Nneka Iwunna

Nneka Iwunna

Medium: Photography
Project Participated in: 2012 Benin Bienniale

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Bio:

Nneka Iwunna is a Photographer, hails from Imo state in Eastern Nigeria and studied at the Yaba College of Technology School of Art, Design and Printing, Lagos, Nigeria, majoring in Graphic Design. She initially took interest in photography when she was a student and participated in a photography cultural exchange in 2008/2009; ‘Paris – Lagos Photo Exchange Project’ between students from École Nationale Supérieure des Beaux-Arts, Paris, France and Yaba College of Technology, Lagos. In 2012, she participated in a similar photography cultural exchange ‘Crossing Compasses’, between Yaba College of Technology, Lagos, Nigeria and Neue Schule fur fotographie, Berlin, Germany. Her work is inspired by people, environment and socio-political issues. Her style of photography mingles between street, dance, conceptual and documentary photography. She also takes special interest in photographing dancers, freezing the moment of dance, capturing the beauty of the human body and its movement. Her works has been exhibited locally and internationally: ‘The Paris – Lagos photo exchange’ project, at the Alliance Francaise, Lagos, 2008; ‘Crossing Compasses’, at The Goethe Institute, Lagos, 2012; ‘Crossing Compasses’, at The Neue Schule fur fotographie gallery, Berlin, Germany, 2012. She also engages herself as a Graphic designer and dancer.

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EDUCATION 2007 – 2009 HND in Graphics Design, December 2009, Yaba College of Technology, Lagos, Nigeria. Major studies in Graphics design, Photography, Printmaking, Life and Outdoor drawing. 2004 – 2006 OND in General Art, Yaba College of Technology,  Lagos, Nigeria. Minor studies in Painting, Ceramics, Textile, Art History, Sculpture, Life and Outdoor drawing.

WORKSHOP March, June, September 2013

The Nlele Institute – African Centre for Photography: A photo workshop on Photo techniques. 2012

Lagos – Berlin Photo Exchange ‘Crossing Compasses’:  A 2-week photo exchange workshop between Neue Schule für Fotografie, Berlin, Germany. and Yaba College of Technology Lagos, Nigeria. 2008 – 2009

Lagos – Paris Photo Exchange Programme: A 2-week photo exchange workshop between Ecole Nationale des Beaux Arts, Paris, France and Yaba College of Technology Lagos, Nigeria.

GROUP EXHIBITIONS

  • November 2012, ‘Crossing Compasses’, Neue Schule für Fotografie, Berlin, Germany.
  • November 2012, ‘Crossing Compasses’, Goethe Institute, Lagos, Nigeria.
  • 2009, ‘Religion & Society’, St. Dominic’s Catholic Church, Lagos, Nigeria.
  • 2008, ‘Lagos – Paris Photo Exchange’, Alliance Française, Lagos, Nigeria.
  • 2008, ‘The Key to the Journey’, Gallery of the School of Art, Yaba College of Technology.

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