Abraham Onoriode Oghobase by Ricardo May 26, 2017 0

Abraham Onoriode Oghobase was born in Lagos, Nigeria in 1979. He studied at the Yaba College of Technology’s School of Art, Design and Printing in Lagos, majoring in photography. A quest for the purpose of existence has led Oghobase to a unique form of art as he explores issues relating to human emotions and identity against specific socio-economic backdrops, often using himself as material for his performance-based work. Recently, Oghobase has adapted the four-color separation printing technique to build hybrid compositions consisting of monochrome layers of images. Oghobase’s photography has been exhibited widely, including at the Palais des Beaux Arts (BOZAR), Brussels (2016), Victoria and Albert Museum, London (2014), KIASMA Museum of Contemporary Art, Helsinki (2011) and the 6th and 8th Bamako African Photography Biennial (2005 and 2009). He was longlisted for the 2013 edition of the AIMIA-AGO Photography Prize and was a finalist in 2014 for the prestigious Prix Pictet global award in photography and sustainability. Oghobase lives and works in Lagos, where he practices his art and contributes regularly to artistic forums, workshops, and festivals.