Victoria Udondian


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Victoria Udondian


Victoria Udondian


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  • 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


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. 

Udondian was a 2020-2021 UB Distinguished Visiting Scholar Fellow.


  • 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


  • ART 120LAB - 3d Concepts
  • ART 494LAB - Senior Thesis
  • ART 699TUT - 2nd Yr Graduate Research

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