Dandelion Eghosa

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Born1994 (age 27–28)
Edo, Nigeria.
Occupation
  • Artist
  • Photographer

Dandelion Eghosa (born 1994)[1] is a Nigerian photographer, that uses photography to explore gender and sexual fluidity, and Its marginalisation.

Early Life

The Guardian identified Dandelion Eghosa as "a visual artist who employs photography as a means of documentation and story-telling."[2] Coming from Edo state, the Nigerian photographer was inspired into the world of photography by her father who was a portrait photographer". After She graduated from Ambrose Alli University where she studied languages in 2014.[2] Eghosa had to move to Lagos and undergone professional photography training in 2015 and attended the Rele Art Foundations programs, to specialize in photography. In 2018 she was among the 2018 Rele Art Foundation Young Contemporaries Alumni.[3][2] Egosa used her expertise of photography, writing, collage and film to explore stores of marginalized Nigerians, and issues relating to gender and sexuality.[1]

Career

Eghosa have perform exhibitions around the world. In 2020 she was feature in the London exhibition Say My Name organised by the famous, Ava DuVernay, a film maker to reflect on the Black diaspora in Europe and America.[4] Year before her latest exhibition, in 2019 Eghosa was feature in The fourth annual Affordable art auction organised by Arthouse Contemporary "Art Night Out"[5][6] Eghosa was featured among other artist by Young Contemporaries 2018, hosted by Rele Arts Foundation held at the Rele Gallery. Am initiative to promote Nigerian artist.[7]

Ahoèmon-egbé

The short written by Eghosa in 2018 I'm series in her first exhibition, "The Unspoken Rudiment", ‘’Ahoèmon-egbé’’ which means “love for one another” in Esan Language and using her home town, Ekpoma, as plot to conceptualised the meaning and views of love with older age women in Ekpoma as a means to implore if love is still love when you realize certain truths about a person.[8]

Selected Work

  • 2019 - Rele Gallery “Unspoken Rudiments” Debut Solo Exhibition, Lagos Nigeria.[9]
  • 2018- Rele Gallery “Young Contemporaries” Lagos Nigeria.[9]

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 Desmond, Vincent (8 June 2020). "#YNaijaNonBinary: These young Nigerians are challenging the trans and non-binary stereotypes". Ynaija. Retrieved 27 September 2020.
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 Ebuka, Christopher (16 January 2018). "Recap: Rele's Young Contemporaries 2018". The Guardian. Retrieved 27 September 2020.
  3. "BACK TO BASE - YOUNG CONTEMPORARIES ART WORKSHOP FOR STUDENTS". Goethe Institute. Retrieved 27 September 2020.
  4. Di Liscia, Valentina (7 September 2020). "Ava DuVernay Partners With Gallery for Exhibition Benefitting Law Enforcement Accountability Organization". Hyperallergic. Retrieved 27 September 2020.
  5. Sowole, Tajuden (17 February 2019). "To encourage 'new collectors', modern masters headline affordable art's night out". The Guardians. Retrieved 27 September 2020.
  6. "Affordable art auction opens Feb 23". The Nation. 13 February 2019. Retrieved 27 September 2020.
  7. Odu, Mazi (22 January 2018). "Young Contemporaries: Nigerian Millennial Artists Come of Age". Bella Naija. Retrieved 27 September 2020.
  8. "Interview with Dandelion Eghosa". The African Women Magazine. Retrieved 27 September 2020.
  9. 9.0 9.1 Arts, Literary Review (31 July 2020). "How Nsibidi, Adinkra inspired me —Ameh Egwuh". The Sun. Retrieved 27 September 2020.

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