Artist Bio

Victor Ehikhamenor

Victor Ehikhamenor


Victor Ehikhamenor is a Nigerian visual artist, photographer and writer. He was born in Udomi-Uwessan, Edo State.  He has BA degree in English and Literary Studies from Ambrose Ali University. He also holds an MS in Technology Management and MFA in Creative Writing from University Of Maryland, College Park, USA.

Ehikhamenor has been prolific in producing abstract, symbolic and politically motivated works with unmistakable ties to his old Benin Kingdom background. His works are influenced by duality of African traditional religion and the interception of Western beliefs, memories and nostalgia. His symbols and motifs are reminiscent of his childhood village shrines art. He has had numerous exhibitions with strong following in Nigeria, United States, UK and other parts of Europe.  As a writer he has published numerous fiction and critical essays with academic journals, mainstream magazines and newspapers round the world including New York Times,  CNN Online, Washington Post, Farafina, AGNI magazine, Wasafiri magazine and others.

Ehikhamenor has designed many newspapers and magazines. He has also designed book covers for award winning authors like Chimamanda Adichie, Helon Habila, Toni Kan, Chika Unigwe, Chude Jideonwo and many others. And in 2013 he has collaborated with the celebrated Nigerian fashion designer Ituen Basi to create the Ekemini collection.

His book EXCUSE ME!, a satirical creative non-fiction view of life as an Nigerian both at home and abroad is a recommended text in two Nigerian universities.

Ehikhamenor maintains a studio in Lagos, Nigeria and Maryland, United States.


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