Esiri Erheriene-Essi

Artist Bio

Esiri Erheriene-Essi

Esiri Erheriene-Essi is a British Nigerian painter currently based in Amsterdam. Her large and colorful figurative paintings are full of depictions of the quiet histories within everyday Black life and provide commentaries on society and history.

In 2006 she received a MFA from University of East London. In 2007 she attended the international residency program De Ateliers in Amsterdam, the Netherlands. In 2014 she had her first museum solo exhibition at Museum Arnhem, the Netherlands, and in 2019 she was shortlisted for the Dutch Art prize, Prix de Rome.

Her work is included in, among others, the collections of Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam and Institute of Contemporary Art, Miami (ICA), and has been exhibited in Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam, Zeitz MOCAA Cape Town, and Hudson River Museum New York.

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