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Ikeorah Chisom Chi-FADA

(Lagos, Nigeria, 2000)


Ikeorah Chisom Chi-FADA currently lives and Owerri in Lagos, Nigeria. His journey as an artist began in his early childhood, as he grew up among creative peers – street boys who would draw and sell superhero comics for stipends which would be saved to buy art supplies. However, due to pressures from his parents and teachers, he gave up drawing and it wasn't until a traumatic event in which he nearly lost his sister to a fire that he found himself secretly drawing again “as a means of expressing his trauma and finding relief” as he would then, draw his sister as a superhero character with flames.


Ikeorah describes his artistic practice as an ‘evolving story’ that still holds pieces from his childhood as the symbolism of flames representing a deification of his subjects and their stories, is still present in his practice.

His works have been exhibited internationally in group presentations in New York, Stockholm, Ontario, Johannesburg, Urusha, Abidjan and Lagos amongst others. He has been featured in publications and was also featured in Snoop Dog’s ‘Invest in Black Artists’ campaign in November last year. His work has been acquired for collections such the Dean Collection, the Ditau Collection, the Harpers Museum and other private collections. 



Where Thou Art -  That - is Home, Osart Gallery, Milan, Italy 



When You Lose the Ground Under Your Feet, Will You Stay Here With Me?, Osart Gallery, Milan, Italy


Shout Plenty,  African Artists' Foundation in collaboration with Alliance Francaise curated by Azu Nwagbogu, Jana Terblanche and Princess Ayoola. August 17 - October 1, 2022.

The Storytellers By The Beachside, Dida Gallery. July 27 - August 20, 2022

Souls and Spirits, Voltz Clarke Gallery, New York curated by Paul Conliffe. April 6 – May 6, 2022

To Each, Her Own, Urban Zen, New York curated by Mashonda Tifrere. March 8 – April 18, 2022

Black Magic, Eclectica Contemporary, Cape Town, South Africa. February 3 – March 31, 2022 


Be of Good Courage, Oculus C1 Level, World Trade Center, New York. Curated by Mashonda Tifrere. December 9, 2021 – January 14, 2022.

FnB Johannesburg Art Fair Open City Exhibition: Everything was beautiful and nothing hurt curated by Jana Terblanche and Anelisa Mangcu. October 28 - November 13, 2021

motherSun idea*fund 2021 exhibition, Collision Gallery, Toronto, Ontario, Canada. September 8 - 10, 2021

Stop, Listen! CFHiIl, Stockholm, Sweden curated by Michael Elmenbeck, Michael Storakers and Anna-Karin Pusic. January 22 - February 12, 2021


Black Voices Friend of my Mind, Black Voices US Edition, curated by Destinee Ross-Suttons. Ross Suttons Gallery, New York. Dec. 19, 2020 - January 14, 2021 

Young Contemporaries Bootcamp Exhibition, Rele Gallery, Lagos. 

Aug. 28,2020


Acquire, Signature Galleries, Lagos.

Revisiting Pan Africanism, Kan Festival, Urusha, Tanzania

Resilience, Ministry of Arts and Culture, National Gallery of Arts, Enugu, Nigeria


Art In my City Festival, ICanDraw Africa in collaboration with British Council and House 33 Gallery, Abuja, Nigeria.

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