The Wheatbaker Art Collection

Robosity Of A Culture, 1991, Marble, Concrete and Metal, 30 cm

“Rich cultural values are the banner of any system. They are indeed the fortress that can renew society in the face of challenge and failure.”

Obiora Anidi
Obiora Anidi

Obiora Anidi

Obiora Anidi (born 1957) is Chief Lecturer at the Fine and Applied Art Department, Enugu State College of Education. He graduated with a Higher National Diploma in Fine and Applied Arts & Sculpture from the Institute of Management & Technology (IMT) in 1982. He also holds Master’s and Doctorate degrees in Educational Technology from the University of Nigeria, Nsukka and
Enugu State University of Technology, respectively. A celebrated sculptor from the Uli tradition and one of the founding members of the famous AKA Circle of Exhibiting Artists, Anidi has taken
part in many local and international art exhibitions in Nigeria, USA, Jamaica, Germany, and Italy. Anidi’s powerful sculptures are recognized and prized in the Nigerian contemporary art tradition; “their lucid, figurative and abstract formal language tends to blend with their ambiguous titles to make the viewer understand the physical experiences that he has translated into sculptural expressions” according to Dr. Eva Obodo of the University of Nigeria Nsukka’s Fine & Applied Arts Department