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Nigeria’s Nnorom Among M&C Saatchi Group  Art for Change Winners

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A Nigerian, Samuel Nnorom, from Nsukka, made the country and Africa proud as he was announced one of the winners at the M&C Saatchi Group and Saatchi Gallery Regional Winners of its annual art initiative.

Africa winner Samuel Nnorom’s ’After the Pandemic’

The Art for Change Prize invited emerging artists from around the world to creatively respond to the theme of ‘Equality’ for the chance to win a grand prize of £10,000.

The Art for Change Prize aims to reignite access to art and culture amongst younger and underrepresented audiences, and in doing so aims to inspire a new, more diverse generation of creatives.

With over 2,500 entries received from artists based in 130 countries within M&C Saatchi key global regions (UK, Europe, Americas, Asia, Australia, and Africa), a winner from each location has now been carefully selected by some of the best business and creative minds from M&C Saatchi Group globally and a special selection of eminent guest judges.

The winners

Africa: Samuel Nnorom from Nsukka, Nigeria for his work – After the Pandemic

Americas: Rachel Zhang from Pennsylvania, United States for her works – The American Dream and Fruit Market in the Gvnt’s Garden

Asia: Sharon Cheung from Hong Kong for her Our Time series

Australia: Clare Jaque Vasquez from Queensland, Australia for her work The Hunter & Gatherer

Europe: Jaroslaw Lisicki from Wroclaw, Poland for his works – Untitled and We

UK: Felix Chesher from London, England for this works Proximity and Prep

Samuel Nnorom

Robert Grace, chief strategy officer at M&C Saatchi Group South Africa and Art for Change judge, said, “The results of the regional winners have placed a spotlight on Africa’s creative space within the global art scene with African creativity once again displaying its ability to show up. With entrants from across the world tapping into their heritage and drawing from their unique cultural backgrounds, the 6 regional winners of 2022 Art for Change initiative have once again re-enforced the depth and expression of true creativity”.

Each winner will receive a cash prize. The total prize fund of £20,000 will be split between the six regional winners, five to receive £2,000 each and one overall winner to receive £10,000.

Additionally, all artists’ winning works will be exhibited in a dedicated exhibition at Saatchi Gallery from 8 December 2022 until 6 January 2023.


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