Courtesy of the artist and kó
kó is an art space based in Lagos, Nigeria, that is dedicated to promoting modern and contemporary art in Africa. kó organizes an international exhibition program with a focus on promoting artists from the West African region, the African continent and the global Diaspora. In Yoruba, kó translates as a verb “to gather” or “to build”. Our aim is to support the creativity of contemporary art in Africa by providing a platform to communicate, share and grow.
Born in 1995 in Lagos, Nigeria, Yadichinma Ukoha-Kalu is an experimental artist and graphic designer. She currently lives and works in Lagos. Yadi started
showing her work in 2015 in a group exhibition, titled “Woman in Bloom”, and over the past four years has featured in group and solo exhibitions in Lagos and
around the world.
Yadi works with a variety of media from painting, photography, sculpture, to film and digital media. Influenced broadly by a mix of artistic movements, Yadi uses research and documentation of everyday life to instruct her work, resulting in true exploratory experiences taking place in real and imagined spaces.