Discipline: Visual Art – installation

Victoria-Idongesit Udondian

Discipline: Visual Art – installation
Region: Brooklyn, NY
MacDowell Fellowships: 2019

Victoria-Idongesit Udondian’s work is driven by her interest in textiles and the potential for clothing to shape identity, informed by the histories and tacit meanings embedded in everyday materials. She engages with repurposed materials to investigate how fundamental changes in a fabric can affect one’s perception of identity. While at MacDowell, she will be developing a new project, “After the last supper,” which questions Afro-Sino relations in relationship to Africa's colonial past. Udondian’s works have been exhibited internationally in Lagos, Venice, New York, and the United Kingdom including at The Inaugural Nigerian Pavilion at the 56th Venice Biennial-An Excerpt; Fisher Landau Centre for the Arts, New York; The Children’s Museum of Manhattan, New York; National Museum, Lagos/ Lokaja; Whitworth Gallery in Manchester,a nd others. Some of her artist residencies include, Instituto Sacatar, Bahia, Brazil; MASS MoCA, North Adams, MA; Fine Arts Work Centre (FAWC), Provincetown; USA; Fondazione di Venezia, Venice, Italy: and Bag Factory Studios, Johannesburg, South Africa. Udondian received an M.F.A. in sculpture and new genres from Columbia University, attended Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculptur, and has a B.A. in painting from the University of Uyo, Nigeria. Udondian recently won the Pollock Krasner grant and was also working on a commissioned project for South London Gallery, London.



Victoria-Idongesit Udondian worked in the Adams studio.

Given to the MacDowell Association by Margaret Adams of Chicago, the half-timbered, stuccoed Adams Studio was designed by MacDowell Fellow and architect F. Tolles Chamberlin ca. 1914. Chamberlin was primarily a painter, but also provided designs for the Lodge and an early renovation of the main hall. The studio’s structural integrity was restored during a thorough renovation in…

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