Unyimeabasi Udoh is an artist and graphic designer.

London, UK.
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Education

School of the Art Institute of Chicago (SAIC), MFA in Visual Communication Design, 2019
New Artist Society Scholarship (2017-19)
Dean’s Scholarship (2017-19)

Columbia University, BA in Architecture, 2017
John Jay Scholar (2013-17)
 

Solo & Two-Person Exhibitions

2023
Royal Academy of Arts, London [Forthcoming]

2022
Wayfinding, LVL3, Chicago (Two-person)

2021
Title Case, Tiger Strikes Asteroid, Chicago

2020
The Classics, The Silver Room, Chicago
Excavating Memory, Chicago Artists Coalition, Chicago (Two-person)

2018
circle sayings / circles saying, The Blue Parrot, Chicago
This Ad, SITE Galleries Wabash Window, Chicago

Group Exhibitions

2022
Free + Open, Design Museum of Chicago, Chicago
**CURB ALERT**, Cosmos Carl, Online / Sudbury MA
Lifelinien, Scotty, Berlin
Diasporic Dysplasia, Bronx River Art Center, New York
I feel like a bootlegger's wife. Look!, Apparatus Projects, Chicago

2021
General Objects, Heaven Gallery, Chicago
RAISIN, 6018North, Chicago Architecture Biennial, Chicago
HAS BEEN, Prizer Arts and Letters, Austin
Newcity Breakout Artists, Chicago Artists Coalition, Chicago
A Tale of Today: Emerging Artists Fellowship Exhibition, Driehaus Museum, Chicago
Survey 2, Chicago Artists Coalition, Chicago
The We Series: Sleep, Elastic Arts, Chicago

2020
Exhibitionisms, Tiger Strikes Asteroid, Chicago
"At, For, By" at Artists Run Chicago 2.0, Hyde Park Art Center, Chicago
Open sheds used for what?, Chicago

2019
Post Millennium Tension, Porto Design Biennale, Porto PT
PolyPlay, ExTV, Chicago

2018
PolyPlay, ExTV, Chicago

 
Curatorial Projects

2019–2022
Art direction for Plates, an experimental journal of art and culture

2018
Dreams So Real, Joan Flasch Artists’ Book Collection, Chicago

 
Awards & Residencies

2022
Starr Fellowship, Royal Academy of Arts, London
Lunder Fellowship, Lunder Institute for American Art, Waterville ME

2021
Coney Family Fund Award Grantee, Chicago Artists Coalition, Chicago

2020
Black Artist Fund Grantee, New York
A Tale of Today: Emerging Artists Fellowship, Driehaus Museum, Chicago
HATCH Residency, Chicago Artists Coalition

2019
ACRE Residency, Steuben WI


Press & Publications

2022
“23. Rohan Ayinde and Unyimeabasi Udoh,” Correspondence Archive (October)
Valentine, Victoria L., “Latest News in Black Art,” Culture Type (May)

2021
Alamo-Costello, Chester, "Unyimeabasi Udoh – Medium-Agnostic in Image & Text," The COMP Magazine (November)
Cardoza, Kerry, “Art Top 5: October 2021,” Newcity (October)
Roach, Joan, “Artist of the Week: Unyimeabasi Udoh,” LVL3 (August)
“Top Five: July 1, 2021,” Glasstire (July)
Wilson, Leslie, “Interview with Unyimeabasi Udoh,” Smart Museum of Art (May)
Waxman, Lori, “60wrd/min COVID Edition: Is This Real?, Survey 2,” Newcity (April)
Singh, Pia, “Breakout Artists 2021: Chicago’s Next Generation of Image Makers,” Newcity (March)
Waxman, Lori, “60wrd/min COVID Edition: Excavating Memory, Melissa Stern, Alejandro Loureiro Lorenzo, Leviticus Shand,” Newcity (January)

2020
Roach, Amanda, “Review: Exhibitionisms Virtual Viewing Room A, First Impressions,” Sixty Inches from Center (December)
Nafziger, Christina, “Open Sheds Used for What?: An interview with Cecília & Marina Resende Santos,” Sixty Inches from Center (November)
Viral Ecologies, Issue No. 1 (September)

2019
Mackey, Susan, “In a (Black) Way // Three Chicago Artists Push the Limits of Blackness,” The Seen (July)

2018
“PolyPlay 2018: Interview with Unyimeabasi Udoh, a Twine Text-Based Game Designer,” ExTV (August)


Collections
Richard H. Driehaus Museum, Chicago
Joan Flasch Artists' Book Collection, Chicago



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