Artist Bio

Ngozi Omeje

Ngozi Omeje


Ngozi Omeje (born 1979) is one of Africa’s finest ceramic installation artists. She graduated with a bachelor’s degree in 2005 and a master’s degree in 2009 from the prestigious University of Nigeria Nsukka. Her acclaimed installation works using thousands of nylon threads with plastic and wood particles and clay balls were shown at the Dakar Biennale in Senegal, the First Central China Ceramics Biennale in China, and at the inaugural ArtXLagos Art Fair in 2016.

She has taken part in numerous international and local exhibitions including the Connecting Deep 10th anniversary exhibition of CCA Lagos (2018), and Standing Out with SMO Contemporary Art (2017). She took part in an artist-in-residence program at the Sev Shoon Art Center in Seattle, USA and has won multiple awards including Most Creative Potter from the University of Nigeria Nsukka (2005), Overall Winner of Life in my City Art Competition in Enugu (2014), and Outstanding Concept at the National Art Competition in Lagos in 2015. Omeje teaches ceramic art at the University of Nigeria, Nsukka.


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