Victoria Udondian • Bio

Artist Victoria Udondian lives and works in Lagos and New York.

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 interdisciplinary projects that question 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.

Udondian received an MFA in Sculpture and New Genres from Columbia University, New York, attended Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture and earned a BA in painting from the University of Uyo, Nigeria.

Works have been exhibited internationally, including –

  • The Inaugural Nigerian Pavilion at the 56th Venice Biennial-An Excerpt
  • Fisher Landau Center for the Arts, New York
  • The Bronx Museum, New York
  • The Children Museum of Manhattan, New York
  • The National Museum, Lagos and Lokoja, Nigeria
  • Whitworth Gallery in Manchester
  • Centre for Contemporary Arts, Lagos, Nigeria etc.

Artist Residencies include –

  • Instituto Sacatar, Bahia, Brazil
  • Mass Moca, Massachusetts, USA
  • Fine Arts Work Center (FAWC), ProvincetownUSA
  • Villa Straulli, Winterthur, Switzerland
  • Fondazione di Venezia, Venice, Italy
  • Bag Factory Studios, Johannesburg, South Africa