Nduwhite Ndubuisi Ahanonu, hails from Oguta in Imo state, a graduate of Fine and Applied Art ( University of Nigeria, Nsukka 2000), an Alumnus of U.S. Department of State2011(IVLP) Represented Nigeria in Dak Art Biennale Dakar Senegal 2010, attended the International Institute for Cultural Diplomacy, Berlin, in 2008 under the sponsorship of the Ford foundation West Africa. An Art enthusiast and a poet, who also performs some of his works, his latest project “Bus Stop” was in April at the RAVY 2010 Festival, Cameroun. He has participated in many local and international workshops, exhibitions and has two solo exhibitions to his credit.
Nduwhite is the founder, International Institute for Creative Development Abuja, a founding member of the Mundus Maris International Initiative, Belgium, Nigerian Cultural Ambassador to Berlin, Germany and Israel, as a cultural diplomat, he initiated the project “ Re-imagine Nigeria” a project that seeks to use art as a tool for cultural diplomacy, selected for the 2nd European Atelier festival managers 2009, Varna, Bulgaria and Midbar International Artists Residency Israel 2006.
Nduwhite has proven to be innovative in his expressions, a deep thinker and a keen observer of times, trends, environment and the society, He started developing some series of site installations from a body of work in January 2008; “AHAMEFULA”, His first site installation “In the beginning of time” was about our time and generation, it is about movement, revolutions, evolutions, human emancipation and development , discovery, clash of civilizations, cultural conflicts, moral and ethical bias, spirituality and the society, apocalyptic nightmares and the hopes for a new enlightenments. In 2009, he presented of our generations and times, 2010 he had an online exhibition called the end of the beginning and in 2011 he showed eleven works in a body of work titled…the beginning of the end; centered on social irresponsibility, environmental and global issues, which were thought provoking, reflective of our times and man’s activity as it affect the earth.
Ahamefula for him is his expressive odyssey…a constant thrill and on-going search for meaning.
Facilitator: Environmental Art, a tool for social change April 2012
Member (LOC) Nigeria at 50, Celebration 2010. Abuja.
Facilitator: Now and then, New Jersey,USA.
Facilitator; IICD August Workshop: Proposal Writing and Artist Resources, Workshop 2009.
Facilitator: Workshop with Niger Delta Children on Art Against Violence. Port Harcourt. Rivers State. May 27 – 30th 2009
Facilitator: NYSC Workshop: MAKING NIGERIA A BETTER PLACE BEGINS WITH YOU! March 18th 2009
Consultant: Re-imagine Nigerian Art Exhibition…a cultural diplomacy exhibition. November 2008.
Facilitator: “ARESUVA 08, African Regional Summit and Exhibition on Visual Arts.
Consultant: Beautiful Nigeria, National Art Exhibition ( Nigerian Art Schools). Thought Pyramid Abuja, December, 2007.
Consultants: Celebration of Excellence, An Exhibition of contemporary Nigerian Artworks celebrating the 20th Anniversary of Transcorp Hilton, Abuja. November 2007
Consultants; Reflection of a Distant Memory ( Home in a Mirror), a solo exhibition of Victor EhiKhamenor ( America based Nigerian Artist). July 2007.
Consultant: Celebration of Heritage, An International Artist Exhibition to Commemorate the Independence Day Of U. S. July 2007.
Consultants and Coordinator, Blooming Talents. A group Artists’ Exhibition. Transcorp Hilton Abuja .0ctober 2006
Consultant: Two American Icons and Six Young Nigerian Contemporary Artists. Transcorp Hilton Abuja. January 2006
Consultant: REFLECTIONS 2005 An International Artist Exhibition. Le’Meridian Hotel, Abuja. Nov-Dec. 2005
Consultant: REFLECTION 2004 A group Artist Exhibition. Le’ Meridian Hotel, Abuja. December 2004
Consultant Figment Gallery Asokoro Abuja 2004
Gallery Manager/Artist Fair deal Art gallery Abuja 2003-2004
Member: Committee on Decoration and Designs ,Ahiajoku Lecture Imo State 2002.
I am passionate about using my creativity to provoke innovative way of thinking, positive response from the society, create platform for sharing creative ideas that ignite hope, change and new dreams.
I believe that change can be achieved creativity and that creativity (Art) is a tool for social change.
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