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Tyburn Gallery

Booth 11

London, UK

Victor Ehikhamenor
Nigeria, 1970

Viktor Ehikhamenor, I am Ogiso, the King from Heaven, 2017, Rosary Beads on lace textile, 262 x 177 x 10 cm
Courtest of Tyburn Gallery

Viktor Ehikhamenor is a multi-faceted artist whose practice encompasses painting, drawing, photography, sculpture and installation, as well as unique perforated works on paper. Hailing from a small village in Edo State, the historic seat of the Benin Empire, he draws inspiration from the dual aesthetic and spiritual traditions which infused his upbringing, using imagery and symbolism from both Edo traditional religion and Catholicism. His signature patterning is a frenetic mélange of gestural abstraction and stylised forms, revealing faces, objects and writing systems. This patterning is used in everything from paintings to photographs to immersive installations, producing a hypnotic experience, a sense of both meditative repetition and an ongoing narrative being told.

He has received numerous awards, as well as fellowships from organisations such as the Rockefeller Foundation (USA, 2016), the Nirox Foundation (South Africa, 2016) and the Norman Mailer Centre (USA, 2014).

In 2017, Ehikhamenor was one of four artists chosen to exhibit as part of the first Nigerian Pavilion at the 57th Venice Biennale. His work has also been included in numerous group exhibitions and other biennales, including the 5th Mediations Biennale in Poznan, Poland (2016), the 12th Dak’art Biennale in Dakar, Senegal (2016), Biennale Jogja XIII, Indonesia (2015), as well as being shown at the 56th Venice Biennale as part of the German Pavilion (2015).

Tyburn Gallery is dedicated to international contemporary art working with established artists and younger talents from a global range of evolving art scenes. Exhibitions have included installations, sculpture, photography and painting of artists who have been included in important museum shows.


Victor Ehikhamenor


Mónica de Miranda
Victor Ehikhamenor
Kudzanai-Violet Hwami
Taiye Idahor
Admire Kamudzengerere
Mouna Karray
Wallen Mapondera
Michele Mathison
Lady Skollie
Moffat Takadiwa


Emma Menell, Director
Alessandra Olivi, Director

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