and works in New York.
in Lagos, Nigeria. He
is an artist, aesthete, writer, and publisher of New York based aRude
After studing in Nigeria and United States, Ude' started his artistic
career, first as a painter, in the late 1980s. In the early 1990s, he
began using photography to explore and deconstruct issues of representation
and identity. His ongoing research has broadened the scope of his inquiry
beyond the conventional parameters of photography to engage forms of
mass comunication, including magazines, video, film, and television.
-MC Magma, "Beyond Decorum". Photography and installation.
Text by Olu Oguibe. Milan, Italy.
-MAK, Vienna, Austria.
-Institute of Contemporary Art, curated by Mark Bessire and Laurie Firstenberg,
Maine College of Art Portland, ME.
-Analix Forever, Geneva, Swisse.
-Fifty One Gallery, Antwerp, Belgium.
-Marcus Derschler, Berlin, Germany.
-Gallery 101 Ottawa, "Subject to Representation", curated
by Kevin Gibbs, Ontario, Canada.
-Wessel O'Connor Gallery, "Celluloid Frames", New York, NY.
-"Looking For Mr. Fluxus: In The Footsteps of George Maciunas",
Art In General, New York.
-"Biennale Tirana", curated by Giancarlo Politi, Tirana, Albania.
-"Seventh Havana Biennal", curated by Magda Ilena Gonzalez-More,
-"Double Lives", curated by Teresa Blanch, Textil Museum Barcelona,
-"Structure", curated by W. Rod Faulds, Southeast Museum of
Photography Daytona Beach, FL.
curated by Wayne Koestenbaum, Thomas Healy Gallery New York, NY.
-2nd Johannesburg Biennale, curated by Okwui Enwezor, Johannesburg,
-20th Anniversary Benefit Auction, curated by Dan Cameron, The New Museum
of Contemporary Art New York, NY.
-"In/sight: African Photographers, 1940-present", Solomon
R. Guggenheim Museum New York, NY.
-"What I Did On My Summer Vacation", curated by Paul Ha, White
Columns, New York, NY.
-"Inclusion/exclusion", curated by Peter Weibel, Steirischer
Herbit 96, Graz, Austria.
-"Hotter Than July", curated by Steve Henry, Margo Leavin
Gallery Los Angeles, CA.
-"Interzone", curated by Octavio Zaya and Anders Michelson,
Copenhagen Kunstverein and Uppsala Konstmuseum, Copenhagen, Sweden.
-"Po-Mo-Funk: Urban Expressions Beyond Post-Modern Theory",
by Sean Gibbons, Miami Beach, FL.
-"Modern Life", curated by Okwui Enwezor, Aijira Center for
Contemporary Art, Newark Museum, Newark,NJ.
-"Narcissistic Disturbance", curated by Michael Cohen, Otis
Gallery Los Angeles, CA.
-"Let the Artist Live!", Exit Art, New York, NY.