Inaugural Nigerian Pavilion at the 56th Venice Biennial

INAUGURAL NIGERIAN PAVILION at the 56th VENICE BIENNIAL INSTALL
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FROZEN ECONOMY (or is this titled Doundi Victoriana?)
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EGO GOODSIRE (or is this title The Obas Portrait?)
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KIRBAH GET (or is this title Inwang or Iwang? It’s spelled two different ways)
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Having been invited amongst 4 Nigerian artists to participate in the 56th Venice biennial via the Nigerian pavilion. Invited artist Victoria Udondian used this as an opportunity to reflect on the meaning of a Nigerian national pavilion at Venice for its various constituents: herself, other Nigerian artists/cultural workers, the Nigerian government and people, and perhaps Africa at large.

The installation encompasses an entire exhibition of artworks by four “Nigerian” artists, the artist has created sculptural installations, conceptual print media, paintings and photographic series that comment upon postcolonial networks of trade, power and communication.