Visiting Artist and Scholar

  • Victoria Udondian

    MFA Columbia University

    Victoria Udondian.

    Victoria Udondian

    MFA Columbia University

    Victoria Udondian

    MFA Columbia University

    Distinguished Visiting Scholars Program

    Distinguished Visiting Scholar

    Fine Art

    Contact Information

    214 Center for the Arts

    Distinguished Visiting Scholar

    The Distinguished Visiting Scholars program provides scholars and artists of exceptional accomplishment a unique opportunity to join a cohort of visiting faculty—and the entire UB campus and local community—to promote diversity, equity, and inclusion.

    Education

    • MFA, Sculpture and New Genres, Columbia University in the City of New York, New York, USA
    • Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture, Skowhegan Maine, USA
    • BA, Fine Arts (Painting), University of Uyo, Akwa Ibom State, Nigeria

    Bio

    Victoria Udondian creates work that questions notions of cultural identity and post-colonial positions in relation to her experiences growing up in Nigeria, a country flooded with cast off from the West. Her 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. Udondian won the Guggenheim fellowship, 2020. Her works have been exhibited internationally in Lagos, Venice, New York, UK, including: South London Gallery, London; The Inaugural Nigerian Pavilion at the 56th Venice Biennial-An Excerpt, Fisher Landau Centre for the Arts, New York; 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; Fondazione di Venezia, Venice and Bag Factory Studios, Johannesburg. 

    Awards

    • Guggenheim Fellow, USA
    • Pollock Krasner Grant Award, New York
    • Most Outstanding Production Award, National Arts Competition, Lagos Nigeria
    • National Gallery of Art, Nigeria ‘Award for Exhibition’: Second African Regional Summit and Exhibition on Visual Arts (ARESUVA) Abuja, Nigeria