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Nengi Omuku (born 1987, Nigeria) lives and works in Lagos, Nigeria. She received her BA (2010) and MA (2012) from the Slade School of Art, University College London. Omuku is currently included Exchanges, a collection presentation at the Whitworth, Manchester (until 24 November) and her work featured in Soulscapes at Dulwich Picture Gallery, London (2023 to 2024).

In 2022, Pippy Houldsworth Gallery, London, presented Parables of Joy, the artist’s first solo exhibition with the gallery. Other recent exhibitions include The Dance of People and the Natural World, the artist’s first institutional solo exhibition at Hastings Contemporary (2023); Aso Oke: Prestige Cloth from Nigeria, Saint Louis Art Museum, MO (2023 to 2024); As Water Never Touched, Kirstin Hjellegjerde, West Palm Beach, FL, (2023); Free The Wind, The Spirit, and The Sun, Stephen Friedman Gallery, London (2023);  Rites of Passage, curated by Péjú Oshin, Gagosian, London (2023); Bangkok Art Biennale (2022 to 2023); Dissolving Realms, curated by Katy Hessel, Kasmin Gallery, New York (2022); and What Lies Beneath: Women, Politics, Textile,  The Women’s Art Collection, Murray Edwards College, University of Cambridge (2022). Collections include Baltimore Museum of Art, Maryland; Whitworth, Manchester; Women’s Art Collection, Murray Edwards College, Cambridge; and the Institute of Contemporary Art, Miami, Florida.

Omuku is represented by Pippy Houldsworth, London, Kristin Hjellegjerde, London, and The Kasmin Gallery, New York.  

a mono logo for Pippy Houldsworth Gallery consisting of the words Pippy Houldsworth Gallery in black, capital letters against a white background.
A painting of figures in a field with flowers.
Nengi Omuku Quorum, 2022. Oil on sanyan. 132 x 212.5 cm, 52 x 83 5/8 in (PH10351)
Courtesy the artist and Pippy Houldsworth Gallery, London. © Nengi Omuku. Photography by Mark Blower.

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