nwaobiala is a Black Nigerian-American trans nonbinary creative from Anambra State, Nigeria and Prince George's County, Maryland. As a multi-disciplinary experimental artist, they exist within blurred medium lines, intersecting at film, photography, digital design, painting, writing, and music. Wielding art as a catalyst, nwaobiala drives conversations about queerness and gender identity within historical and cultural contexts in the African Diaspora.

nwaobiala is a 2020 Bakanal de Afrique Artist Fellow and a 2020 Kolaj Institute Collage Lab Artist. Currently based in Maryland, they are pursuing their Bachelor's Degree in Industrial Engineering. nwaobiala uses they/them and he/him pronouns. (Photo by Rayven Tate)

Workshops & Talks:

2020 Artist Talk, Bakanal de Afrique festival 

2020 Intimacy Workshop, Amherst College Multicultural Resource Center 

2020 Breaking the Silence, International Day Against Homophobia, Transphobia and Biphobia Festival, AfroQueer Podcast

2020 Art Talk, AfroQueer Live Fest 

Exhibitions:

2020 'a new memory', Bakanal de Afrique, Virtual 

2019 'we are more than bodies', Kioko Mwitiki Art Gallery, Nairobi, Kenya)

Interviews: 

2020 nwaobiala: Reaching and Reflecting through Art

2019 nwaobiala, The Artist Healing the Hidden Traumas of the African Diaspora

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