Ruth Ige | Artist Overview

Ruth Ige

b.1992, Nigerian

Ruth Ige was born in 1992 in Nigeria, and lives and works in Auckland, New Zealand. She graduated with a Bachelor of Visual Arts from the Auckland University of Technology in 2016. And you are of the heavens and of the earth, her first exhibition in Cape Town, takes place in May 2024, following Freedom’s recurring dream, her gallery debut in Johannesburg (2022). Previous solo exhibitions include Between Two Dimensions at Roberts Projects, Los Angeles (2022); The poetic notions of blue at McLeavey Gallery, Wellington (2021); A Place Apart, a two-person show at City Gallery, Wellington (2020) and Traces of Secrecy, RM Gallery, Auckland (2017). Ige has participated in group exhibitions at Stevenson, Cape Town (2021-23); McLeavey Gallery, Wellington (2020); Karma, New York (2019); ST PAUL St Gallery, Auckland (2019); The Vivian, Matakana (2018); and Artspace, Auckland (2017).