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Okeke, Uche. (b. Idumuje-Ugboko, Nigeria, 1933; active Nimo, Nigeria, 2004)
 

Bibliography and Exhibitions

MONOGRAPHS AND SOLO EXHIBITIONS:

Lagos (Nigeria). Goethe Institut.
UCHE OKEKE: 60th Anniversary Retrospective Exhibition.
1993.
40 pp. exhib. cat., illus. 4to (28 cm.), wraps.

Lagos (Nigeria). Pendulum Art Gallery, Lekki Phase 1.
The Triumph of Asele: The Works of UCHE OKEKE.
May 17-31, 2003.
46 pp. Retrospective solo exhibition. Curated by C. Krydz Ikwuemesi and Chinedu Ene-Orji. Includes four decades of work including paintings, prints, drawings, posters and illustrations from the 1950s-1990s. Accompanied by a book entitled The Triumph of a Vision: an Anthology on Uche Okeke and Modern Art in Nigeria; texts by Simon Otternberg, Ola Oloidi, Osa Egonwa, Kunle Fulani, Peter Ezeh, Jerry Buhari, Ernest Okoli, Krydz Ikwuemesi, Frank Uguiomoh, and several others. (Listed separately.) 4to (29 x 21 cm.), wraps.

Newark (NJ). Newark Museum.
Another Modernity: Works on Paper by UCHE OKEKE.
February 1-July 20, 2006.
Solo exhibition. [Traveled to: Sherman Gallery, Boston University, Boston, MA, September 11-October 19, 2007.]

Okeke, Uche.
Drawings: UCHE OKEKE.
Mbari Publications, 1961.
24 pp., b&w illus. Tall 8vo, wraps.

GENERAL BOOKS AND GROUP EXHIBITIONS:

ADENAIKE, A. OMOTAYO.
The influence of uli art on contemporary Nsukka school painting (Part l).
1982.
In: Nigeria magazine (Lagos) 143: 38­52 (1982). Illus., bibliog. Discussion of uli art (traditional Igbo wall and body painting) on contemporary Nigerian art. Artists discussed include: Tayo Adenaike, Oseha Ajokpaezi, Chuka Amaefunah, Gbubemi Amas, El Anatsui, Chike Aniakor, Haig David-West, Ben Enwonwu, Agbo Folarin, Paul Igboanugo, Dele Jegede, Uzo Ndubisi, Bons Nwabiani, Demas Nwoko, Ray Obeta, Uche Okeke, Bruce Onobrakpeya, and Obiora Udechukwu. 4to, wraps.

ANIAKOR, CHIKE C.
Contemporary Nigerian artists and their traditions.
1980.
In: Black Art 4, no. 2 (1980):40­55; illus. in color and b&w. Artists discussed include: Demas Nwoko, Uche Okeke, Yemi Bisiri, Lamidi Fakeye, Yusuf Grillo, Bruce Onobrakpeya, Twins Seven-Seven, and Erhabor Emokpae. 4to, wraps.

ARADEON, SUSAN B.
Contemporary Nigerian Art, Tradition and National Identity.
1987.
In: Nigeria magazine (Lagos) 55, no. 1: 1-10, (January-March 1987). Illus., bibliog. Artists discussed include: Tayo Adenaike, Josy Ajiboye, Chuks Anyanwu, Jimoh Buraimoh, David Dale, Erhabor Emokpae, Akinola Lasekan, Uche Okeke, Bruce Onobrakpeya, Kolade Oshinowo, Twins Seven-Seven, Obiora Udechukwu, and Sina Yussuff. 4to, wraps.

ATLANTA (GA). Kubatana Gallery.
Seeds and Proverbs.
1999.
Two-person exhibition: Marcia Kure and Chika Okeke.

BEIER, ULLI.
Art in Nigeria, 1960.
Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1960.
24 pp., illus. Artists included: Yemi Bisiri, Ben Enwonwu, Lamidi Fakeye, Ovia Idah, Festus Idehen, Felix Idubor, Demas Nwoko, Uche Okeke.

BEIER, ULLI.
Contemporary Art in Africa.
London: Frederick A. Praeger, 1968.
173 pp, color and b&w illus. Collection of African artists working in Africa in the 1960s. Includes: Yemi Bisiri, Ovia Idah, Lamidi Fakeye, Ibrahim El Salahi, Skunder Boghossian, Demas Nwoko, Uche Okeke, Ben Enwonwu, Vincent Kofi, Valente Malangatana, Thomas Mukarobgwa, Twins Seven-Seven. [Review by E. Okechukwu Odita, Africa Report New York (January 1970):39-40; review by Frank Bowling, Arts Magazine, December 1968-1969.] 8vo (25 cm.)

BERLIN (Germany). Staatliche Kunsthalle.
Moderne Kunst aus Afrika.
June 24- August 12, 1979.
197 pp. exhib. cat., b&w and color illus. bibliog., biogs. Important early European exhibition of contemporary African art. Included: Ajaba Abdallah, Jacob Afolabi, Aloois Omari Amonde, Yemi Bisiri, Skunder Boghossian, Jimoh Buraimoh, Zuberi Chimwanda, Ibrahim el Salahi, Adebisi Fabunmi, Leonard Matsoso, Azaria Mbatha, Louis Mwaniki, Jinadu Oladepo, Ancent Soi, Albert Lubaki, Salih Mashamoun, Middle Art, John Muafangejo, Louis Mwaniki, Demas Nwoko, Rufus Ogundele, Uche Okeke, Bruce Onobrakpeya, Muraima Oyelami, Twins Seven Seven, Jak Katarikawe, Alphonse Kiabelua, Moké, Pilipili Mulongoya, Floribert Mwembia, Adeusi Mmatambwe, Simon Mpata, (Kiure) Francis Msangi, Hashim Mruta, Damian Msagula, Sam Ntiro, Ahmed Mohammed Shibrain, "Quadratmaker von Dar es Salaam," Kasper Henrik Tedo, Eduard Saidi Tingatinga, Tshyela Ntendu, Samba Wa Nbimba Nizinga, Samwel Wanjau, Tito Zungu, et al. 4to (31 cm.), wraps.

BLUE, CARROLL PARROTT (Dir., prod., writer).
Nigerian Art: Kindred Spirits (Film/Video).
Washington, DC: WETA, 1990.
Focuses on the transformation of old cultural values into new idioms. Narrated by Ruby Dee; writer Michael Olmert. Filmed in Nigeria and London. Artists include: El Anatsui, Sokari Douglas Camp, Nike Davies, Ben Enwonwu, Lamidi Fakeye, Taiwo Jegede, Uche Okeke, Bruce Onobrakpeya, and Obiora Udechukwu. A co-production of WETA-TV and the Smithsonian Institution in association with Blue Sky Productions. Part of Emmy-award winning Smithsonian World, Series Five, made for PBS-TV. [Honorable Mention, 1993 African American Women in the Arts Film and Video Competition. Chicago, August 27-28, 1993; Honorable Mention, Columbus International Film and Video Festival, Columbus, OH, 1990; Tyneside International Film Festival, Newcastle Upon Tyne, England, 1984; Bilbao International Film Festival, Bilbao, Spain, 1984.] VHS-NTSC. Sd., col. 58 min.

BOSAH, CHUKWUEMEKA and GEORGE EDOZIE.
A Celebration of Modern Nigerian Art: 101 Nigerian Artists.
New Albany (OH): Ben Bosah Books, 2010.
266 pp. Texts by E. Okechukwu Odita, Frank Ugiomah, Numero Unoma. Included: Yusuf Grillo, Bruce Onobrakpeya, Dele Jegede, Kolade Oshinowo, Abayomi Barber, Fred Achibong, Bimbo Samson Adenuga, Charles Akran, Raqib Bashorun, Olu Byron, Chidi Chukwu, Kanayo Ede, Nelson Edewor, Uche Edochie, Uzo Egonu, Erhabor Emokpae, Ben Enwonwu, Babalola Dare Lawson, Bunmi Lusaki, Alex Nwokolo, Gani Odutokun, Olu Oguibe, Uche Okeke, K.K.K Olojo, Chike Onuorah, Adolphus Opara, Millicent Osumua, Olusola Otori, Obiora Udechukwu, photographs by Emeka Obanor and Numero Unoma. 8vo (9.9 x 9 in.), wraps.

CROWDER, MICHAEL.
The contemporary Nigerian artist: his patrons, his audience and his critics.
1978.
In: Présence africaine (Paris) nos. 105/106 (1978): 130­145. Artists discussed include: Jimoh Buraimoh, Udo Ema, Ben Enwonwu, Yusuf Grillo, C. C. Ibeto, Demas Nwoko, Simon Okeke, Uche Okeke, Bruce Onobrakpeya, Muraina Oyelami, Twins Seven-Seven, and J. O. Ugoji.

DAKAR (Senegal). Biscuiterie de Medina.
III Festival Mondial des Arts Nègres: Modernités & Résistances - Aux Souffles du Monde/3rd World Festival of Black Arts and Cultures.
December 10-31, 2010.
Group exhibition. Curated by Florence Alexis. Included: Aicha Aidara, Nirveda Alleck, Owusu-Ankomah, Cheikhou Bâ, Nu Barreto, Bili Bidjocka, Jean-François Boclé, Vitshois Mwilambwe Bondo, Sokari Douglas Camp, Magdalena Campos-Pons, Diagne Chanel, Barbara Chase-Riboud, Albert Chong, Mansour Ciss, Soly Cissé, Francisco d'Almeida, Maksaens Denis, Viyé Diba, Luc Fosther Diop, Godfried Donkor, Ernest Duku, Edward Duval-Carrié, Melvin Edwards, Edoh El Loko, Ludovic Fadairo, Tchale Figueira, Florence Fofana, Meschac Gaba, Camara Gueye, Tapfuma Gutsa, Khaled Hafez, Braima Injai, Paulo Kapela, Souleymane Keita, Jems Koko Bi, Achilleka Komguem, Siriki Ky, Moshekwa Langa, Daniel Lind Ramos, Ndary Lô, El Loko, Yvette Mattern, Do Mesrine, Joel Mpah Dooh, Aimé Mpané, Zwelethu Mthethwa, Charles Mutanganwa, David Nal-Vad, Iba Ndiaye, Nike (Davies), Uche Okeke, Santiago Olazabal, Samuel Olou, Zak Ové, Alexis Peskine, Rodney Place, Barbara Prézeau, Gerard Quénum, Tony Ramos, Betye Saar, Berni Searle, Yinka Shonibare MBE, Mary Sibande, Julien Sinzogan, Amadou Sow, Barthélémy Toguo, Emeka Udemba, Abraão Vicente, Viteix, Carrie Mae Weems, Hank Willis-Thomas, William Wilson, Guy Wouété, Frantz Zéphirin, and Dominique Zinkpé.

EGONWA, OSA D.
African art: a contemporary source book.
Benin City: Osasu, 1994.
218 pp., illus., bibliog. Artists include: Aina Onabolu; Benedict Chuka Enwonwu; Demas Nwoko; Clary Nelson Cole; Ben Osawe; Solomon Wangboje; Uche Okeke; Jimo Bola Akolo; Skunder Boghossian; Papa Ibra Tall; El Anatsui; Obiora Udechukwu; Afewerk Tekle; Oshinowo Kolade; Gani Odutokun; Ben Ekanem; Valente Malangatana; Nicholas Mukomberanwa; Nsikak Essien; Olu Oguibe; Jimoh Buraimoh, Gregory Maloba, Sam Ntiro 8vo, wraps.

EISENHOFER, STEFAN, ed.
Kulte, Künstler, Könige in Afrika: Tradition und Moderne in Südnigeria.
Linz: Oberosterreichisches Landesmuseum, 1997.
Includes: Marcia Kure, Olu Oguibe, Uche Okeke, Obiora Udechukwu.

FALL, N'GONE and JEAN LOUP PIVIN, eds.
An Anthology of African Art: the Twentieth Century.
Paris: Revue Noire Editions and New York: DAP, 2002.
407 pp., 500 color plates, 51 b&w illus., bibliog., index. Contents: Postulates and Convictions / Jean Loup Pivin; Geographical and Cultural Areas / Elikia M'Bokolo; Territory of Forms / Etienne Feau; Ritual Practices in Movement / Etienne Feau; Neo-Christian Folk Art in Ethiopia / Richard Pankhurst; A City of Boundless Expressions / Jean Loup Pivin; Birth of the Colonial Cities / Elikia M'Bokolo; Neo-Traditional Sculpture in Nigeria / John Picton - Ibrahim Njoya; Master of Bamoun Drawing / Alexandra Loumpet-Galitzine; Representation and Advertising / Till Forster and Benetta Jules-Rosette; The "Souweres" / Marie-Helene Boisdur de Toffol; Coffins and Funeral Art / John Picton; Messenger Artists / Jean Loup Pivin; The Artist's Invention / Jean Loup Pivin; First Movements in the Belgian Congo / Jean-Luc Vellut and Sabine Cornelis; The 30s in Lagos, Nigeria / Sylvester Ogbechie; The Poto-Poto School, Congo / Joanna Grabski; The New Moderns of Ghana / Joseph Gazari Seini; The Oshogbo School, Nigeria / Sigrid Horsch-Albert; Modern Art at the Makerere University, Uganda / George Kyeyune; Two Schools in Zimbabwe / Yvone Vera; The Precursors of South Africa / Marylin Martin; The Daydream of a New Africa / Jean Loup Pivin; The Independence Movements: A Birth More Than a Rebirth / Elikia M'Bokolo; The First International Festival of Black Arts, Dakar, 1966 / Ousmane Sow Huchard; Cultural Policy in Senegal / Marie-Helene Boisdur de Toffol; The Black Caribbean School and the Vohou-Vohou Movement / Marie-Helene Boisdur de Toffol; Period of Structuring in Makerere, Uganda / George Kyeyune; Zaria Art Society and the Uli Movement, Nigeria / Sylvester Ogbechie; Continuity and Rupture in South Africa / Marylin Martin and Gavin Younge; Doubt Sets In ... / Jean Loup Pivin; A Chiaroscuro Look at 15 Years of Independence / Elikia M'Bokolo; Teaching the Arts and Academism / Joazinho Francisco Ayi d'Almeida; Burkina Faso: From Social Art to Private Initiatives / Blaise Patrix; Zaria, Nsukka and the Lagos, Nigeria Arts Festival / Sylvester Ogbechie; Upheaval in East Africa / George Kyeyune; Art Training in Kenya and Tanzania / Sunanda K. Sanyal; Ethiopia: The Fine Arts School and the Socialist Revolution / Konjit Seyoun; Kitsch and Political Manipulation in Angola / Adriano Mixingue; Painting and Liberation Movements in Mozambique / Thierry Payet; "Resistance Art" in South Africa / Sue Williamson; Tradition and the 20th Century / John Picton; The Illusion at Interbreeding / Joelle Busca; Art and Style / Simon Njami; Past-Apartheid South Africa / Marylin Martin; Migrations and Convergences / N'Gone Fall; A Chronology of African Art Events. Large 4to (33 cm.; 12.7 x 9.5 in.), cloth, d.j. First ed.

GRABSKI, JOANNA and CAROL MAGEE, eds.
African Art, Interviews, Narratives: Bodies of Knowledge at Work.
Bloomington: Indiana University Press, 2013.
206 pp., 12 b&w illus., appendix, index. Includes brief mention of dozens of artists interviewed by different authors or with whom various curators worked, but the interviews and other materials are not in this dry and rather disorgaized book. 55 artists are cross-referenced, but researchers will likely find no more than a name dropped in passing. 8vo (9.1 x 6.2 in.), cloth.

GUEZ, NICOLE.
L’art africain contemporain / Contemporary African art: guide.
Paris: Association dialogue entre les cultures: Diffusion, La Documentation francaise,1992.
xvii, 293 pp., illus. A phone book of artists listed by country with indication of medium and personal or gallery contact information. Approx. 300 artists in all, many not in this database.

IIKWUEMESI, C. KRYDZ, ed.
Triumph of a vision: An Anthology on Uche Okeke and Modern Art in Nigeria.
Lagos, Nigeria: Pendulum Art Gallery, 2003.
Texts on many artists in honor of Okeke by: Simon Otternberg, Ola Oloidi, Osa Egonwa, Kunle Fulani, Peter Ezeh, Jerry Buhari, Ernest Okoli, Krydz Ikwuemesi, Frank Uguiomoh, and several others.

IRELE, F. ABIOLA, BIODUN JEYIFO, et al, eds.
The Oxford Encyclopedia of African Thought.
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Includes individual entries on: Romare Bearden (pp.142-6) by Imani Roach, et al. The potentially important article on "Contemporary African Art" by Oluwaytoyin Adepoju is so short as to be almost pointless (undoubtedly a decision by the editors), and contains unique spellings of several artists' names and a two-book bibliography. The fine article with useful bibliography on the "Haitian Renaissance" by Jean Jonassaint is not particularly concerned with the visual arts, focusing instead on literature with the names of five early Haitian painters plus Basquiat suddenly tossed into the last sentence. "Black Arts Movement" and "Caribbean Arts Movement."

KENNEDY, JEAN.
New Currents, Ancient Rivers: Contemporary African Artists in a Generation of Change.
Washington, DC: Smithsonian, 1991.
204 pp., approx. 175 b&w illus., 18 color plates, notes, extensive bibliog., index. Important survey with new material. Includes nearly 150 artists of sub-Saharan Africa, primarily from Nigeria, Senegal, Ethiopia, Sudan, Cote d'Ivoire, Zimbabwe, Togo, and South Africa. Unique publication. Among those most active in the U.S.: Kwabena Ampofo-Anti, Chike Aniakor, Skunder Boghossian, Acha Debela, Wosene Kosrof, Nii Ahene La Mettle-Nunoo, Bruce Onobrakpeya. Jean Kennedy's text on Oshogbo art mentions Jacob Afolabi, Rufus Ogundele, Adebisi Fabunmi, Muraina Oyelami, Jimoh Buraimoh, Twins Seven-Seven, Samuel Ojo, Ademola Onibonokuta, Tijani Mayakiri, Isaac Ojo Fajana, Yinka Adeyemi, Jinadu Oladepo, Gift Orakpo, and Middle Art. Other artists include Nigerians: Sunday Jack Akpan, Ben Enwonwu, Erhabor Ogieva Emokpae, Lamidi Fakeye, Agbo Folarin, Yusuf Grillo, Ovia Idah, Festus Idehen, Simon Okeke, Uche Okeke, Obiora Udechukwu, Musa Yola, Akan Edet Anamukot, Yemi Bisiri, Buraimoh Gbadamosi, Saka, Sangodare Gbadegesin, Asiru Olatunde, El Loko of Togo, Oku Ampofo, Vincent Akwete Kofi and Christian Lattier (Côte d'Ivoire); Omar Al Shabu (Liberia); and Momodou Ceesay (Gambia); artists of Senegal: filmaker Ousmane Sembene, Mbor Faye, Alpha W. Diallo, Mafaly Sene, lba Ndaiye, Papa lbra Tall, Souleye Keita, Bacary Dieme, Ansoumana Diedhiou, Boubacar Coulibaly, Abdoulaye Ndaiye, lbou Diouf, Amadou Dede Ly, Cherif Thiam, Modou Niang, Amadou Seck, Badara Camara, Samba Balde, Daouda Diouck, Ousmane Faye, Mohamadou Mbaye, Amadou Ba, Boubacar Goudiaby, Bocar Diong, Diatta Seck, Amadou Wade Sarr, Mamadou Gaye. Artists of Ethiopia: Filmmaker Haile Gerima, Gebre Kristos Desta, Skunder Boghossian, Abdel-Rahmam M. Sheriff, Tewodros Tsige Markos, Zerihun Yetmgeta, Andela Haile Selassie, Acha Debela, Tesfaye Tessema, Wosene Kosrof, Falaka Armide, Seleshi Feseha, Alemayehou Gabremedhin, Elisabeth Atnafu. Artists of South Africa: Sidney Kurnalo, Louis Maqhubela, Julian Motau, Mslaba Dumile Geelboi Mgxaji Feni, Eric Mbatha, John Muafangejo, Winston Saoli, Cyprian Shilakoe, Lucas Sithole, Vumikosi Zulu, Tito Zungu. Artists of Sudan: Ahmed Shibrain, Amir Nour, Mohammad Khalil, Ibrahim El Salahi, Musa Khalifa, Mohamed Omer Bushara, Salih Abdou Mashamoun, and Mohammed Abdulla. 4to, cloth, d.j. First ed.

LAGOS (Nigeria). Goethe Institut.
Fragments and Songs: Paintings and Drawings.
April 8-29, 1995.
8 pp. pamphlet. Two-person exhibition: Marcia Kure and Chika Okeke. Folded sheet (23 cm.).

LAGOS (Nigeria). National Museum.
Homage to Asele.
May 23-31, 2003.
Group exhibition organized by Pendulum Art Gallery. Hommage to Uche Okeke on his 70th birthday by his students and their own students, and several other artists. Included (among others): Nigerian artists: Obiora Udechukwu, El Anatsui, Tayo Adenaike, Chris Echeta, Obiora Anidi, Chris Afuba, Ola Balogun, Jerry Buhari, Ndidi Dike, Kunle Filani, Tony Nfofor, Olisa Nwadiogbu, Ugochukwu Nzewi, Ato Arinze, Ini Brown, Emma Chukwu, Nneka Onwudinjo, Obiora Obieze, George Odoh, Onyema Offoedu-Okeke, Ndubisi Onah, Chijuoke Onuora, Dunem Osaji, Tony Umunna, Chinwe Uwatse, Tola Wewe, Heyman Ogbemi; South Africa's Mxolisi Dolla Sapeta and Ghana's Kofi Asemnyinah.

LIVERPOOL (UK). Tate Liverpool.
Afro Modern: Journeys through the Black Atlantic.
January 29-April 25, 2010.
208 pp. exhib. cat., 100 color and b&w illus., bibliog. Curated and text by Tanya Barson and Peter Gorschlüter. Scholarly texts include: Petrine Archer ("Negrophilia, diaspora, and moments of crisis"); Roberto Conduru ("Bridging the Atlantic and other gaps: artistic Connections between Brazil and Africa--and beyond"); Manthia Diawara and Edouard Glissant ("A conversation with E´douard Glissant aboard the Queen Mary II"); Courtney J. Martin ("They’ve all got painting : Frank Bowling’s modernity and the post-1960 Atlantic"); Kobena Mercer ("Cosmopolitan contact zones"); Huey Copeland; and "Post/Black/Atlantic: a conversation with Thelma Golden and Glenn Ligon." Over 140 works by more than sixty artists. [Traveled to: Centro Galego de Arte Contemporánea, Santiago de Compostela, Spain.] [Review: Jonathan Jones, "Afro-Modern at Tate Liverpool: Voyage of rediscovery," The Guardian, January 28, 2010.] 4to (26 x 22.4 cm.; 9.9 x 8.4 in.), wraps.

LONDON (UK). Whitechapel Art Gallery.
Seven Stories About Modern Art in Africa.
September 27-November 26, 1995.
319 pp., illus. in color and b&w. with a documentary section providing biogs., bibliog, and listing of art schools, collections, major movements and seminal exhibitions. Ed. Clementine Deliss; texts by Catherine Lampert, Clementine Deliss, Everlyn Nicodemus, Chika Okeke, El Hadji Sy, Salah M. Hassan, Kamala Ibrahim Ishaq, David Koloane, Wanjiku Nyachae. Includes painting, sculpture, and theatrical installations by over sixty artists: Tayo Adenaike, Naiyla Al-Tayib, Ayo Aina, El Anatsui, Elizabeth Atnafu, Godfrey Banadda, Skunder Boghossian, Jerry Buhari, Achamyeleh Debela, Gebre Kristos Desta, Rashid Diab, Ndidi Dike, Erhabor Emokpae, Ibrahim El Salahi, Ben Enwonwu, Meek Gichugu, Girmay Hiwet, Jacob Jari, Souleymane Keita, David Koloane, Wosene Kosrof, Ezrom Legae, Kagiso Pat Mautloa, Fabian Mpagi, Hassan Musa, Sam Nhlengethwa, Francis Nnaggenda, Amir Nour, Sam Ntiro, Gani Odutokun, Olu Oguibe, Chika Okeke, Uche Okeke, Bruce Onobrakpeya, Richard Onyango, Joel Oswaggo, Tayo Quaye, Issa Samb, Kefa Sempangi, Pilkington Sengendo, Muhammad Hamid Shaddad, Etale Sukuro, El Hadji Sy, Obiora Udechukwu, Sane Wadu, Zerihun Yetmgeta, Osman Waqialla, et al. [Traveled to: Malmo Konsthall, and The Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, NY.] 4to, cloth, d.j. First ed.

MAINZ (Germany). Mittelrheinischem Landesmuseum.
Neue Kunst in Afrika.
June, 1980.
145 pp., color and b&w illus. Curated and text by Ulli Beier, text by Wolfgang Bender, interview with Georgina Beier. Artists include: Adebisi Fabunmi, Twins Seven-Seven, Mbari Mbayo, Rufus Ogundele, Muraina Oyelami, Ibrahim el Salahi (Sudan), Valente Malangatana (Mozambique), Obiora Udechukwu, Demas Nwoko, Uche Okeke, and Middle Art. [Traveled to: Universitat Bayreuth; Galerie Perlinger, Wörgl, Austria.]

MUNICH (Germany). Museum Villa Stuck; Haus der Kulturen der Welt and P.S. 1 Contemporary Art Center, New York.
The Short Century: Independence and Liberation Movements in Africa 1945-1994.
February 10-May 5, 2001.
496 pp. exhib. cat., b&w and color illus., map. Ground-breaking exhibition curated by Okwui Enwezor; texts by co-curators Rory Bester, Lauri Firstenberg, Chika Okeke, Mark Nash. Approximately 50 artists. Includes: Georges Adéagbo, Oladélé Ajiboyé Bamgboyé, Skunder Boghossian, Frédéric Bruly Bouabré, Ernest Cole, Gebre Kristos Desta, Uzo Egonu, Ibrahim El Salahi, Erhabor Ogieva Emokpae, Touhami Ennadre, Ben Enwonwu, Dumile Feni, Samuel Fosso, Kamala Ishaq, Kaswende, Seydou Keita, Bodys Isek Kingelez, Sidney Kumalo, Tshibumba Kanda Matulu, Moshekwa Langa, Ernest Mancoba, Santu Mofokeng, Zwelethu Mthethwa, John Ndevasia Muafangejo, Thomas Mukarobgwa, Iba N'diaye, Malangatana Ngwenya, Amir Nour, Demas Nwoko, Uche Okeke, Antonio Olé, Ben Osawe, Ouattara, Ricardo Rangel, Gerard Sekoto, Twins Seven-Seven, Yinka Shonibare, Lucas Sithole. Pascale Marthine Tayou. (also traveled to Chicago and New York.) 4to, cloth, d.j. First ed

NEW YORK (NY). Skoto Gallery.
Drawings.
December 8, 2011-January 31, 2012.
Group exhibition. Included: José Bedia, Dudley Charles, Vladimir Cybil Charlier, Victor Ekpuk, Richard Hunt, Osaretin Ighile, Michael Marshall, Uche Okeke, Ibrahim El Salahi.

NEW YORK (NY). Skoto Gallery.
Group Show: Paintings, Mixed Media and Sculpture.
July 15-August 7, 2002.
Group exhibition. Included: Uche Okeke, et al.

NEW YORK (NY). Skoto Gallery.
Selections 2010.
June 26-July 31, 2010.
Group exhibition. Included: Olu Amoda, Vladimir Cybil Charlier, Kidist Hailu Degaffe, Diako, Sokey Edorh, Angele Etoundi Essamba, Paul Gardere, Bernard Guillot, Fathi Hassan, George Afedzi Hughes, Andre Juste, Osahenye Kainebi, Souleymane Keita, Khalid Kodi, Wosene Worke Kosrof, Aimé Mpane, Afi Nayo, Uche Okeke, Pefura, Ibrahim El Salahi, Tesfaye Tessema.

NEW YORK (NY). Skoto Gallery.
Summer Show 2011.
July 7-August 6, 2011.
Group exhibition. Included: Olu Amoda, Osi Audu, Diako, Ibrahim El Salahi, Romain Ganer. Fathi Hassan, Souleymane Keita, Mohammad Omer Khalil, Khalid Kodi, Wosene Worke Kosrof, Donald Locke, Aimé Mpane, Afi Nayo, Uche Okeke, Bruce Onobrakpeya, Mohamed-Saeed Omer, Pefura.

NEWARK (NJ). Newark Museum.
The Art of Translation: The Simon Ottenberg Gift of Modern and Contemporary Nigerian Art.
August, 2013-January 26, 2014.
Group exhibition. Included: Jacob Afolabi, Akinola Lasekan, Uche Okeke, Bruce Onobrakpeya, Obiora and Ada Udechukwu, E. Okechukwu Odita, Chinwe Uwatse, Olu Oguibe, Chika Okeke-Agulu and Marcia Kure, Twins Seven-Seven and others. [Review: Holland Cotter, "Nigeria in the Middle of Newark," NYT, August 15, 2013.]

NIMO (Nigeria). Asele Institute.
Four Contemporary African Artists.
1983.
Exhib. cat. Included: El Anatsui, Uche Okeke, Bruce Onobrakpeya, Okpu Eze. [Traveled to: Mintec Gallery, Port Harcourt, Nigeria.]

NIMO (Nigeria). Asele Institute.
Four Contemporary African Artists.
1983.
8 pp., illus. Group exhibition featuring El Anatsui (Ghana), Uche Okeke, Bruce Onobrakpeya, and Okpu Eze (Nigeria).

NSUKKA {Nigeria). Nsukka African Studies Gallery, University of Nigeria.
Ego Okeke, El Anatsui, Uche Okeke, Onyebuchi Okadigwe.
1975.
12 pp. brochure. Exhibition held at Mintec Galleries, Port Harcourt.

O'BRIEN, ELAINE, EVERLYN NICODEMUS, et al., eds.
Modern Art in Africa, Asia and Latin America: An Introduction to Global Modernisms.
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The section on Africa (ed. Everlyn Nicodemus) includes texts by Chika Okeke, Steven Sack, Elza Miles, Okwui Enwezor and Octavio Zaya, Michael D. Harris, Hassan Fathy, Nwachukwu Frank Ukadike, Frantz Fanon. Aimé Césaire, Uche Cheke, Jean Rouch and Ousmane Sembene; and Gerardo Mosquera on "Africa in the Art of Latin America."

OKEKE, UCHE.
History of Modern Nigerian Art.
1979.
In: Nigeria magazine (Lagos) 128/129 (1979). Illus. Artists mentioned include: predecessor Aina Onabolu; contemporary artists Jacob Afolabi, Ayo Ajayi, Jimoh Buraimoh, S. A. O. Chukueggu, Felix Ekeada, Afi Ekong, Ben Enwonwu, Lamidi Fakeye, Yusuf Grillo, C. C. Ibeto, Ovia Idah, Festus Idehen, Felix Idubor, Akinola Lasekan, Uzo Ndubisi, Ogbonnaya Nwagbara, Demas Nwoko, E. Okechukwu Odita, Eke Okaybulu, Aina Onabolu, Simon Okeke, Uche Okeke, Bruce Onobrakpeya, Gift Orakpo, Oseloka Osadebe, Twins Seven-Seven, Obiora Udechukwu, Inyang Udo-Ema, J. O. Ugoji, A. P. Umana, and S. Irein Wangboje.

OKEKE-AGULU, CHIKA.
Nationalism and the Rhetoric of Modernism in Nigeria: The Art of Uche Okeke and Demas Nwoko, 1960-1968.
2006.
In: African Arts, Vol. 39 [2006]:27-37, 92-93. Important article.

OKPEWHO, ISIDORE, CAROLE BOYCE DAVIES, Ali A. Mazrui, eds.
The African Diaspora: African origins and New World identities.
Bloomington: Indiana University Press, 1999.
xxviii, 566 pp., illus., index of names. Over 40 visual artists mentioned in passing; only Basquiat is singled out for detailed and extensive individual consideration by Andrea Frohne. Selected texts, each with individual notes and bibliographies, including: "Cultural reconfigurations in the African Caribbean" by Maureen Warner-Lewis; "Modernity, memory, Martinique" by Richard Price; "Images of Africa and the Haiti revolution in American and Brazilian abolitionism" by Celia M. Azevedo; "The centrality of margins: art, gender, and African American creativity" by Sally Price; "Horned ancestral masks, Shakespearean actor boys, and Scotch-inspired set girls: social relations in nineteenth-century Jamaican Jonkonnu" by Sandra L. Richards; "From folklore to literature: the route from roots in the African world" by Oyekan Owomoyela; "Blackness as a process of creolization: the Afro-Esmeraldian Décimas (Ecuador)" by Jean Rahier; "Islam and the black diaspora: the impact of Islamigration" by Ali A. Mazrui; "The concept of modernity in contemporary African art" by Nkiru Nzegwu; "Habits of attention: persistence of Lan Ginée in Haiti" by LeGrace Benson; "Representing Jean-Michel Basquiat" by Andrea Frohne; "Optic black: implied texts and the colors of photography" by Charles Martin; "Caribbean cinema, or cinema in the Caribbean?" by Keith Q. Warner. 8vo (24 cm.), cloth.

OTTENBERG, SIMON, ed.
Nigerian Artists and Nigerian Contemporary Art.
Washington, DC: Smithsonian National Museum of African Art; in association with University of Washington Press, 2002.
xvii, 308 pp., color and b&w illus. The proceedings of a two-day symposium at the National Museum of African Art held in October 1997 in conjunction with the exhibition The Poetics of Line: Seven Artists of the Nsukka Group. Simon Ottenberg, curator of the exhibition, organized the symposium and invited as speakers all of the seven artists plus art historians, critics, and other artists. The seven Nsukka artists are Uche Okeke, Obiora Udechukwu, El Anatsui, Tayo Adenaike, Chike Aniakor, Ada Udechukwu, and Olu Oguibe.

OTTENBERG, SIMON, ed.
The Nsukka Artists and Nigerian Contemporary Art.
Washington, DC: Smithsonian National Museum of African Art and Seattle: University of Washington Press, 2002.
Published as issue of Journal of Asian and African Studies. Texts by Norbert Aas, et al. Includes: Uzo Egonu, Ben Enwonwu, Rotimi Fani-Kayode, Marcia Kure, Olu Oguibe, Uche Okeke, Obiora Udechukwu, et al. See particularly Oguibe's article "Art in the Context of African, Third World, and Western Art;" and Sylvester Ogbechie's "Liminal Spaces: perceptions of Enwonwu's practice in modern Nigerian art."

PROBST, PETER.
Osogbo and the Art of Heritage: Monuments, Deities and Money.
Bloomington: Indiana University Press, 2011.
224 pp., 13 color, 27 b&w illus., 2 maps, notes, bibliog., index. Artists include: Adebisi Akanji, Jacob Afolabi, Jimoh Buraimoh, Lanre Buraimoh, Adebisi Fabunmi, Buraimoh Gbadamosi, Sangodare Gbadegesin, Tunde Kelani, Duro Ladipo, Tijani Mayakiri, Rufus Ogundele, Uche Okeke, Nike Davies Okundaye, Asiru Olatunde, Mikelle Smith Omari-Tunkara, Bruce Onobrakpeya, Chief Muraina Oyelami, and Twins Seven-Seven. 8vo (9 x 6 in.), cloth.

PUPPIN-LERCH, SABRINA.
Contemporary African Women Artists: Commentaries on Everyday Life in Art.
2007.
Thesis (Ph.D.), Union Institute & University, Montpelier, VT, 2007. The findings of this study were: (1) contemporary African women artists are considered second class artists and their work is still mostly ignored by art historians, curators, and scholars, (2) African women are caught between tradition and modernity, (3) education is a vital tool to improve women's position in African society, and (4) motherhood is still considered the central role of African women's lives. This is first a study about creativity as well as community and politics, and the spaces in which they meet in an increasingly globalized African art world. the African women artists examined are all engaged with their community and cultural subjectivities, and are discursively aligned with transnational themes and modes.

WASHINGTON (DC). National Museum of African Art, Smithsonian Institution.
New Traditions from Nigeria: Seven Artists of the Nsukka Group.
October 22, 1997-April 26, 1998.
302 pp. exhib. cat., illus., biogs. Text by Simon Ottenberg. 64 paintings, drawings, prints, wood sculptures and mixed-media works. Images are drawn from traditional Igbo life and culture, including tales, myths, spiritual figures, minstrels, dances, masquerades, and rituals and also engage in a dialogue about current social, political, and economic conditions in Nigeria. Artists included: Tayo Adenaike, El Anatsui, Chike Aniakor, Uche Okeke, Olu Oguibe, Ada Udechukwu, and Obiora Udechukwu. [Exhibition title "The Poetics of Line."] 4to (11.2 x 9.3 in.), cloth, d.j. First ed.