestigious institutions. He received the UNESCO Living Human Treasures Award in 2006.