Approved: 06.03.2019

Chidera Ugada

Artist

Archived
Approved: 06.03.2019

Chidera is a Nigerian born artist and makes artwork incorporating mixed media in the field of painting and drawing. After completing his BA in Fine Art at Coventry University in 2015, Chidy embarked on a studio residency at The Pod, Coventry. He exhibited in their first Scratch the Surface exhibition in 2016 and a solo exhibition at the Pod later that year. He is currently a studio holder at Artspace, Coventry.

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  • Location: Coventry, West Midlands

Artist Statement

Chidera is a Nigerian born artist and makes artwork incorporating mixed media in the field of painting and drawing. After completing his BA in Fine Art at Coventry University in 2015, Chidy embarked on a studio residency at The Pod, Coventry. He exhibited in their first Scratch the Surface exhibition in 2016 and a solo exhibition at the Pod later that year. He is currently a studio holder at Artspace, Coventry.

A regular feature in his work is the distortion of images usually sourced from newspapers whilst on commute or photos taken on mobile phone. 

Most recently, Chidy has been testing techniques such as using texture contrasts, collage and engraving within painting to produce images that are more evocative. The objects of play on each piece are usually taken from different stories both real & imaginary, intertwining to create a new visual experience.  

CV & Education

Exhibitions
2017 Miss Behaviouralisms. The Pod, Coventry
2016 RE//FRAMED 1 & 2, Art Fair. The pod & CCCA shed, Coventry    
2016 End||Begin Exhibition. Scratch the Surface mental health arts festival. City Arcade, Coventry   
2015 Free Range Shows. Old Truman Brewery, London
2015 Creation Began With Boom La La Loom and Doom Goes Boom. Fine Art Degree Show, Coventry University
2015 Coventry University Drawing Prize. Lewis Gallery, Rugby & The Atkins Building, Hinckley 
2015 Concero. Drapers Bar, Coventry
2014 Salmagundi. White Friars Old Ale House & Drapers Bar, Coventry
 
Residences
2017 AA2A Residency at University of Bedfordshire
2016 Twelve-month Studio Residency at The Pod, Coventry

Education
2015 BA Fine Art & Illustration Coventry University, UK