Retro Africa Presents DIVERGENCE a Contemporary Art Exhibition Featuring Duke Asidere At Nordic Hotel

Retro Africa Presents “Divergence” a solo Art Exhibition by Duke Asidere to be held in collaboration with Nordic Hotel as they seek to express Contemporary Art from an African perspective.

Duke Asidere is one of Nigeria’s most celebrated contemporary artists with a keen following internationally and in his native Nigeria. Asidere expresses himself boldly through a wide variety of genre including pencil work, engravings, oil and acrylic, pastels and even transparencies. He was raised in a household of women, which is reflected in his recurring theme of the female form in his portrait and face series. His architecture series are a fresh perspective of African land- and cityscapes, and his number and spray series have underlying political statements.

Asidere has participated in and facilitated numerous international and local workshops on painting, photography, and drawing, including Colour Masters (Auchi Polytechnic, March 2011), and in a number of the annual Harmattan Workshop Series. He is well exhibited in Nigeria and internationally, his most recent being Mood Colour Harmony (Splendens Factory, Paris, May 2016).

Retro Africa was created as a community of art enthusiasts, curators and collectors. They provide a platform for emerging and established African artists through a range of creative outlets, such as Pop-up exhibition, Art fairs, intercultural dialogues and their online medium. Their aim is to spread awareness and encourage a cycle of growth and learning within the African art scene.

Retro Africa Co-Founders, Abdul Umar and Dolly Kola-Balogun , in collaboration with Nordic Hotel, are excited to welcome you to this unique showcase, an entertaining evening full of inspiring art and stimulating discussions.


DATE: 10th November, 2017, Friday

TIME: 6:00PM

VENUE: Nordic Hotel (at Blucabana), Plot 1322, Shehu Yaradua Blvd, Mabushi District, Abuja, Nigeria.


DATE: 11th – 12th November, 2017, Saturday & Sunday

TIME: 9:00AM to 9:00PM Daily

VENUE: Nordic Hotel (at Blucabana), Plot 1322, Shehu Yaradua Blvd, Mabushi District, Abuja, Nigeria.

CONTACT: Website:

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