Emeka Udemba is a prominent artist of color who creates mixed-media artworks that explore themes of identity, otherness, and social issues in an evolving global environment. His figurative pieces offer a space for speculation, free flow of ideas, discoveries, and transformation. Udemba's artistic process involves weaving together materials and fragments to create images that invite us to question and reimagine new landscapes of memory, history, the present, and the future. His works go beyond the geographies of hierarchy, power, conquest, and dominance, alluding to landscapes where we can celebrate humanity and our differences. Ultimately, Udemba's art is about visibility, empowerment, and solidarity.
Udemba is a highly accomplished artist, having exhibited in numerous solo and group shows around the world, including the Venice Biennale, Dak'Art Biennale, and Havana Biennale. His works are also part of several private and public collections, such as the National Museum of African Art in Washington D.C., and the Zeitz Museum of Contemporary Art Africa in Cape Town, South Africa.