BIOGRAPHY

 
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Ken Nwadiogbu (b. 1994), popularly known as KenArt, is a Nigerian born Multidisciplinary Artist and the Pioneer of Contemporealism- a fusion that is primarily centered around Hyper-Realism and Contemporary art.

Nwadiogbu believes that the society speaks- This voice inspires his art, which evaluates, interrogates and challenges socio-political structures and issues within the society. In his reply to this society, he is able to inspire one or two people to also re-valuate their socio-political structures as we know it. The desire to change his society and the way people think is what drives him to create art every day. Gender equality, African cultures, and Black power are a few aspects of his current research and artistic practice. 

Nwadiogbu was born in Lagos, Nigeria and holds a B.Sc in Civil and Environmental Engineering from the University of Lagos, Nigeria. His art career started in the university, and with no formal training, has pushed him to become one of the most interesting young contemporary artists from Nigeria, creating works that question life- calling out some of the problems and becoming very grounded in human consciousness..

Nwadiogbu has been featured in lots of local and international group exhibitions and fairs, including the Insanity Exhibition with Omenka Gallery, in Lagos, Nigeria; Art X Lagos with Artyrama Gallery, Lagos, Nigeria; Moniker Art Fair with Creative Debuts, in Brooklyn, NYC; the Anti-Trump show organised in UK; the Afriuture Exhibition with Ramati Art Africa in association with Commonwealth Africa Summit, in Toronto, Canada; amongst many others. He has been televised and publicized on different platforms like CNN, BBC, WIRED Magazine, Candid Magazine, local and international newspapers, and more as well as inspiring and encouraging young creatives through public speaking appearances like TEDx. He founded the fast-growing creative companies; Artland Contemporary Limited and KINGS Management, and co-founded Artists Connect NG, the largest Nigerian artist gathering that takes place at Lekki Leisure Lake, in Lagos, Nigeria.

To Nwadiogbu, Art is indeed timeless, it is his solace and hiding place, a safe haven he has found to be devoid of restrictions, boxes and boundaries.