Meditations on Memory performance at Artisphere in Arlington, Virginia, 2012.  Pastel. Image courtesy of the artist. © Victor Ekpuk

Victor Ekpuk | Drawing Memories

The following information about this past Turchin Center exhibition is kept here for archival purposes only. This exhibition is not currently on display. View current and upcoming exhibitions.

Exhibition begins: 
Friday, April 5, 2013
Exhibition ends: 
Saturday, August 3, 2013
Mayer Gallery and Gallery B

Victor Ekpuk is an established Nigerian artist based in Washington, DC whose art responds to his cultural background, the realities of his homeland, and his experiences as a global artist.  “The central theme of my work is the exploration of the relationships, challenges and responses to changes that characterize the human condition.”

Victor Ekpuk will be holding a two-day drawing performance in the Turchin Center for the Visual Arts’ Mayer Gallery on April 3 and 4 from 10 a.m.- 4 p.m. with a break between 12:30-1:30 p.m. All visitors are welcome to stop by anytime during these hours to watch him in the gallery.

This exhibition is presented in dialog with Negotiation of the Secret Society Cloth, by Dr. Bentor.

hTo view installation images of this exhibition visit our Installation Album on Flickr.

About the Artist

Victor Ekpuk's art, which began as an exploration of nsibidi “traditional” graphics and writing systems in Nigeria, has evolved to embrace a wider spectrum of meaning that is rooted in African and global contemporary art discourses.

Guided by the aesthetic philosophy nsibidi, where sign systems are used to convey ideas, Ekpuk re-imagines graphic symbols from diverse cultures to form a personal style of mark making that results in the interplay of art and writing.

Ekpuk’s art reflects his experiences as a global artist.  “The subject matter of my work deals with the human condition explained through themes that are both universal and specific: family, gender, politics, culture and Identity” -Victor Ekpuk

Amsterdam Central by Victor Ekpuk 

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