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Victor Ehikhamenor was born in Edo State, Nigeria; a place rich in folkloric tradition and materials. As a young boy, he was privileged to witness many festivals that were highly spiritual; which now form parts and pillars of his creativity.

With a BA in English & Literature and Master Of Science in Technology Management, Victor is an international award-winning writer, poet and photographer. He is a University Of Maryland, College Park, Creative Writing Fellow. Oracle Books published his first collection of poetry and drawings titled SORDID RITUALS in 2002. Part of this collection was translated to Dutch, which he performed at the MEP World Festival in Dan Hague, Netherlands in June 2003.

In October 2003, his short story THE SUPREME COMMAND won the Commonwealth Broadcasting Association award in London.

Victor has had numerous juried exhibitions, group shows and solo exhibitions, within and outside the country. UTOPIA gallery on 14t & U NW, Washington DC is currently exhibiting his works through February 19 th, 2006.

Victor works diversely with different materials and objects. He is continuously evolving which is very evident in his new body of works at this exhibition; " My past and present environments have continuous influence on my works. Growing up in a natural environment, which is deep in both African religion and Christian belief, has been a blessing to my creativity. I am straddled in two worlds and none can be suppressed nor denied…instead I let them merge harmoniously."

Victor currently lives in Beltsville, Maryland and also maintains a home in Nigeria.

Copyright © 2006 Victor Ehikhamenor