Kadara Enyeasi Nigeria, b. 1994


Kadara Enyeasi is a multidisciplinary artist based in Lagos, Nigeria.

A graduate of architecture from the University of Lagos, Kadara’s conceptual artworks combine an interest in architecture and urban space with a focus on the human form. Best known for his work in photography and digital collage, he has recently expanded his practice by experimenting with painting, tactile processes and abstraction.


Kadara Enyeasi's upcoming solo exhibition, Is it not enough for the sea to be beautiful?, uses the ocean as a metaphor to interrogate emotions of introspection, identity and regret. The exhibition’s premise is based on a poem by Chinua Achebe, Afternoon Raid, in which two friends are separated by a fatal air raid while trying to reach one another from across the road. Written at the height of the Nigerian Civil War, the poem highlights the angst of separation that occurs with immense conflict and turmoil. Enyeasi transforms the setting of the road for that of the sea, creating a series of mixed media works that construct a narrative of alienation and loss.


Is it not enough for the sea to be beautiful? opens on 25 September 2020.



Born in 1994, Kadara Enyeasi studied architecture at the University of Lagos.  Enyeasi has exhibited at Palais de Tokyo in Paris, Zeitz MOCAA in Cape Town, Foam Museum in Amsterdam, Bozar Festival in Brussels, Red Hook Labs in Brooklyn, Africa Centre in London, La Triennale Expo in Milan, Unseen Festival in Amsterdam and Odessa/Batumi Photo Days in Ukraine. In 2017, Enyeasi completed an artist residency at the Arthouse Foundation in Lagos.