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Ike' Ude' lives and works in New York.

Was born in Lagos, Nigeria. He is an artist, aesthete, writer, and publisher of New York based aRude magazine.
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, Havana, Cuba.

-"Double Lives", curated by Teresa Blanch, Textil Museum Barcelona, Spain.
-"Structure", curated by W. Rod Faulds, Southeast Museum of Photography Daytona Beach, FL.

-"Bathroom", curated by Wayne Koestenbaum, Thomas Healy Gallery New York, NY.

-2nd Johannesburg Biennale, curated by Okwui Enwezor, Johannesburg, South Africa.
-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",
curated 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.

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