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