Luke Agada

Master of Fine Arts in Studio, Painting and Drawing

Luke Agada (b. 1992, Lagos) is a Nigerian artist whose painting practice examines themes of globalization, migration, and cultural dislocation within the framework of a postcolonial world and its impact on neo-cultural evolution.

Luke earned a bachelor’s degree in Veterinary medicine (DVM) during his undergraduate study while practicing as a self-taught artist. He later went on to obtain an MFA in Painting and Drawing at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. He has participated in several group shows in Lagos, Accra, Abuja, Casablanca, etc. His work has been published in several journals and magazines, including The Pinch Journal publication at the University of Memphis. He has also been a recipient of various awards including the Global Warming International Art Prize, AII, New York in 2020; the Janet and Russell Doubleday Award at The Art Students League of New York in 2022; and The Helen Frankenthaler award at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago in 2022.