Ebele Okoye


Ebele Okoye

The Nigerian painter and animator Ebele Okoye (born October 6, 1969, Onitsha, Nigeria) has been resident in Cologne, Germany, since the year 2000.

Okoye studied Fine and Applied Arts (Graphic design/Illustration)at the "Institute of Management and Technology Enugu" (Nígeria)from 1985 to 1989, On arriving Germany in 2000, she did a guest programme at the University of Cologne, which she promptly left to go register in Communication Design at the "University of Applied Sciences Duesseldorf." From 2003 to 2004, Okoye trained in traditional 2D Cartoon Animation at the "Internationale Filmschule Koeln".

Ebele Okoye is active in fine and media arts and constantly shows her works in both one-man and group Exhibitions.

Selected group exhibitions

* 1995 Mirrors of Society - National Museum, Lagos (Nigeria)
* 1996 Nigeria/China Co-operative exhibition, Lagos (Nigeria)
* 1996 Selected Nigerian artists as chosen by the National Gallery of Modern Art, Nigeria - South Korea
* 1997 Small-Small Things - National Museum, Lagos (Nigeria)
* 1998 The Rape of Nature - Brazilian Embassy, Lagos (Nigeria)
* 2000 Threshold of Peace - African First-ladies' Peace-Summit exhibition, Abuja (Nigeria)
* 2001 Women about Women - Goethe Institut, Lagos (Nigeria)
* 2003 Ipade Begegnung - Afroasian Institute Gallery Vienna, Austria. (Österreich)
* 2004 Globalia - Frauenmuseum (Women's Museum), Bonn

elected solo exhibitions

* 2003 Between Territories - Galerie Haus 23 Cottbus, Germany
* 2002 Nomadic Diaries (A travelling pictorial storytelling)- Munich, Cologne, Halle; Germany & Neulengbach, Austria
* 2001 Woman about Women - Cologne Germany
* 1999 New Culture - Didi Museum, Lagos Nigeria
* 1998 Selected Paintings and Portraits in Oil - Lagos. Nigeria.
* 1996 Realities - Didi Museum Lagos. Nigeria
* 1995 Storms of the Heart - National Museum, Lagos Nigeria

Filmography

* 2006 The Lunatic - 04.03 mins. 2D animation (director/animator
* 2004 Tag Attack - 05.00 mins. 2D animation. Ifs Cologne (co-director/animator)
* 2002 Once upon a dance - 04.00 mins. digital collage (director/animator)

External links

* Ebele Okoye's Works (http://www.redsands.de) (http://www.twenty-five-one.com)
* Earlier works (http://www.ijele.com/ijele/vol1.2/okoye/FrameSet.htm)


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