Ugochukwu-Smooth C. Nzewi is an artist, art historian, and Curator of African art at the Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth College, Hanover, New Hampshire, USA.
He holds a B.A. in Fine and Applied Arts from the University of Nigeria Nsukka, Nigeria, a postgraduate diploma in Museum and Heritage Studies from the University of Western Cape, South Africa, and a Ph.D in Art History from Emory University, Atlanta, USA.
Nzewi has participated in many international artists’ residency and workshop programs and over 35 art exhibitions in Africa, Europe, and the United States. He has curated exhibitions in important venues in Africa and North America. He is a recipient of several academic fellowships, scholarship, and artists’ awards, including Robert Sterling Clark Foundation Fellowship (2011) and Smithsonian Institution Fellowship (2012). He has also published extensively in reputable art journals including African Arts, Studio, World Art and SAVVY.