About Victor Ehikamenor
Ehikhamenor’s images always work as a proliferation of forms – of figures, shapes, and appearances. His canvasses are folded into deliberate forms, becoming personable objects on display. Ever the storyteller, regardless of how his works are rendered on the surface – by charcoal, acrylic, enamel, nail perforations, video installations – his intent is that these images portend an enchanted world inspired by everyday life both urban and rural, folktales, stories, histories real and imagined. Download CV.
As a writer, he has published numerous fiction and critical essays with academic journals, mainstream magazines, and newspapers around the world including the New York Times, BBC, CNN Online, Washington Post, Farafina, AGNI magazine, and others. Ehikhamenor was the creative director of the award-winning Next Newspapers in Lagos, where he also maintained the socio-political satiric column, Excuse Me! He has (re)designed many other newspapers like the Daily Times where he was the CEO and Editor-in-Chief.
In 2015, he started a peace initiative, INK NOT BLOOD, using art, writing, cartoons, and lectures to promote national peace in Nigeria. His book EXCUSE ME!, a satirical creative non-fiction view of life as a Nigerian both at home and abroad is a recommended text in two Nigerian universities.
He has also designed book covers for award-winning authors and organizations like The Caine Prize for Africa Fiction in London, Obsidian Literary Magazine, Akashic Publishers, NY, Chimamanda Adichie, Helon Habila, Chika Unigwe, Lola Shoneyin, and many others. In 2013, Ehikhamenor collaborated with the celebrated Nigerian fashion designer Ituen Basi to create the eclectic Ekemini collection which has been featured in Vogue Italia, Mercedes- Benz Fashion show and more.