"I am interested in rediscovering material and process using both deconstructive and
reconstructive mechanisms to engage with my experience of environments and the objects/subjects contained in it. These processes and material often crossing into each other, birth a new hybrid which is not an end in itself, but new ways of seeing, a tool and a process."
- Yadichinma Ukoha-Kalu
Yadichinma Ukoha-Kalu's first solo exhibition, BIG 60, Crossing borders, took place at A Whitespace Creative Agency in Lagos in 2013. In 2017, Stevenson Cape Town presented A painting today, her maiden group show in South Africa.
Group exhibitions include Artyrama Pop Up Show in Lagos (2017); Prizm Art Fair, Miami (2017); Intense Art Magazine Launch at Alara Lagos (2017); Art X Lagos, Stevenson Gallery booth (2017); Mckinsey meets Art, Mckinsey Lagos (2017); Opening Shadows at WAFFLESNCREAM Lagos (2017); EHN, Art X Lagos (2016); Philosopher’s Muse, Lagos (2016); The Young Contemporaries at Rele Gallery in Lagos (2016), and Woman In Bloom, Freedom Park Lagos in 2015. Yadi was nominated for the Orisha Prize, Gallerie Appartment, Paris (2017) and the Swiss Vontobel (A New Gaze) Photography Prize (2018).
In 2020, she participated in the Art Dubai Residency Programme.