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Meet The New GFA President…

The Guild of Professional Fine Artists of Nigeria, known as (GFA), a non-governmental, non-political, non-profit making, professional organization whose primary aim is to improve the profession and status and wellbeing of all professional Fine Artists, yesterday, Sunday, January 16, elected George Edozie as their new president. 

Edozie was born on May 11, 1972, in Enugu State, Nigeria. He studied Fine and Applied Arts at the University of Benin, where he majored in Painting, graduated in 1996 with a BA Hons, Fine and Applied Arts. 

The Lagos based artist has had six solo exhibitions and over 115 group exhibitions within and outside Nigeria. His last solo exhibition titled; Shifting the Paradigm, hosted by the Museum of Contemporary Art North Miami Florida; was listed among the four best exhibits at the Art Basel Miami, 2014. His sculpture Okpulu (Grandma's Basket) is a permanent collection at the Museum of Contemporary Art, North Miami. 

His artworks are the collection of the Indianapolis Museum and Studio Museum of Harlem, New York. He is also the co-author of the book: 101 Contemporary Artist, A Celebration of Modern Nigerian Art. The first recent document on Nigerian Contemporary Art, published in 2010.

His works are widely collected; within and outside Nigeria. He was one of the co-founders of the Art group Artzero and has taken part in Art Workshops within and outside Nigeria. George was part of the exhibitions Africa Now organized by the World Bank for emerging African artists at the World Bank main complex Washington DC, USA in 2008 and African Way of Art, La Galerie Vendome Paris France in 2011, Back to Black Art Africa, Art Basel Miami 2017. He has successfully curated thirty-four exhibitions in the US, France, UK, Ghana and Nigeria. 

George Edozie is also a member of the Society of Nigerian Artists (SNA)

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