Victoria Udondian

Visual artist

Udondian’s work is driven by her interest in textiles and the potential for clothing to shape identity, informed by the histories and tacit meanings embedded in everyday materials. She creates work that questions notions of cultural identity and post-colonial positions in relation to her experiences growing up in Nigeria. In 2020, Udondian was named a Guggenheim fellow. Her works have been exhibited internationally, this includes The Inaugural Nigerian Pavilion at the 56th Venice Biennial-An Excerpt, Fisher Landau Centre for the Arts, New York; The Bronx Museum, NY; The Children Museum of Manhattan, New York; National Museum, Lagos; Whitworth Gallery in Manchester etc. Some of her Artist Residencies include, Instituto Sacatar, Bahia, Brazil; Mass Moca, Massachusetts, USA; Fine Arts Work Centre (FAWC), Provincetown; USA; Villa Straulli, Winthethur, Switzerland; Fondazione di Venezia, Venice, Italy and Bag Factory Studios, Johannesburg, South Africa. Udondian received an MFA in Sculpture and New Genres from Columbia University, New York; attended Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture and a BA in painting from the University of Uyo, Nigeria. She is currently a Visiting Associate professor of Art at the University at Buffalo, SUNY, Buffalo, New York.


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