Nsikak Essien
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Nsikak Essien Born 20th December 1957 of Nigeria nationality Educational Background Primary(Itinerant) Lagos, Port-Harcourt, Calabar. Had his Secondary education between 1970 - 1975: Holy Family College, Abak Akwa Ibom State, Nigeria. Tertiary education 1975-1979: Institute of Management and Technology, Enugu, Nigeria graduating with distinction in Painting. Prizes and Awards Best Overall Graduate of the Institute, Institute of Management and Technology, Enugu, Nigeria Fasuyi Award for Best National Art Graduate (Painting)   Professional Experience 1980 -1991: Art Lecturer, Institute of Management and Technology, Enugu, Nigeria. 1991 till date: Studio Practice, full time Studio Artist.   Permanent Exhibits and Collections (Select) Presidential Villa, Aguda House, Abuja. The Asso Villa Collection, Collection of the State House, Abuja National Assembly, Abuja Central Bank of Nigeria (Headquarters), Abuja Edo State House, Abuja Lodge of the Chairman, MTN and Diamond Bank, Mr. Pascal Dozie Collection of Mr. Mudd former Director, British Council, Enugu   Exhibition(Select) 1979 Diversity British Council, Enugu 1980 Me, Myself, I. British Council, Enugu. 1986-2005 Annual Exhibitions of AKA Group of Exhibiting Artists in Enugu, Lagos. 1990 Guinness Art Exhibition National Gallery of Art, Lagos 2000 Giant Strides Tribes Hall, Lagos. 2001 Strides 2 AFA Centre, Victoria Island, Lagos 2002 Aftershave International Art Workshop/Exhibition, Motna Museum. Jos, Nigeria. 2002 Time Art Gallery, L:agos. 2003 African Passage ir Gallery, London. 2003 Colours Nigeriana, Nigerian Consulate, Johannesburg, South Africa 2004 Stakes of Value, Nigerian of International Affairs, Lagos 2005 Art for Peace United Nations 60th Anniversary Exhibit, Musan, Lagos. 2005 A Bend I the River, National Museum, Lagos 2008 Curator, Aresuva First African Regional Exhibition and Summit of Visual Art Organised by National Gallery of Art. 2009 Guild of Professional Fine Artists, Terra Kulture. 2012 Togetherness - Art Exhibition Celebrating South-South Economic Summit. Delta Convention centre, Asaba