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Biography

John Madu (born in 1983) is a Nigerian multi-disciplinary artist born in Lagos. With a B.sc in policy and strategic studies, John Madu has taught himself. Madu’s art has been featured in contemporary art exhibitions locally and internationally he has collaborated with international brands such as DIESEL and Bombay Sapphire.
 
 
SOLO EXHIBITIONS
 
2018 Identity Tones, by Bombay Sapphire, Lagos
2017 Only The Brave 1, Diesel Flagship Store, Victoria Island, Lagos
2016 An Obscure Fashion for Affection, Terra Kulture, Lagos
2015 Morphogenesis, Didi Museum, Lagos
 
 
SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS
 
2021 Summertime, with Yashua Klos, John Madu, Tomokazu Matsuyama, Godwin Champs Namuyimba, Brian Rochefort and Summer Wheat, Zidoun-Bossuyt Gallery, Luxembourg
2020 Tokyo Art Fair
         Shanghai Art Fair
2019 Seeing Sounds,Copeland Gallery, London (House of African Art)
         The Next Wave: The Power of Authenticity and Self-Validation, Hoxton Arches Gallery, London
2018 Identity Tones, One Artspace Gallery, Manhattan, New York
         Forestation, Didi Museum, Victoria Island Lagos
         Sao and the Muse, Saocafe, Lagos
2017 Artyrama, Artyrama Gallery, Victoria Island, Lagos
         Its Not Furniture, Omenka Gallery, Lagos
2016 Sunrise, Moor House, London
         Platform, ArtTwentyOne Gallery Victoria Island, Lagos
         Only The Brave 2, DIESEL Showroom. Lagos
2013 Indigenes, Hamilton Prokleen Centre, Ontario, Canada
2008 Art Expo Nigeria, Nkem Gallery, Lagos



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Summertime

Zidoun-Bossuyt Gallery is proud to present new works by Yashua Klos, John Madu, Tomokazu Matsuyama, Godwin Champs Namuyimba, Brian Rochefort and Summer Wheat. As the exploration of the outside world has recently been restricted, these works formulate a new investigation of memory and humanity. Displaying their works together represents an exciting opportunity to discover the theme of complexity of identity and appreciate their unique approach to the use of color and pattern. Their investigations into heritage, local and global culture resonate with todayÂ’s societal concerns and awards their juxtaposition a particularly compelling relevance.

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