Born in 1944, Anyako, Ghana
Lives and works between Ghana and Nigeria

EDUCATION

1969
Postgraduate Diploma, Art Education, Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST), Kumasi, Ghana

1965 – 1968
B.A. College of Art, KNUST, Kumasi, Ghana

 

TEACHING

1996 – 2011
Professor of Sculpture, Fine and Applied Arts Department, University of Nigeria, Nsukka, Nigeria (UNN)

1998 – 2000
Head of Department, Fine and Applied Arts Department, UNN

1982 – 1996
Senior Lecturer, Fine and Applied Arts Department, UNN

1975 – 1982
Lecturer, Fine and Applied Arts Department, UNN

1969 – 1975
Lecturer, Art Education Department, Specialist Training College (now University of Education,) Winneba, Ghana

 

SELECTED AWARDS

2016
Honorary Doctor of Arts, 365th Commencement Ceremony, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA, USA

Honorary Doctor of Fine Arts (DFA), 2016 graduation ceremonies, The University of Cape Town (UCT), South Africa

2015
Golden Lion for Lifetime Achievement Award, 56th Venice Biennale, Venice, Italy

2014
Elected Honorary Member, American Academy of Arts and Sciences, Cambridge, MA, USA

Elected Honorary Academician, British Royal Academy of Arts, London, UK

2013
Charles Wollaston Award, 245th Summer Exhibition, Royal Academy of Arts, London, UK

2009
30th Anniversary Award, Smithsonian National Museum of African Art, Washington, D.C., USA

Prince Claus Award, Lagos, Nigeria

2008
Visionaries Award, Museum of Art and Design, New York, NY, USA

1999
Public’s Prize, 7th Triennial of small-scale sculpture, Stuttgart, Germany

1998
Bronze Award, 9th Triennial of Sculpture Osaka, Japan

1995
Kansai Telecasting Corporation Prize, 3rd Sculpture Triennale, Osaka, Japan

1990
Honorable Mention, 44th Venice Biennale, Venice, Italy

 

SOLO EXHIBITIONS

2016
El Anatsui, Prince Claus Fund Gallery, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
El Anatsui: New Works, October Gallery, London, UK
El Anatsui: Five Decades, Carriageworks, Sydney Festival 2016, Sydney, Australia

2015
El Anatsui – Selected Works, October Gallery, London, UK
El Anatsui Of Dzi, Kunstbanken Hedmark, Kunstsenter, Hamar, Norway
El Anatsui: Five Decades, The School – Jack Shainman Gallery, Kinderhook, NY, USA

2014
New World, Mount Holyoke College Art Museum, Mount Holyoke, MA, USA
El Anatsui: Trains Of Thought, Jack Shainman Gallery, New York, NY, USA
El Anatsui: Playing With Chance, Centre for Contemporary Art, Lagos, Nigeria
El Anatsui-Theory of Se, Axel Vervoordt Gallery, Hong Kong, China
El Anatsui, Mnuchin Gallery, New York, NY, USA

2012 – 2015
Gravity and Grace: Monumental Works by El Anatsui, Akron Art Museum, Akron, OH, USA
Gravity and Grace: Monumental Works by El Anatsui, Brooklyn Museum, Brookyln, NY, USA
Gravity and Grace: Monumental Works by El Anatsui, Des Moines Art Center, IA, USA
Gravity and Grace: Monumental Works by El Anatsui, Bass Museum of Art, Miami, FL, USA
Gravity and Grace: Monumental Works by El Anatsui, Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego, San Diego, CA, USA

2012 – 2013
Broken Bridge II, The High Line, New York, NY, USA

2012
Pot of Wisdom, Jack Shainman Gallery, New York, NY, USA
Stitch in Time, Axel Vervoordt Gallery, Antwerp, Belgium

2011
El Anatsui, Sterling and Francine Clark Art Institute, Williamstown, MA, USA

2010 – 2012
El Anatsui: When I Last Wrote To You About Africa, organised by the Museum for African Art, New York, NY, USA
El Anatsui: When I Last Wrote To You About Africa, Royal Ontario Museum, Toronto, Canada
El Anatsui: When I Last Wrote To You About Africa, Davis Museum, Wellesley College, Wellesley, MA, USA
El Anatsui: When I Last Wrote To You About Africa,
Blanton Museum of Art, University of Texas, Austin, TX, USA
El Anatsui: When I Last Wrote To You About Africa, North Carolina Museum of Art, Raleigh, NC, USA
El Anatsui: When I Last Wrote To You About Africa, Denver Art Museum, CO, USA
El Anatsui: When I Last Wrote To You About Africa, University of Michigan Museum of Art, Ann Arbor, MI, USA

2010 – 2011
A Fateful Journey, National Museum of Ethnology, Osaka, Japan
A Fateful Journey, The Museum of Modern Art, Hayama
A Fateful Journey, Tsuruoka Art Forum, Yamagata, Japan
A Fateful Journey, The Museum of Modern Art, Saitama, Japan

2010
Gli, Rice University Art Gallery, Houston, TX, USA
El Anatsui, Jack Shainman Gallery, New York, NY, USA

2009
El Anatsui, Belger Arts Center, Kansas City, MO, USA
Process and Project, BRIC Rotunda Gallery, Brooklyn, NY, USA
Chance Encounters: Seven Contemporary Artists from Africa, Sakshi Gallery, Mumbai, India

2008
Earth Growing Roots, San Diego State University Art Gallery, San Diego, CA, USA
Zebra Crossing, Jack Shainman Gallery, New York, NY, USA

2006
Asi, David Krut Projects, New York, USA, in collaboration with October Gallery, London, UK
Nyekor, Spazio Rossana Orlandi, Milan, Italy, in collaboration with October Gallery, London, UK

2005
Danudo: Recent Sculptures of El Anatsui, Skoto Gallery in collaboration with Contemporary African Art Gallery, New York, NY, USA

2003 – 2008
El Anatsui: Gawu, Oriel Mostyn Gallery, Llandudno, Wales, UK
El Anatsui: Gawu, Model Arts & Niland Gallery, Sligo, Ireland
El Anatsui: Gawu, Gallery Oldham, Oldham, Greater Manchester, UK
El Anatsui: Gawu, October Gallery, London, UK
El Anatsui: Gawu, Djanogly Art Gallery, University of Nottingham, UK
El Anatsui: Gawu, Samuel P. Harn Museum of Art, Gainesville, FL, USA
El Anatsui: Gawu, Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth College, Hanover, NH, USA
El Anatsui: Gawu, Fowler Museum, University of California, Los Angeles, CA, USA
El Anatsui: Gawu, University of Arizona Museum of Art, Tucson, AZ, USA
El Anatsui: Gawu, Smithsonian National Museum of African Art, Washington, D.C., USA

2002
New Works, October Gallery, London, UK

1998
A Sculpted History of Africa, October Gallery, London, UK

1997
Hakpa, French Cultural Centre, Lagos, Nigeria

1995
El Anatsui: Sculptures and Reliefs, October Gallery, London, UK

1991
Old and New: An Exhibition of Sculpture in Assorted Wood, National Museum, Lagos, Nigeria

1987
Venovize: Ceramic Sculpture by El Anatsui, Faculty of Art and Design Gallery, Cornwall College, Redruth, UK
Pieces of Wood: An Exhibition of Mural Sculpture, The Franco-German Auditorium, Lagos, Nigeria

1982
Sculptures, Photographs, Drawings, Goethe-Institut, Lagos, Nigeria

1980
Wood Carvings, Cummington Community of Arts, Cummington, MA, USA

1979
Broken Pots: Sculpture by El Anatsui, British Council, Enugu, Nigeria
Broken Pots: Sculpture by El Anatsui, Institute of African Studies, University of Nigeria, Nsukka, Nigeria

1976
Wooden Wall Plaques, Asele Art Gallery, Nsukka, Nigeria

 

GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2016
ART BASEL, UNLIMITED, Basel, Switzerland
Marrakech Biennale 6: Not New Now, Marrakech, Morocco
Of a Different Nature, Jack Shainman Gallery, New York, NY, USA
Chaumont-sur-Loire Arts and Nature program, 2016, The Domaine of Chaumont-sur-Loire [The Chateau and the Centre of Arts & Nature], France
Green Pastures: In Memory of Thornton Dial, Sr., High Museum, Atlanta, GA, USA
The Woven Arc, Ethelbert Cooper Gallery of African & African American Art, (The Hutchins Center for African and African American Research), Harvard University- Cambridge, MA, USA

2015 –
Making Africa: A Continent of Contemporary Design, Centre de Cultura Contemporania de Barcelona [CCCB], Spain
Making Africa: A Continent of Contemporary Design, Guggenheim Museum Bilbao, Spain
Making Africa: A Continent of Contemporary Design, Vitra Design Museum, Weil am Rhein, Germany
[Making Africa… is still Touring]

2015 – 2016
Embracing Space and Colour: Wall and Ceiling Mounted Sculpture, Vero Beach Museum of Art, Vero Beach, FL, USA
Us Is Them, The Pizzuti Collection, Columbus, OH, USA

2015
The Contemporary 2: Who interprets the world? 21st Century Museum of Contemporary Art, Kanazawa, Japan
Chaumont-sur-Loire Arts and Nature program, 2015, Farmyard Le Fenil Gallery, The Domaine of Chaumont-sur-Loire [The Chateau and the Centre of Arts & Nature], France
Africa Africans, Museum Afro Brazil, Sao Paulo, Brazil
El Anatsui: Five Decades, The School – Jack Shainman Gallery, Kinderhook, NY, USA
Piece Work, Yale University School of Art, New Haven, CT, USA
Atopolis, Wiels in collaboration with Mons 2015, Manège de Sury, Mons, (Contemporary Art Centre in Brussels) Belgium
Meet Me Halfway: Selections From The Anita Reiner Collection, Cristin Tierney Gallery, New York, NY, USA
247th Summer Exhibition, 2015 Royal Academy of Arts, London, UK
Field, Road, Cloud: Art and Africa, Anna K. Meredith Gallery, Des Moines Art Centre, Des Moines, IA, USA
Embracing Space and Color: Art On & Off the Wall, Vero Beach Museum of Art, Vero Beach, FL, USA
Re: Purposed, The John & Mabel Ringling Museum of Art, State Art Museum of Florida, Florida State University, Sarasota, FL, USA
PROPORTIO, Palazzo Fortuny, Venice, Italy
The Contemporary 2: Who interprets the world? 21st Century Museum of Contemporary Art, Kanazawa, Japan

2014
246th Summer Exhibition,Royal Academy, London, UK
Mise En Scène, The School – Jack Shainman Gallery, Kinderhook, NY, USA
The Art Of Our Time: Masterpieces from the Guggenheim Collections, Guggenheim Bilbao, Spain

2013
245th Summer Exhibition, installation of sculpture on the façade of the Royal Academy of Arts, London, UK
Chosen, 5 Beekman Street, New York, NY, USA
Brodsky Center Gala 2013: Honoring El Anatsui and Alexandre Arrechea, Cedar Lake Theatre, New York, NY, USA
ArtZuid 2013, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Masters of the Transvangarde, October Gallery, London, UK
Earth Matters: Land as Material and Metaphor in the Arts of Africa, Smithsonian National Museum of African Art, Washington, D.C., USA
Art and Textiles, Kunstmuseum Wolfsburg, Germany

2012
El Gran Sur, 1st Montevideo Biennial, Montevideo, Uruguay
All Our Relations, 18th Biennale of Sydney, Sydney, Australia
Intense Proximity, Paris Triennial 2012, Palais de Tokyo/ Musée Galliera, Paris, France
African Cosmos: Stellar Art, Smithsonian National Museum of African Art, Washington, D.C., USA
Dialogues, Setagaya Art Museum, Tokyo, Japan
We Face Forward, Manchester Art Gallery, Manchester, UK
Summer Exhibition 2012, Royal Academy of Arts, London, UK (Façade of the Burlington House)

2011 – 2012
Environment and Object: Recent African Art, Frances Young Tang Teaching Museum and Art Gallery at Skidmore College, New York, NY, USA
Environment and Object: Recent African Art, Anderson Gallery, Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond, VA, USA
Environment and Object: Recent African Art, Middlebury College Museum of Art, Middlebury, VT, USA
Architectural Environments for Tomorrow: New Spatial Practices in Architecture and Art, Museum of Contemporary Art Tokyo, Tokyo University of the Arts, Tokyo, Japan

2011
The World Belongs to You, Palazzo Grassi, Venice, Italy
ARS 11, Museum of Contemporary Art Kiasma, Helsinki, Finland
Hunters and Gatherers: The Art of Assemblage, Sotheby’s, New York, NY, USA
The Splendour of Truth, The Beauty of Charity, The Vatican, Rome, Italy
The Missing Peace: Artists Consider the Dalai Lama, San Antonio Museum of Art, San Antonio, TX, USA

2010 – 2011
The Missing Peace: Artists Consider the Dalai Lama, Nobel Museum, Stockholm, Sweden

2010
Who Knows Tomorrow, Alte National Galerie, Berlin, Germany
Human Rites, The Bass Museum of Art, Miami Beach, FL, USA
A Collective Diary, an African Contemporary Journey, Herzilya Museum of Contemporary Art, Herzilya, Israel
The Missing Peace: Artists Consider the Dalai Lama, Brukenthal National Museum, Sibiu, Romania

2009 – 2010
The Missing Peace: Artists Consider the Dalai Lama, The Patricia & Phillip Frost Art Museum, Florida International University, Miami, FL, USA

2009
Against Exclusion, 3rd Moscow Biennale, Moscow, Russia
Intramoenia Extra Art, Castelli di Puglia, Barletta Castle, Barletta, Italy
Chance Encounters: Seven Contemporary African Artists, Sakshi Gallery, Mumbai, India
Transvangarde: Leading Contemporary Artists, October Gallery, London, UK
Confines Extremos. Confines Urbanos, Institut Valencia D’Art Modern, Valencia, Spain
Off the Grid, Belger Arts Center, Kansas City, MO, USA
Homecoming, Artists Alliance Gallery, Accra, Ghana
Promoter-of- Nigerian-Art Series, Goethe Institute, Lagos, Nigeria
Embrace! Denver Art Museum, Denver, CO, USA
The Missing Peace: Artists Consider the Dalai Lama, Fundación Canal, Madrid, Spain

2008
Second Lives: Remixing the Ordinary, Museum for Arts and Design, New York, NY, USA
The Poetics of Cloth: African Textiles, Grey Art Gallery, New York, NY, USA
The Essential Art of African Textiles: Design Without End, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, NY, USA
Second Lives: Remixing the Ordinary, Museum for Arts and Design, New York, NY, USA
World Histories, Des Moines Art Center, Des Moines, IA, USA
Angaza Afrika: African Art Now, October Gallery, London, UK
Recycling: The Whole House, Kunstbanken Hedmark Kunstsenter, Hamar, Norway
Juego Africano de lo Contemporáneo: Pre-figuraciones Postcoloniales, Museo de Arte Contemporáneo Unión Fenosa (MACUF), A Coruña, Spain
The Missing Peace: Artists Consider the Dalai Lama, Hillside Terrace Galleries, Daikanyama, Tokyo, Japan
Prospect.1 New Orleans, New Orleans, LA, USA
Sonsbeek 2008: Grandeur, Sonsbeek Park, Arnhem, The Netherlands

2007
Artempo – Where Art Becomes Time, Palazzo Fortuny, Venice, Italy
Think with the Senses, Feel with the Mind: Art in the Present Tense (52nd Venice Biennale), Arsenale, Venice, Italy
Uncomfortable Truths: The Shadow of Slave Trading on Contemporary Art, Victoria and Albert Museum, London, UK
Tapping Currents: Contemporary African Art and the Diaspora, The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art, Kansas City, MO, USA
Un/Fair Trade: The Art of Justice, Neue Galerie am Landesmuseum Joanneum, Graz, Austria
From Courage to Freedom, October Gallery, London, UK
Living Masters, Terra Culture, Lagos, Nigeria
The Boys Craft, Haifa Museum of Art, Haifa, Israel
Still Life: Art, Ecology, and the Politics of Change, 8th Sharjah Biennial, Sharjah, UAE

2006 – 2011
The Missing Peace: Artists Consider the Dalai Lama, Rubin Museum of Art, New York, NY, USA
The Missing Peace: Artists Consider the Dalai Lama, Visual Arts Gallery, Emory University, Atlanta, GA, USA
The Missing Peace: Artists Consider the Dalai Lama, Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, San Francisco, CA, USA

2006
Altered, Stitched and Gathered, The Museum of Modern Art (MoMA), New York, NY, USA
DAK’ART 2006, 7th Biennale of African Art, Dakar, Senegal
-poiesis, Jack Shainman Gallery, New York, NY, USA
Europe-Afrique: Regards Croisés, Ateliers des Tanneurs, Brussels, Belgium
Black Panther Rank and File, Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, San Francisco, CA, USA
Primitivsm Revisited: After the End of an Idea, Sean Kelly Gallery, New York, NY, USA
Expanding Africa: New Art, New Directions, Newark Museum, Newark, NJ, USA
Body of Evidence, Smithsonian National Museum of African Art, Washington, D.C., USA
The Missing Peace: Artists Consider the Dalai Lama, UCLA Fowler Museum of Cultural History, Los Angeles, CA, USA
The Missing Peace: Artists Consider the Dalai Lama, Loyola University Museum of Art, Chicago, IL, USA

2005
In the Making: Materials and Process, Michael Stevenson Gallery, Cape Town, South Africa
Out There, Sainsbury Centre for the Visual Arts, Norwich, UK
AKA . . . of Age 2005, Maison de France, Lagos, Nigeria
De Young Museum, San Francisco, CA, USA

2004 – 2007
Afrika Remix, Museum Kunstpalast, Düsseldorf, Germany
Afrika Remix, Hayward Gallery, London, UK
Afrika Remix, Centre Georges Pompidou, Paris, France
Afrika Remix, Mori Art Museum, Tokyo, Japan
Afrika Remix, Moderna Museet, Stockholm, Sweden
Afrika Remix, Johannesburg Art Gallery, Johannesburg, South Africa

2004
A Grain of Dust, A Drop of Water, 5th Gwangju Biennale, Gwangju, South Korea
Intelligence Now! October Gallery, London, UK

2003
Africa Informs, October Gallery, London, UK
Biennale of Ceramics in Contemporary Art, Villa Groppallo, Vado Ligure, Italy
Transfer(t)s, Palais de Beaux Arts, Brussels, Belgium
Homage to Asele, National Museum Lagos, Lagos, Nigeria
Selected Works, Skoto Gallery, New York, NY, USA

2002
The Independents, Liverpool Biennial of Contemporary Art, Liverpool, UK

2001 – 2002
The Happy Face of Globalization, 1st Albissola Ceramics Biennale, Albissola, Italy; Musée Ariana, Geneva, Switzerland

2001
El Tiempo de Africa, Centro Atlantico Arte Moderno, Las Palmas, Canary Islands; Consejería de Cultura de Comunidad, Madrid, Spain
Encounters with the Contemporary, Smithsonian National Museum of African Art, Washington, D.C., USA
Africas: The Artist and the City, Centre de Cultura Contemporània de Barcelona (CCCB), Barcelona, Spain
News from the Front, October Gallery, London, UK
Jazz and Visual Improvisations, Katonah Museum of Art, Katonah, NY, USA
Ebony Soliloquy: A Five Year Retrospective (1996–2001), Stella Jones Gallery, New Orleans, LA, USA
Messagers de la Terre, Rur’Art– Espace d’Art Contemporain d’Lycée Agricole Xavier Bernard, Rouille, France

1999
New Colours From Old Worlds, October Gallery, London, UK
The Transvangarde, October Gallery, London, UK
Les Champs de la Sculpture, Champs Elysées, Paris, France
Contemporary Art from West Africa, October Gallery, London, UK

1998
7 Triennale der Kleineplastik, Stuttgart, Germany
9th Osaka Sculpture Triennale, Osaka, Japan
Riddle of the Spirits – Twelve African Artists, Skoto Gallery, New York, NY, USA

1997
The Poetics of Line: Seven Artists of the Nsukka Group, Smithsonian National Museum of African Art, Washington, D.C., USA
Free Form and Precision, Contemporary African Art Gallery, New York, NY, USA

1996
Container ’96: Art Across Oceans, Langelinie, Copenhagen, Denmark
Transvangarde, October Gallery, London, UK
Images of Africa, Torpedohallen, Copenhagen, Denmark
Africana, Sala 1, Rome, Italy
Transforms, October Gallery, London, UK
Group Exhibition, Avant-Garde Gallery, Kaduna, Nigeria
El Anatsui & Tesfaye Tessema, Contemporary African Gallery, New York, NY, USA
El Anatsui & Sol Le Witt, Skoto Gallery, New York, NY, USA

1995 – 1996
An Inside Story – African Art of our Time, Setagaya Art Museum, Tokyo, Japan
An Inside Story – African Art of our Time, Tokushima, Japan
An Inside Story – African Art of our Time, Himeji City Museum of Arts, Himeji, Japan
An Inside Story – African Art of our Time, Koriyama City Museum of Art, Koriyama, Japan
An Inside Story – African Art of our Time, Marugame Inokuma-Genichiro Museum of Contemporary Art (MIMOCA), Marugame, Japan
An Inside Story – African Art of our Time, Museum of Fine Arts, Gifu, Japan

1995
AKA ’95, Bona Gallery, Enugu, Nigeria
AKA ’95, Didi Museum, Lagos, Nigeria
Contemporary African Art, World Intellectual Property Organisation Headquarters, Geneva, Switzerland
6th Osaka Sculpture Triennale, Osaka, Japan
Seven Stories about Modern Art in Africa, Whitechapel Gallery, London, UK
Seven Stories about Modern Art in Africa, Malmö Konsthall, Malmö, Sweden
Configura 2, Dialog der Kulturen, Erfurt, Germany
The Right to Hope, Johannesburg Gallery, Johannesburg, South Africa – touring to Cairo, Egypt; Amman, Jordan; Gaza, Israel; Jerusalem, Israel; Tel Aviv, Israel
Africus, 1st Johannesburg Biennale, Johannesburg, South Africa
Uli Art– Master Works, Skoto Gallery, New York, NY, USA

1994
Arte/ Sociedad/ Reflexion, 5th Havana Biennale, Havana, Cuba
AKA ’94, Bona Gallery, Enugu, Nigeria
AKA ’94, Didi Museum, Lagos, Nigeria

1993
New Currents ’93 – Avant-Garde Nigerian Art, Didi Museum, Lagos, Nigeria
Six African Artists, October Gallery, London, UK
AKA ’93, Bona Gallery, Enugu; Didi Museum, Lagos, Nigeria

1992
Arte Amazonas, Modern Art Museum, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil; travelled as: Klima Global to Staatliche Kunalle, Berlin, Germany; and to Ludwig Forum, Aachen, Germany
AKA ’92, Bona Gallery, Enugu, Nigeria
AKA ’92, Didi Museum, Lagos, Nigeria
AKA ’92, Begegnung mit den Anderen, University of Kassel, Kassel, Germany

1991
El Desafi de Colonization, 4th Havana Biennale, Havana, Cuba
South of the World, Galleria d’Arte Contemporanea, Marsala, Italy
AKA ’91, Bona Gallery, Enugu; Goethe-Institut, Lagos, Nigeria
Works by a Group of African Artists, The World Bank Art Society Gallery, World Bank Headquarters, Washington, D.C., USA
The Sculptor’s Guild of Nigeria Inaugural Exhibition, Murtala Mohammed Park, Enugu, Nigeria

1990
Five Contemporary African Artists, 44th Venice Biennale, Venice, Italy
The Calabash 1st Art Exhibition, The Calabash, Lagos, Nigeria
AKA ’90, The Presidential Hotel, Enugu, Nigeria
AKA ’90, Goethe-Insitut, Lagos, Nigeria
Achebe Celebration Exhibition, Continuing Education Centre, University of Nigeria, Nsukka, Nigeria
Contemporary African Artists: Changing Tradition, The Studio Museum in Harlem, Harlem, NY, USA
Contemporary African Artists: Changing Tradition, African-American Museum in Philadelphia [formerly Afro-American Historical and Cultural Museum] Philadelphia, PA, USA
Contemporary African Artists: Changing Tradition, Chicago Public Library Cultural Centre, Chicago, IL, USA
Contemporary African Artists: Changing Tradition, Washington Project for the Arts, Washington, D.C., USA
Contemporary African Artists: Changing Tradition, The Museum of the National Center of African-American Artists (NCAAA), Boston, MA, USA

1989
Zeitgenössische Nigerianische Kunst, Bonn, Bocholt and Mönchengladbach, Germany

1988
Walls and Gates – El Anatsui & Liz Willis, Avant-Garde Gallery, Kaduna, Nigeria
Thoughts and Processes – El Anatsui & Ndubisi Onah, The Italian Cultural Institute, Lagos, Nigeria
AKA ’88, Nigerian Union of Journalists’ Press Centre, Enugu, Nigeria
AKA ’88, Contemporary Art Gallery, Institute of African Studies, University of Nigeria Nsukka, Nigeria
AKA ’88, National Gallery of Crafts and Design, Lagos, Nigeria

1987
AKA ’87, The Presidential Hotel, Enugu, Nigeria
AKA ’87, National Gallery of Crafts and Design, Lagos, Nigeria
Original Prints from the 3rd Nsukka Workshop, University of Nigeria, Nsukka and Goethe-Institut, Lagos, Nigeria

1986
AKA ’86 – Inaugural Exhibition of the AKA Circle of Artists, the French Centre, Enugu and Goethe-Institut, Lagos, Nigeria
Nigerian-German Prints, University of Nigeria, Nsukka; Franco-German Auditorium, Lagos, Nigeria

1983
Four Contemporary African Artists, Mintec Gallery, Port Harcourt, Nigeria

1982
Okike 10th Anniversary Exhibition, University of Nigeria, Nsukka, Nigeria

1981
Drawing on the World, Billingham Art Gallery, Billingham, UK
Drawing on the World, Middlesborough Art Gallery, Middlesborough, UK
Drawing on the World, The House of Commons Gallery, London, UK

1979
Christian Arts in Nigeria, Holy Trinity Cathedral Hall, Onitsha, Nigeria
The Nsukka School, Art Gallery of the Rivers State Council for Arts and Culture, Port Harcourt, Nigeria

1975
Fabric Wall Hangings, Burnt Wooden Wall Plaques, The Institute of African Studies, University of Nigeria, Nsukka, Nigeria

1974
Tekarts Expo 5, National Arts Centre, Accra; Specialist Training College, Winneba, Ghana

1969 – 1970
Ghana National Collection, National Arts Centre, Accra, Ghana
Ghana National Collection, Smithsonian National Museum of African Art, Washington, D.C., USA