Anthony Nsofor (B. 1973, Nigeria) studied Fine and applied Arts at the University of Nigeria, Nsukka–majoring in painting. As an artist with a 20-year studio practice, Nsofor has dedicated his work to documenting experiences as a Black African artist, journeying through various countries that are strongly biographical. Over the years, Nsofor has taken his practice from Lagos, (Nigeria), to Abidjan (Cote D’Ivoire) and USA. With these lengthy experiences, Nsofor’s work deals with themes of governance, migration, sexuality and the Nigerian condition, all which are communicated through the visual language of text, signs and symbols adopted from the Uli, Nsibidi and Adinkra traditions (Studied at Nsukka). With an intention to rewrite African ideologies through a global lens, Nsofor is able to fuse rich colour and patterns to invoke new meanings and delineates cultural ideas.
Solo Exhibitions include, So Far, Ikoyi, Lagos (2018); Autobiography and Beatitudes, Pan Atlantic University, Lagos (2012-2014)
Group Exhibitions include, Integration 4, Dak’Art OFF Group exhibition, Foundation Sonatel, Mermoz, Senegal (2018); SOGAL Art Auction, Lagos, (2018); SMO Contemporary Booth, ArtX Lagos, lagos (2017); Important Works in Collection of Professor Anya, Intercontinental Hotel, Lagos (2017); Temple Muse, Lagos, (2015);The Contemporaries, The Wheatbaker, Lagos,(2015); Anya Fulu Ugo exhibition, University of Nigeria, Nsukka (2015);Beyond Figuration, Omenka Gallery, Ben Enwonwu Foundation, Lagos (2009), A Glimpse into Nigerian Art, Cheikh Anta Diop Univ., Senegal (2006); Homage to Asele, the National Museum, Lagos (2003)