Chidi Kwubiri

Born in Umuahia, Nigeria
visual artist, working and living near Cologne, Germany, since 1993

Studies in fine arts (painting) at the Art Academy of Duesseldorf (1993 – 2002) with Prof. Michael Buthe (†) and Prof. A.R. Penck (MA of Fine Art [Meisterschüler])
exhibitions and projects (selection)
(s = solo exhibition)

2015 – italia docet – collateral event of the 56th Venice Biennale/Italy

2014 – Casablanca Biennale
– arthouse, Lagos/Nigeria (also 2008 – 2013)

2013 – residency Ifitry/Morocco
– “mother tongue“, temple muse, Lagos/Nigeria (s)
– “conversion”, Galerie am Brüsseler Platz, Cologne/Germany (s)
– Terra Kulture, Lagos/Nigeria

2012 – paragon gallery, Miami/USA

2011 – “crosscurrents”, Lagos/Nigeria

2010 – “Nigeria at 50”, Nigerian Embassy and Deutsche Bank, Berlin
– “theme Africa”, Phillips de Pury, New York/USA
– “face to face”, Bonn International Center for Conversion (BICC), Bonn, Germany (s)

2009/-11 – “whip not child”, art project against violence on children (initiator) in co-operation with Deutsche Gesellschaft
für Technische Zusammenarbeit (GTZ) and Goethe Institute, Nigeria/Germany

2009 – OPERA Gallery, Paris, France

2008 – “reflection”, Signature Gallery, Lagos, Nigeria (s)
– “Begegnung”, WALZWERK Projekt IV, Pulheim/Germany
– “subculinaria”, Cologne/Germany
– Millenia Fine Art, Orlando, Florida/USA

2007 – Goethe-Institute, Duesseldorf, Germany
– Neues Rathaus Hannover, Germany
– “zwei Schritte voraus” (two steps ahead), Berlin
– Deutsche Gesellschaft für Technische Zusammenarbeit (GTZ), Eschborn, Germany (also 2001)

2006 – World Market Center, Las Vegas/USA
– Association for Visual Arts [AVA], Cape Town/South Africa (s)
– Gallery ACHT P! PRAVATO, Bonn/Germany (s), (also in 1998)
– Gallery OTT, Düsseldorf, Germany (s),(also in 2003, 2002 and 1997)

2005 – “back to the roots”, Goethe Institute Lagos, Nigeria (s)
– International Art Fair “Palm Beach Contemporary“, Palm Beach, Florida, USA
– Kunsttage Rhein-Erft, Brauweiler Abbey, Germany (also in 2002 and 2001)

2004 – “The Internationals”, Millenia Gallery, Orlando, Florida, USA
– Kunstverein Erftstadt, Altes Stadthaus Erftstadt-Lechenich, Germany (s)
– Collection National Museum Tivat, Montenegro
– ”Second Independent International Biennial of Graphic in St. Petersburg”, Russia
– “Holland Art Fair“, The Hague, The Netherlands

2003 – international art fair „LINEART“ (Gallery DE OPSTEKER), Ghent, Belgium
– „Far from the bush“, GALLERY DE OPSTEKER, Amsterdam and Durgerdam, The Netherlands (s)
– „Artists from Germany“, CHURCH STREET GALLERY, Orlando, Florida, USA

2001 – CHURCH STREET GALLERY, Orlando, Florida, USA (s)
– Landtag Nordrhein-Westfalen, Duesseldorf, Germany

2000 – outdoor sculpture project SKULPTURENMEILE STEINHAGEN, Steinhagen, Germany
– UNESCO Headquarters, Paris, France

1999 – Koelner Bank (two artists), Cologne, Germany (s)
– Jakobskirche (Church of St Jacob), European Art Capital 1999 WEIMAR, Germany
– Dr. Georg Haar Foundation, European Art Capital 1999 WEIMAR, Germany

1998 – project „ConverArt“, BICC (Bonn International Center for Conversion)
– Westfälisches Landesmuseum Muenster, Germany
– „art multiple“, Duesseldorf, Germany
– GALLERY XENIOS, Frankfurt/Main, Germany (s)

1993 – Hedwig and Robert Samuel Foundation, Duesseldorf, Germany

art sponsorship awards (selection)

2007 – ADLER-Award 2007, categorie fine art (1st prize)

1997 – Alpirsbacher Gallery „Das schoene neue Bild“, Alpirsbach, Germany

1996 – „Art Collection“ of Siemens AG in co-operation with Dresdner Bank AG and Rochus Club,
Düsseldorf, Germany (1st prize)
– „Kö-Galerie“, Düsseldorf, Germany
– art award „Stella Musical AG“ to mark the premiere of the musical „Les Misérables“,
Duisburg, Germany (1st prize)