Chidi Kwubiri

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Chidi Kwubiri (* 1966 in Umuahia, Nigeria) is a Nigerian artist. He has been drawing and painting since his childhood in Umuahia, Southeastern Nigeria. At school, he devoted his time and energy to learning the basic principles of perspective, still life and figurative drawings.

1993 Chidi Kwubiri could participate as a guest student in the masterclass of Michael Buthe at the Kunstakademie Düsseldorf, shortly thereafter becoming a regular student and studying painting from 1994 to 2002 at the same arts academy in the masterclass of A. R. Penck.[1] Kwubiri lives and works with his family in Pulheim near Cologne. He had numerous individual and group exhibitions in Germany and other countries. He designed, among other things, the lenten veil of the German Catholic charity Misereor for 2017 and 2018.[2][3]


(s = solo exhibition)

2010 – "theme Africa", Phillips de Pury, New York/USA

2009/-10 – "whip not child", art project against violence on kids (initiator) in co-operation with Deutsche Gesellschaft für Technische Zusammenarbeit (GTZ) and Goethe Institute, Nigeria/Germany

2009 – OPERA Gallery, Paris, France

2008 – "reflection", Signature Gallery, Lagos, Nigeria (s)

– "Begegnung", WALZWERK Projekt IV, Pulheim, Germany

– "subculinaria", Cologne, Germany

– Millenia Fine Art, Orlando, Florida/USA

2007 – Goethe-Institute, Duesseldorf, Germany

– Neues Rathaus Hannover, Germany

– "zwei Schritte voraus" (two steps ahead), Berlin

– Deutsche Gesellschaft für Technische Zusammenarbeit (GTZ), Eschborn, Germany (also 2001)

2006 – World Market Center, Las Vegas, USA

– Association for Visual Arts [AVA], Cape Town, South Africa (s)

– Gallery ACHT P! PRAVATO, Bonn, Germany (s), (also in 1998)

– Gallery OTT, Düsseldorf, Germany (s),(also in 2003, 2002 and 1997)

2005 – "back to the roots", Goethe Institute Lagos, Nigeria (s)

– International Art Fair "Palm Beach Contemporary", Palm Beach, Florida, USA

– Kunsttage Rhein-Erft, Brauweiler Abbey, Germany (also in 2002 and 2001)

2004 – "The Internationals", Millenia Gallery, Orlando, Florida, USA

– Kunstverein Erftstadt, Altes Stadthaus Erftstadt-Lechenich, Germany (s)

– Collection National Museum Tivat, Montenegro

– "Second Independent International Biennial of Graphic in St. Petersburg", Russia

– "Holland Art Fair", The Hague, The Netherlands

2003 – international art fair "LINEART" (Gallery DE OPSTEKER), Ghent, Belgium

– "Far from the bush", GALLERY DE OPSTEKER, Amsterdam and Durgerdam, The Netherlands (s)

– "Artists from Germany", CHURCH STREET GALLERY, Orlando, Florida, USA

2001 – CHURCH STREET GALLERY, Orlando, Florida, USA (s)

– Landtag Nordrhein-Westfalen, Düsseldorf, Germany

2000 – outdoor sculpture project SKULPTURENMEILE STEINHAGEN, Steinhagen, Germany

– UNESCO Headquarters, Paris, France

1999 – Koelner Bank (two artists), Cologne, Germany (s)

– Jakobskirche (Church of St Jacob), European Art Capital 1999 WEIMAR, Germany

– Dr. Georg Haar Foundation, European Art Capital 1999 WEIMAR, Germany

1998 – project "ConverArt", BICC (Bonn International Center for Conversion)

– Westfälisches Landesmuseum Münster, Germany

– "art multiple", Düsseldorf, Germany

– GALLERY XENIOS, Frankfurt/Main, Germany (s)

1993 – Hedwig and Robert Samuel Foundation, Düsseldorf, Germany art sponsorship awards (selection)

2007 – ADLER-Award 2007, categorie fine art (1st prize)

1997 – Alpirsbacher Gallery "Das schoene neue Bild", Alpirsbach, Germany

1996 – "Art Collection" of Siemens AG in co-operation with Dresdner Bank AG and Rochus Club, Düsseldorf, Germany (1st prize)

– "Kö-Galerie", Düsseldorf, Germany

– art award "Stella Musical AG" to mark the premiere of the musical "Les Misérables", Duisburg, Germany (1st prize)


  1. ^ "MISEREOR-Hungertuch Künstler Chidi Kwubiri: Kunst ist mir angeboren" (in German). Misereor. 13 September 2016. Retrieved 25 March 2017. 
  2. ^ Dr. Claudia Kolletzki (2 November 2016). "I am, because you are. The MISEREOR Lenten Veil 2017/2018" (PDF). MISEREOR. Retrieved 25 March 2017. 
  3. ^ "MISEREOR Lenten Campaign. MISEREOR Lenten Veil 'I am, because you are' 2017/2018 (by Chidi Kwubiri)". Misereor. 

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