Overview

(b. 1988) in Maryland, USA

Lives and works in Athens, Greece

 

Chioma Ebinama is a Nigerian-American artist interested in how animism, mythology, and precolonial philosophies present a space to articulate a vision of freedom outside of Western social and political paradigms. Her practice is centered around work on paper, yet in her travels she has collaborated with local artists to make sculptures and wearable art. She has lectured and exhibited internationally, most recently at Fortnight Institute, NYC, 303 Gallery, NYC, The Breeder Gallery, Athens, Greece, 1-54 London, Dakar Biennale, and Art X Lagos. 

 

Fortnight Institute represents Chioma Ebinama in collaboration with Catinca Tabacaru Gallery

Works
Biography

Chioma Ebinama (b. 1988 in Maryland, USA)

Lives and works in Athens, Greece

 

Education

2016: MFA Illustration as Visual Essay, School of Visual Arts, New York, NY

2010: BFA Sociology, Boston College, Chestnut Hill, MA

 

Museum & Biennial Exhibitions

2020: Never Done: 100 Years of Women in Politics and Beyond, The Frances Young Tang Teaching Museum and Art Gallery at Skidmore College, Saratoga Springs, NY

2018: In a Silent Way, co-curated by Bisi Silva and Stephanie Baptist, Dak'Art Biennale Off-Site, Dakar, Senegal, 

 

Solo Exhibitions

2021: Forthcoming: Maureen Paley, London

2020: Leave the thorns and take the rose, The Breeder Gallery, Athens, Greece

2020: Now I only believe in...Love, Fortnight Institute, NY

2019: Mammywater, curated by Diego Anay, BAF Gallery, Brooklyn, NY

2019: Anunu: Notes on the Divine Feminine, curated by Zina Saro Wiwa, Boy's Quarters Project Space, Port Harcourt, Nigeria

2018: Gods of the Wilderness, curated by Bubu Ogisi, IAMISIGO Showroom, Lagos, Nigeria

2018: Penumbras, curated by Raphael Guilbert, Catinca Tabacaru Gallery, New York, NY

2018: Ritual For A New Direction, curated by Raphael Guilbert, SPRING/BREAK Art Fair, New York, NY

 

SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2020: Alien Landscape, 303 Gallery, New York, NY 

2020: Ambra Nera, curated by George Vamvakidis and Sathis Panagoulis, The Breeder Gallery, Athens, Greece

2019: Crossing the Sands, curated by Veronica Flom and Camilo Godoy, West Harlem Art Fund, Governor's Island, New York, NY

2019: Interior Landscapes, curated by Natasha Becker, Paola Gallio, Yulia Topichy, Assembly Room, New York, NY

 

Residencies

2019: Pocoapoco A.IR., Oaxaca, Mexico

2019: Studio 401 New York A.I.R., Brooklyn, NY

2019: SVA Chelsea Gallery, New York, NY

2018: 16 by 16 A.I.R., Lagos, Nigeria

2018: Canal Street Market Residency, New York, NY

 

Workshops / Talks

2020: Wide Rainbow, Drawing with water and meditative labor, art workshop with Woman's Prison Association, presented by: Maia Ruth Lee, New York, NY

2019: Arts in Parts, Mamiwata around the world, craftworkshop, 

presented by: Diwa Tamrong, Rockaway Beach, NY

2019: Wellington Management Meet the Artist Series, presented by: Karen Pfefferle Boston, MA

2019: Nomadique Artist Dinner Series, Artist Talk, presented by: Sasha Arutyonova, Brooklyn, NY

2017: Women Who Draw: Short Talks at Society of Illustrators, On Art and Survivalism, presented by: Julia Rothman, New York, NY

 

Awards

2016: Silver Medal, 3X3 Magazine International Illustration

2016: SVA Alumni Illustration Award

2016: Joan Coyne Illustration Award

2015: Joan Coyne Illustration Award

2014: Joan Coyne Illustration Award

2014: AKA Broadway Scholarship (Runner Up)

2014: Communication Arts Student Showcase

 

Collections

ILHAM Foundation, Kuala Kumpur, Malasiya

Tschabalala Self, New York

Take Two Interactive, New York

Tiroche DeLeon Collection, Tel Aviv, Israel

Wellington Management Collection, Boston, MA

Press
Exhibitions
Bibliography

Hernandez, Jasmin, In Conversation with Chioma Ebinama: Dreamy Watercolors that Reinforce Love After the Pain, May 2020 | Link

Selvin, Claire, In Seventh Edition, Spring/Break, Strange as Ever, Responds to World's Tense Cultural Climate, Mar. 6, 2018, ARTNews. online.

Harriman, Kat, Snowed Under: Armory Week 2018, Mar. 16, 2018, Ocula. online.

Gomez, Lauren Pellarano, Spring Break Forever: In conversation with Chioma Ebinama