George Osodi

George Osodi in front of his work Lagos Soccer, Berlin April 2009, Photo: Dorina Hecht

Works of exhibition March 14 - May, 2009


For his first solo show March 4 - May 3, 2009 we've chosen three series of work from the artist George Osodi, who showed at the most recent Documenta, for our first exhibition with him: sport under certain circumstances, poetic urban views and the shady side of traffic; all motifs done in Nigeria.


Unfallwagen Detail

  Unfallwagen am Strassenrand
Blauer Unfallwagen
Unfall mit Tankwagen

  Lastwagenunfall mit abrasiertem Führerhaus
LKW Unfall
Malerisches Skelett am Wegesrand

  Dächer in Lagos
Marktstraße in Lagos


Artist statement

Pfeil nach oben

George Osodi, is a freelance photographer based in London. He studied Business Administration at the Yaba College of Technology Lagos before working as a photographer for the Comet Newspaper between 1999-2002. He joined the Associated Press in 2002 till 2008.

George Osodi's photographs range between photojournalism, artistic documentary photography and activism. Osodi has covered many assignments for both local and international media, with his photographs published in many international and local media such as the "New York Times," "Time Magazine," Newsweek, the "Guardian of London," "The Telegraph," "USA Today," the "International Herald Tribune," Der Spiegel, Courrier International, VSD Paris, CNN, BBC Focus on Africa Magazine and many more. In 2004 He won first prize for the Fuji African Photojournalist of the year.

He has participated in Several exhibition including the most recently OFFSHORE, Koro Public Art Oslo, 2009, Oil Rich N&N, National Museum of Art, Architecture and Design Oslo, 2009, "Oil Rich Niger Delta" at Martin Margulies, Warehouse Miami, 2008, "Fragile Democracy" National Gallery for Contemporary Art Sunderland, 2008, 'Beyond the Surface', Aix en Provence, 2007, 'Petrodollart', Galerie Motte et Rouart, Paris 2007, 'Oil Rich Niger Delta" Documental 12 Kassel, Germany, 2007, "Lagos URBANreVIEWS," ifa Berlin 2004, "Lagos Bomb Blast" Muson Festival Lagos 2002.

His sole exhibitions include "Paradise Lost", Centre for Contemporary Art Lagos, 2008, "Oil rich Niger Delta," Kulturkiken Skare , Haugesund Norway 2008, "Lagos Uncelebrated" Goethe institute Lagos 2007, "Living the Highlife" British Council, at Nimbus Art centre Lagos 2004, and "Niger Delta Chronicles" Nimbus Art Centre Lagos 2003.

Nigerian Institute of Journalism, Lagos, 2006
University of Wales Newport, United Kingdom, 2005
Nasjonamuseet for Kunst, Artkitektur og Design, 2009


George Osodi

Catalog. 2009. Softcover, German. 32 pages. 15 Photographies.

8 Euro

Graue Linie
Press fotos 300 dpi
From the body of work Lagos Uncelebrated: Okada Rider, C-Print auf Alu-Dibond, 80 x 120 cm, 2007
Lastwagenunfall mit abrasiertem Führerhaus
From the body of work Devil's Dexterity
Nr. 31,
C-Print auf Alu-Dibond
80 x 120 cm, 2007

Graue Linie
George Osodi The exhibition Documenta
ZPhotographic Kunstforum (Interview) Wikipedia
Photography now Art not Oil Universes in Universe
  Documenta-Video for download ArtSpeakAfrica (Blog)

Graue Linie
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Afrika-Wirtschaft. By Marc Peschke Photoscala - Farbe ist doch wunderbar...
Neues Deutschland - 1.4.2009

Cooperations with Galerie Peter Herrmann

George Osodi

Solo Show, March 14 - May 3, 2009

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