Kainebi Osahenye b. 1964 in Agbor, Delta state, Nigeria. He studied at the Auchi polytechnic, Auchi and Yaba college of technology, Lagos, majoring in painting in 1989. In 2012, he received a masters of fine arts (MFA) from Goldsmiths, University of London, London, UK.
Osahenye works across a variety of mediums which includes painting, sculpture, installation, drawing and collage. He has used assortment of basic materials to address issues about life, spirituality, consumerism, identity and the environment.
Osahenye has had residencies at the school of visual arts in New York and Vermont studio center, Vermont, USA.
He has participated in several exhibitions including All is Not Lost, National Museum, Lagos, 2021; Escapism, Art Pantheon, Lagos, 2021; 1.54 Art Fair, London, 2018; ArtXLagos 2016, 2017, 2019; Biennale Jogja, Indonesia, 2015; Art 14, London, 2014; Shifting Currents, National Museum, Lagos, 2014; Afropolis; Rautenstrauch-Joest Museum, Cologne, Iwalewahaus,Bayreuth, Germany, 2010; Dak’Art (Off), Dakar, Senegal, 2010; Trash-ing, CCA Lagos, 2009.
Osahenye was included in Okwui Enwezor and Chika Okeke- Agulu’s Contemporary African Art since 1980 and Phaidon’s Art Cities of the Future: 21st Century Avant-Gardes.