Victor Ehikhamenor is a Nigerian American multimedia artist, writer, and photographer. A 2020 National Artist in Residence at the Neon Museum, Las Vegas, Nevada, Ehikhamenor is also a 2016 Rockefeller Foundation Bellagio Fellow. He has held several solo exhibitions, and his works have been included in numerous group exhibitions and biennales, including the 57th Venice Biennale as part of the Nigerian Pavilion (2017); 5th Mediations Biennale in Poznan, Poland (2016); The 12th Dak’art Biennale in Dakar, Senegal (2016); and Biennale Jogja XIII, Indonesia (2015). As a writer, he has published fiction and critical essays with academic journals, magazines, and newspapers around the world, including the New York Times, the BBC, CNN Online, and the Washington Post. Ehikhamenor is the founder of Angels and Muse, a thought laboratory dedicated to the promotion and development of contemporary African art and literature in Lagos, Nigeria.
Officially, B.A. Ehikhamenor was an uneducated farmer. Privately, he was a devoted scribe, a relentless keeper of records and photographs that preserve intimate memories of Nigeria’s tumultuous post-colonial transition.