Chiderah Bosah Nigeria, b. 2000

Chiderah Bosah is a self-taught contemporary visual artist whose flair for art began at a young age by replicating comic books using pencil drawings. Growing up in Port Harcourt, the artist shares the gift of storytelling through powerful visual cues including sketching, photography, drawing and painting. Currently exploring oil on canvas as a medium, Bosah’s  artistic practice spans across figurative representation, simplified realism and portraiture; as a means to depict the resilient lives of his community. The singularity in his style of painting is the pronounced use of  muted and subtle hues which signify his niche. 

Collective Reflections, his first group exhibition with the gallery took place in 2020 in Accra. Previous group exhibitions include Liminality In An Infinite Space, African Artists Foundation, Lagos, Nigeria (2020); Stop, Listen!, CFHill, Stockholm, Sweden (2021); Emergence, Christopher Moller, Cape Town, South Africa (2021); Untangling The Perils That Tangle Us, Koppel Projects, Kanbi Projects & Art Council, London, UK (2021); Intersecting Identities, Arushi Gallery, Los Angeles, USA (2022) and Artsy Impact Auction: March For Our Lives, Online Auction (2022).

Bosah has participated in the following Art Fairs; 1-54 Art Fair, with Gallery 1957, New York, USA, (2021); ArtX Lagos, with African Arty, Lagos, Nigeria (2022); 1-54 Paris, with African Arty, Paris, France (2022); Investec Cape Town Art Fair, with Christopher Moller, Cape Town, South Africa (2022).  The artist completed a residency with Gallery 1957 in November, 2022 and has been written about in Featured artists: African Artist on the Rise on Artsy; Collective Reflections: Contemporary African and Diasporic Expressions of a New Vanguard on Something Curated and Top 7 Exhibitions Showcasing African Art To Watch Out For In 2022 by Casild Art.