Nnenna Okore is an artist-researcher-teacher who uses artistic practice, pedagogy and social engagements to address ecological issues. As an internationally acclaimed art practitioner, Okore has been involved in numerous participatory art projects and exhibitions designed to produce dialogue, art-making and an awareness of current environmental issues. Working largely with eco-based materials, Okore uses food-based bioplastic materials to create delicate works of art that engender dialogue about waste reduction and sustainable practices in art-making.
Okore is currently undertaking a PhD at Monash University and has a B.A degree from the University of Nigeria, Nsukka [N-su-ka), and an MA and MFA at the University of Iowa. Added to numerous national and international awards, Okore is the recipient of the 2012 Fulbright Scholar Award and 2021 Creative Victoria Fund. Her works have been featured internationally in many major exhibitions.