Taiye Idahor

Taiye Idahor grew up in Lagos Nigeria, she studied Fine Art at Yaba College of technology Lagos Nigeria where she graduated in 2007 with a Higher National Diploma (HND) after specializing in sculpture in her final years at the college. In the last five years Taiye Idahor has worked significantly within the concept of identity and women using hair as a primary visual language. Tangled through the issues of trade, beauty, the environment and globalization, she examines how these factors build the woman’s identity in today’s Africa but in particular Lagos Nigeria where she has lived most of her life.

She has participated in a number of exhibitions and workshops both home and abroad to include Nigeria our Nigeria, Presidential Inauguration Exhibition Abuja Nigeria 2011; the specially curated section the Dubai Art Fair, Marker 2013; her first solo exhibition “Hairvolution” Lagos Nigeria 2014 and Timeline a residency exhibition in Johannesburg South Africa 2015.