Born in: 1965


Born on February 12, 1965 in Jos, Plateau State, Umeh Bede Ifeanyichukwu is a Nigerian professional artist. Umeh obtained a Higher National Diploma in Painting from Yaba College of Technology. He worked as an illustrator with an advertising agency in Bodija, Ibadan called Arbil, before retiring into full-time studio practice. His works can be found in major private and public collections in Nigeria and abroad. He lives and works in Lagos.

Umeh is an active member of the Society of Nigerian Artists Lagos branch and the Visual Art Society of Nigeria. 


Umeh Bede is an artist who has participated in numerous exhibitions in Nigeria. Among all of them we can highlight the following ones:

1. Group Exhibition, Terra Kulture (2014).
2. Beyond Boundary, Nubuke Gallery Accra, Ghana (2013).
3. Nothing But The Truth, Mydrim Gallery (2012).
4. Pastel Exhibition, Mydrim Gallery, Ikoyi (2011).
5. Express It, Omenka Art Gallery, Ikoyi (2011).
6. Ties, Thought Pyramids Art Gallery, Abuja (2010).
7. Miniature Exhibition, Terra Kulture (2009).
8. ISOKAN by Iponri Studios at Terra Kulture Victoria Island, Lagos (2009).
9. Society of Nigerian Artists (SNA) Lagos October Rain (2008, 2009, 2010, 2011).
10. Iponri Studios Exhibition at National Museum Onikan, Lagos (2008).

11. Dream, Didi Museum (2001).
12. Our Cultural Values, National Museum (1999).
13. From the Cradle, Goethe Institute (1998).
14. Images of Our World, Didi Museum (1995).
15. Yaba of Technology Family Ties National Museum (1996).
16. Children Support League National Theatre (1994).
17. Mydrim Gallery (1994).
18. NYSC Presidential Award Week at Sheraton Hotels and Towers, Abuja (1991).
19. ADSA Exhibition, Yaba College of Technology (1989-1990).