Obinna Makata works in sculpture, drawing, and mixed media as he explores shifting
cultural values in contemporary Nigerian society. Makata graduated from the University
of Nigeria, Nsukka in 2007, majoring in sculpture. His first solo exhibition, Metahistories,
was held at the African Artists’ Foundation in Lagos in 2012. Recent group exhibitions
include Blank Canvas at Art Twenty One (Lagos, 2013), Mediations: Recent Works on
Paper at Galerie 23 (Amsterdam, 2013), and Nigeria Now: Emerging Trends of
Contemporary Art in Nigeria at Art Africa Miami (Miami, 2012). Makata undertook a
year-long residency at the African Artists’ Foundation in Lagos, Nigeria in 2013. Makata
lives and works in Lagos.