Born in Enugu, Nigeria, Odita has lived in the United States virtually all his life. Besides being an artist, he is also a critic who has written for publications such as Flash Art and NKA, and a professor who teaches painting at the Tyler School of Art, Temple University, Philadelphia. He inaugurated the Project Space at the Studio Museum in Harlem, New York, with Equalizer (2007), was included in the Project Series at the Ulrich Museum at Wichita State University (2009). Other recent exhibitions include the 52nd Venice Biennale (2007); Ordering and Seduction at Haus Konstruktiv, Zurich (2006); Parallel Economies at Wertz Contemporary, Atlanta, Georgia (2006); the 2004 Dakar biennale; A Fiction of Authenticity: Contemporary Africa Abroad at the Contemporary Art Museum, St Louis (2003); and Black President: The Art and Legacy of Fela Anikulapo Kuti at the New Museum, New York (2003). He was awarded a Louis Comfort Tiffany Foundation Grant for 2007.
Image Courtesy of the Princeton University Art Museum