Dr. Onuzulike Ozioma .

Department: Fine And Applied Arts
Faculty: Arts
Designation :
Email: ozioma.onuzulike@unn.edu.ng
Phone: +234-8064566346


Publications (Articles and Journals):

CHAPTERS IN BOOKS/EXHIBITION CATALOGUES

Nkala, N.O. & Onuzulike, O. (2012). “The Writings of Demas Nwoko”. In Obiora Udechukwu and Chika Okeke-Agulu (eds.). Ezumeezu: Essays on Nigerian Art and Architecture: A Festschrift in Honour of Demas Nwoko. (New Jersey: Goldline & Jacobs Publishing), pp.185-199.

Onuzulike, O. (2011). “Pictorial Scripture and Colourful Lines: The Art of Onyema Offoedu-Okeke”. In Okey Anueyiagu (ed.) Contemporary African Art: My Private Collection of Onyema Offoedu-Okeke. (Atlanta and Lagos: Brown Brommel Ltd.), pp.26-34.

Onuzulike, O. (2010). “Of Independence Euphoria and Postcolonial Realities: Social History and Political Critique in Contemporary Nigerian Visual Art: A Perspective”. In National Cultural and Historical Exhibition: The Journey of Our Independence. (Abuja: Federal Ministry of Tourism, Culture and National Orientation), pp.118-126.

Onuzulike, O. (2009). “Art Objects as Visual Emblems of Cultural Development: The Example of Traditional and Modern Igbo Pottery Art”. In Obiora Anichebe (ed.)  Issues in Nigerian Peoples and Culture. (Nsukka: Afro-Orbis Publications Ltd.), pp.214-27.

Onuzulike, O. (2007). “The Making of Traditional Pottery Vessels in Africa: A Case study of the Inyi of South-Eastern Nigeria". In Ali, Vincent Egwu (ed.),  African Humanities: Issues in Humanistic Studies. (Nsukka: Afro-Orbis Publications Ltd.), pp.250-71.

Onuzulike, O. (2006). “Presenting the ‘Unpresentable’: Bright Eke’s Installation Art". In Bright Ugochukwu Eke: Environs-Scope. (Lagos: Goethe-Institut), 2, 4-6, 8. Also published as “Bright Ugochukwu Eke” in Wasserlust und Wassers Not (exhibition catalogue) Stuttgart, Germany: Institut fÜr Auslands-beziehungen e.V.), pp.55-59. 

Onuzulike, O. (2006). “Towards Artistic Excavations: Osahenye Kainebi’s ‘Erasures’ Series”. In Osahenye Kainebi: Erasures (Lagos: Didi Museum), pp.2-7.

Onuzulike, O. (2006). “Minding Lanre Tejuoso”. In ‘Mind’: An Exhibition of Paintings by Olarennwaju Tejuoso”. (Enugu: Alliance Francaise).

Onuzulike, O. (2006).  “Romanus Nkwonta (CAS CREATION): A Popular Artist in Onitsha”. In Paradise in the Arts:  A Festschrift for Prof. C.C. Agbodike. (Awka: Nigeria Academic Forum in collaboration with the Faculty of Arts, Nnamdi Azikiwe University). 

Onuzulike, O. (2006).  “In Search of the Nsukkasque: Dreams Alive 3”. In Dreams Alive 3 Annual Art Exhibition.  (Nsukka: Department of Fine and Applied Arts), pp.5-6.

Onuzulike, O. (2005).  “The Fulfillment of a Vision: AkA in the Eyes of a Young Art Critic”. In AKA… of Age: 2005 Art Exhibition.  (Enugu: AKA Circle of Exhibiting Artists), pp.5-7.

Onuzulike, O. (2005). “‘Shining’ Creative Eyes: Introductory Notes on the 4th Footprint Exhibition”. In Footprints 4: New Painters from University of Nigeria. (Enugu: Alliance Francaise and the Art Republic), pp.2-3.

Onuzulike, O. (2005). “Uli as a Paradigm of Art and Creativity: Reflections of Inyi Traditional Pottery and Two Ceramic Artists of the Nsukka School”. In C. Krydz Ikwuemesi and Emeka Agbayi (eds.) The Discovery of Tradition: Uli and the Politics of Culture. (Lagos: Pendulum Centre for Culture and Development), pp.65-82.

Onuzulike, O. (2004). “The Potter’s Wheel Yesterday and Today: A Historical Survey of the Origin and Development of Man’s Earliest Machine”. In Tolu L. Akinbogun, et.al. (eds.) Nigerian Crafts and Techniques. (Akure: Nigerian Crafts Forum, Department of Industrial Design, Federal University of Technology), pp.75-85.

Onuzulike, O. (2004). “Sewing Pieces, Tying Meanings: Eva Obodo’s Sculptures 1999-2003". In Eva Obodo: The Journey So Far (Lagos: Goethe-Institut), pp.3-6.

Onuzulike, O. (2003). “Excavating Civitella,” Civitella Ranieri 2003 (Umbertide, Italy: Civitella Ranieri Center), p.28.

Onuzulike, O. (2003). “Mapping a Continent under Seige: Kainebi Osahenye’s ‘Cross’ Series”. In Osahenye Kainebi: The Cross Took Me for a Walk (Lagos: Goethe-Institut), pp.7-12.

Onuzulike, O. (2002). “Installation and Conceptual Wetin?: Current Art in Nigeria and Questions of Authenticity, Identity and Relevance”. In C. Krydz Ikwuemesi (ed.), Changing Attitudes: 4th Biennale of the Pan-African Circle of Artists. (Enugu: Pan-African Circle of Artist), pp.13-20.

Onuzulike, O. (2001).  “Echoes in Nigerian Cities: Ozioma Onuzulike Interviews Jerry Buhari”. In Echoes, Cities and Artists in Nigeria, (ed.) Emmanuelle Spiesse (Ibadan: French Institute for Research in Africa), pp.viii-x.

Onuzulike, O. (2001). “Representing Art: Nsukka Students’ Art 1998-2000". In A Discursive Bazaar: Writing on African Art, Culture and Literature. (eds.) C. Krydz Ikwuemesi and Ayo Adewunmi (Enugu: The Pan-African Circle of Artists), pp.7-16.

Onuzulike, O. (2000). “Wood as Metaphor: Osita Orji’s Current Works”. In Osita Orji: Hollows of Our Thoughts (Lagos: National Museum), pp.6-7.

Onuzulike, O. (1999). “Introduction - The Stammerer Has Called His Father’s Name”. In Visual Orchestra ‘99: 9th Annual Exhibition of the Visual Orchestra (Enugu: Visual Orchestra), pp.3-6.

Onuzulike, O. (1999). “Introduction - Search for Self: The Art of Tochukwu Ike, Joe Eze and Nnenna Okore”. In Hidden Symphony (Nsukka: Department of Fine and Applied Arts), pp.2-3.

 Onuzulike, O. (1996). “Appreciation: As the Weaver Weaves”. In Benjo Igwilo: Tradition and Modernity. (Nsukka: Enekwe Research Centre), pp.8-10.

Onuzulike, O. (1995). “Art: What Role in Society?” In Die-Frange - 40 Antworten. (Berlin: Configura-Project), pp.52-3.

 JOURNAL ARTICLES

Onuzulike, O. & Obodo, E.  (2012). “Clay Comments on Our Environment: Ngozi Omeje and Her Installations”. Ashakwu: Journal of Ceramics (Zaria: Ceramics Association of Nigeria), Vol.9, pp.1-9.

Onuzulike, O. & Obodo, E.  (2012). “Environmental and Climate Change Issues in the Works of Some Nigerian Visual Artists”. Journal of Liberal Studies (Nsukka: School of General Studies, University of Nigeria), Vol.15, No.1, pp.100-8.

Onuzulike, O. (2010). “Pushing the Boundaries of Ceramic Art Tradition in Nigeria: Notes on the ‘Suyascape’ Project”. Interpreting Ceramics: International E-Journal of Ceramics, Issue 11.  (http://www.uwic.ac.uk/ICRC/issue011/articles).

Ojie, G. N. & Onuzulike, O. (2010). “Ceramic Metaphors: The Installation Art of Ngozi Omeje”. Ceramics: Art and Perception (Wyoming: Ceramics Art) No. 78, June, pp.66-9.

Onuzulike, O. (2009). “Tableware Installations as Art Form: The Tea Set Example”. Abraka Humanities Review  (Abraka: Faculty of Arts, Delta State University, Delta State, Nigeria), Vol.2 No.2., pp.14-22.

Ojie, G. N. & Onuzulike, O. (2009). “Fragile Security: Alozie Onyirioha’s Recent Works”. Ceramics: Art and Perception (Wyoming: Ceramics Art) No. 75, pp.45-50.

Onuzulike, O. (2009). “Towards the Unique and the Light-Weight: Carving the Ceramic Vessel”. CPAN Journal of Ceramics.  (Nsukka:  Craft Potters Association of Nigeria), Nos. 2&3, pp.54-59.

Onuzulike, O. (2009). “Ladi Kwali: A Study of Indigenous and Modern Techniques of Abuja Pottery” (Review of book by John T. Agberia). CPAN Journal of Ceramics.  (Nsukka:  Craft Potters Association of Nigeria), Nos. 2&3, pp.122-5.

Onuzulike, O. (2008). “Chris Echeta’s Ceramic Chronicles of Nigeria” Critical Ceramics (International E-Journal of Ceramics) http://www.criticalceramics.org/articles/echeta.shtml, July.

Onuzulike, O. (2006). “Towards the Transformations of Traditionality:  Design Sources in Benjo Igwilo’s Ceramic Art”.  Journal of Creative Art.  (Department of Fine Art and Design, University of Port Harcourt), Vol.6 No.1&2, pp.1-8.

Onuzulike, O. (2006). “My Hands in Clay and Other Media:  The ‘Casualties’ Project”.  Interpreting Ceramics: International E-journalof Ceramics. (http://www.uwic.ac.uk/ICRC/issue007/articles/04.htm).  Issue 7, May.

Onuzulike, O. (2005). “Communicating the Historical: Critical Social Commentaries in African Popular Paintings and Cartoon-Strip Posters”. International Journal of Communication: an Interdisciplinary Journal of Communication Studies. (Communication Studies Forum, Department of Mass Communication, University of Nigeria, Nsukka), Vol. 2, No.2, pp.10-7.

Onuzulike, O. (2005). “Benjo Igwilo:  Profile of a Master Studio Potter”.  Ashakwu:  Journal of Ceramics.  (Zaria:  Ceramics Association of Nigeria), Vol. 2, No. 1, June, pp.57-63.

Onuzulike, O. (2005). “PACA Biennale and the Nigerian Art Scene: Conversation with Bisi Silva”. Agufon: Journal of the Arts and Architecture.  (Lagos:  Agufon Publications), Vol. 2, No. 4, pp.16-19.

Onuzulike, O. (2005). “Mapping a Continent Under Seige: Iconographic View of Kainebi Osahenye’s ‘Cross’ Series”. Uso: Nigerian Journal of Art. (Abuja: National Gallery of Art), Vol.4, No 1&2, pp.64-70.

Onuzulike, O. (2005). “Idioms of Difference: The ‘Promoter of Nigerian Art 6’ Exhibition”. Uso: Nigerian Journal of Art. (Abuja: National Gallery of Art), Vol.4, Nos 1&2, pp.7-10.

Onuzulike, O. (2005). “El Anatsui: A Sculpted History of Africa” (Book Review). Uso: Nigerian Journal of Art. (Abuja: National Gallery of Art), Vol.4, Nos 1&2, pp.193-196.

Onuzulike, O. (2005). “Casualties:  Exploring Clay and Found Materials as Creative Media for Conceptual Art”.  Environ: Journal of Environmental Studies.  (Faculty of Environmental Design, Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria), Vol.2 No.4, Sept., Cover illustration and pp. 24-35.

Onuzulike, O. (2004). “Ceramics without Borders”, Ceramics Technical. (Australia: Ceramics: Art and Perception P/L), No.18, pp.72-4.

Onuzulike, O. (2004). “Towards Professional Visibility: The History of Ceramics Associations in Nigeria”.  CPAN Journal of Ceramics.  (Nsukka:  Craft Potters Association of Nigeria), No.1, November, pp.43-54.

Onuzulike, O. (2003). “Coded Aesthetics of the Drying Line: Images of Power and Politics in Blaise Gundu Gbaden’s The Emir’s Palace”. Journal of University Media Aesthetics.  (Department of Communication Arts, University of Uyo), Vol.1, No.3, pp.45-62.

Onuzulike, O. (2002). “Symbolic Rocks: the Creative Re-interpretations of Vincent Osuji”, Agufon: Journal of the Arts and Architecture.  (Lagos:  Agufon Publications), Vol.2, No.3, pp.15-17.

Onuzulike, O. (2002). “Current Issues in Contemporary Nigeria Art Practice: Conversation with Osa Egonwa”, Agufon: Journal of the Arts and Architecture.   (Lagos:  Agufon Publications), Vol. 2, No. 3, pp.18-29.

Onuzulike, O. (2002). “Echoes, Cities and Artists in Nigeria”, Environ: Journal of Environmental Studies.  (Faculty of Environmental Design, Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria), Vol.2, No.1, June, pp.53-7.

Onuzulike, O. (2002). “The Challenge of Modernity: Current Innovation in Inyi Traditional Pottery”.   The Nigeria Academic Forum.  (Awka:  National Association of the Academics), Vol.2, No.3, June, pp.83-92.

Onuzulike, O. (2002). “Fourth PACA Biennale” (Review Article), Art South Africa. (Cape Town, South Africa: Bell-Roberts Publishing), Vol. 1, Issue 02, Summer, p.60.

Onuzulike, O. (2002). “Creative Encounters: The ‘IMT’ Retrospective” (Review Article) Journal of Creative Arts. (Department of Art and Design, University of Port Harcourt), Vol. 4, No. 1,  pp.135-139.

Onuzulike, O. (2001). “Marcia Kure: Not Just a Cloth” (Review Article), NKA: Journal of Contemporary African Art. (New York:  Cornell University), No. 15, Fall/Winter, p.85.

Onuzulike, O. (2000). “Clay Coils as Metaphor: Vincent Ali’s Recent Art”, Journal of Creative Arts.  (Department of Art and Design, University of Port Harcourt), vol. 1, No. 2, Dec., pp.153-4.

Conferences and Learned Society Activities 

2012: 10th Annual Conference of the Ceramics Association of Nigeria (CerAN) on “Ceramics and National Transformation”, Department of Fine & Industrial Arts, University of Uyo, Uyo, Akwa Ibom State, Nigeria, November 12-16.

Paper presented (with Emeka Nwigwe and May Okafor): “Social-Commitment in Contemporary Nigerian Ceramic Art: Politics, Politicians and the Nigerian State”

2012: International Interdisciplinary Conference/ Chinua Achebe Annual Lecture, Faculty of Arts, University of Nigeria, Nsukka, Nigeria, April 23-28. 

Paper presented (with Eva Obodo): “From Waste to Art: Teju Olanrewaju’s Sculptural Essays on Climate Change and Environmental Degradation”.

2011: 2011 Annual National Conference of the Ceramics Association of Nigeria (CerAN) on “Ceramics and the Environment”, Department of Fine and Applied Arts, University of Benin, Ekenwan Campus, Benin City, Nigeria, November 14-18.

Paper presented (with Eva Obodo): “Clay Comments on Our Environment: Ngozi Omeje and Her Installations”.

2011: International Conference of the Institute of African Studies, University of Nigeria, Nsukka, Nigeria, Indigenous knowledge and Global Changes in Africa: The Challenges in the 21st Century, 8-11 June. 

Paper presented (with Ngozi Omeje): “The African ‘Raku’: Scientific and Aesthetic Notes on the Nrobo Traditional Pottery of Uzo-Uwani, South-eastern Nigeria”

2010: UCL West Africa Seminar, Anthropology Department, University College London, October. 

Paper presented: “Before and After Michael Cardew: Modern Ceramics in Nigeria Since 1904”. 

2009: “In Dialogue”, Goethe-Institut Workshop on Ecology and Climate Change, Department of Fine and Applied Arts, University of Nigeria, Nsukka, November 17 – December 2.

Paper presented: (With Eva Obodo): “From El Anatsui to Nnenna Okore: Nsukka Artists and Climate/Environmental Change Discourse”.

2009: Art-Is-Everywhere Artist Workshop, Institute of Management and Technology (IMT), Enugu, September.

Paper presented: “‘Artists are Better Off Working with Whatever their Environment Throws Up’: Transformations of the Commonplace in Contemporary Nigerian Art”.

2009: Revisiting Modernization International Conference, University of Ghana, Legon, 27-31 July.

Paper presented: “Emerging Art and Artists from Nigeria (Nsukka): El Anatsui as Creative Fount”.

2008: 2008 Skowhegan International Summer Art Residency, Skowhegan School of Sculpture and Painting, Skowhegan, Maine, USA, June 14 – August 18. 

Paper/Slides presented: “Of Violence and the Human Condition around the World: Ten Images from the Skowhegan File”.

2007: Art Historical Association of Nigeria Conference on “Art and Art History Today in Nigeria” (Department of Fine and Applied Arts, University of Nigeria, Nsukka), Nov. 27-30. 

Paper presented: “Towards a Unique Voice in Ceramic Art: Chris Echeta’s Auchi Period”

2007:2007 National Conference of the Ceramics Association of Nigeria on “Ceramics and Sustainable Development in Nigeria” (Department of Fine and Applied Arts, Delta State University, Abraka), October 9-12.

Paper presented: “The Ceramic Artist and Nigeria’s Social History: Chris Echeta’s Satirical Chronicles”.

2006: 3rd International Conference on Modern Nigerian Art, (Department of Fine and Applied Arts, University of Nigeria, Nsukka), November 21-23.

Paper presented: “Nigeria Magazine and the Discourse of Modern Art in Nigeria: 1946-1976”.

2005: 2005 Annual National Conference of the Ceramics Association of Nigeria (CerAN), (Department of Fine and Applied Arts, University of Nigeria, Nsukka) 26-29 October.

Paper presented: “Earthenware Clay in Mixed Media Sculptures:   Technical and Conceptual Notes on ‘Suyascape’ Series”.

2005: 2nd National Conference of the Art Historical Association of Nigeria (AHAN), (Faculty of Arts Complex, University of Nigeria, Nsukka) 23-25 March. 

Paper presented: “Ceramics and the Culture of Silence: A Decade of Onuzulike’s Search for Creative Eloquence 1995-2005.” 

2004: 2004 Annual National Conference/Workshop of the Craft Potters Association of Nigeria (CPAN), (National Council for Arts and Culture, Abuja) 27 Nov. – 4 Dec. 

Paper presented: “Tableware Installations as Art Form: The Tea Set Example” .

2004: ACCRA/JOUCAS International Sculpture Workshop, (Kofi Setordji Art Haus, Accra, Ghana), 22 March-3 April. 

Paper presented: “Ceramics in Contemporary Sculpture and Installations: Introductory Notes on Casualties”.

2003: 2003 Annual National Conference/Workshop of the Craft Potters Associations of Nigeria (CPAN), (National Museum, Onikan, Lagos), 29 Nov. – Dec.  

Paper presented: “Ceramics without Borders”.

2003: Civitella Renieri International Artists’ Residency, Civitella Ranieri Centre, Umbertide, Perugia, Italy, September – October. 

Paper presented: “Excavating Civitella: Introducing “Onu Setara Ogu” (Mouth Caused/Instigated War), ‘War Bags’ and ‘Agha di Egwu’ (War is Horrific)”.

2002: Inaugural National Conference of the Art Historical Association of Nigeria (AHAN), (Faculty of Arts Complex, University of Nigeria, Nsukka) 27-30 Nov. 

Paper presented: “Benjo Igwilo: A Master of Modern Nigeria Studio Pottery”.

2002: PACA International Conference on the Status, Role, and Working Condition of the Artist in Africa, (National Museum, Enugu), 1-4 May. 

Paper presented: “Reclaiming the Public Space: Romanus Nkwonta’s Cartoon-posters”

2002: 6th CPAN Annual National Conference/Workshop (National Museum, Onikan, Lagos), 8-12 Nov.  

Paper presented: “Towards Professional Visibility: The History of Ceramics Associations in Nigeria”

2000: Afrika Heritage 2000:  International Commemorative Conference of the Pan-African Circle of Artists (PACA), (National Museum, Enugu), 24 – 26 August. 

Paper presented: “Re-presenting Art: Nsukka Students’ Art 1998 –2000”.

International Residencies/ Workshops

2012: ACLS-AHP Research/Writing Residency, International Institute for the Advanced Study of Cultures, Institutions and Economic Enterprise (IIAS), Oyerifa, Accra, Ghana, March – July.

2009: “In Dialogue”, Goethe-Institut Workshop on Ecology and Climate Change, Department of Fine and applied Arts, University of Nigeria, Nsukka, November 17 – December 2.

2008: Artist Residency, Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture, Maine, USA, June-August.

2008: Curator Residency (Research Visit to London, Cardiff, Liverpool and Bristol Under the Visiting Arts London professional development programme), March 10-19.

2007: One Minute Video Art Workshop (One Minute Foundation), Alliance Francaise, Enugu, Nigeria, December 3-9.

2004:  Accra/Joucas International Sculpture Workshop, ArtHaus, Agbogba, Accra, Ghana, March 21 – April 4.

2003: Artist Residency, Civitella Ranieri Center, Umbertide, Italy, September – October.


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