Artist & Work
b. 1964, Aba
During his early years Olu Oguibe was often called “an angry young artist”. Also a respected scholar, he works across media, and his artworks delve into questions of dislocation, turbulence and suffering. His work has been exhibited in major museums and galleries, as well as in biennales and triennales, including in Venice, Havana, Busan and Johannesburg. An acclaimed poet, Oguibe has published three volumes of his writings, with the best-known being A Gathering Fear (1992). He teaches at the University of South Florida, Tampa.