Benjamin Onuorah was born in August 12, 1986 in Lagos, Nigeria. He is a Visual Artist, Web Designer and Programmer with over 12 years of experience. He is a member of Society of Nigerian Artist, Lagos and member of Information Technology Professional Association (ITPA), Australia, founder of FineArt.com.ng and NEMSacademy.com and the initiator/Coordination of Ota Art Fair (www.OtaArtFair.com).
Ben graduated with ND and HND in Computer science with distinctions from the Lagos State Polytechnic and Lagos City Polytechnic respectively and also graduated with ND in General Art from Yaba College of Technology, Lagos; B.A. in Education/Fine and Applied Art from the University of Nigeria, Nsukka, Masters in Information Technology from Ladoke Akintola Univeristy of Technology, Ogbomosho and currently studying for his M.F.A in painting at the University of Benin, Benin City, Nigeria.
Ben did his artist residency programme at IICD Center, Abuja and has had both solo and group exhibitions both offline (Gallery) and Online, such as “Sublime Conversations” 2017 group exhibition at IICD center, Abuja; “Anastasia Arts Exhibition” group Exhibition, organized by RCCG Olive Tree Parish, Banana Island Lagos; “Ota Art Fair, 2018” at Ogun State recreation center, Ota, “Towards Visual Strength” online solo Art Exhibition, “Scenes and Places” online solo Art Exhibition, “Lines in between the Motives” online solo Art Exhibition via his online art gallery platform www.FineArt.com.ng; among others. His paintings also qualifies for one of the best 100 artworks for the Union Bank Art challenge 2017 in Nigeria, and publication at the Ake Festival Art Magazine.
Ben holds the following IT certifications; Microsoft Certified Technology Specialist (MCTS), Microsoft Certified Professional Developer (MCPD) .NET Developer and Oracle Certified Professional Java Programmer (OCPJP) and awards includes; SNA Lagos Stewardship Award 2017 and Lagos State Education Authority, Ikeja Merit Award in Art, 1997.
Some of his past work experiences includes Software engineering lecturer at Daleware Institute of Technology, Palmgroove, Lagos, Software engineering consultant at Soft Solutions Ltd, Lagos Island; 360 Business Intelligent, Ikeja; Product Barcode Nigeria Ltd. Ikeja, among others.
Workshops attended includes, Arts in Medicine Workshop, 2018; The Women and Youth Art Foundations (Kolade Oshinowo @ 70) workshop 2018, Google IO Conference at Covenant University, Ota; Google Development Group (GDG), Bells University of Technology, Ota.; Facebook F8 Developer Conference. Co-creation hub, Sabo Yaba, Lagos 2017 and 2nd National Conference, School of Technical Education, Yaba College of Technology where he also published and presented a paper titled "Change in ICT usage for Educational Development in Nigeria"; he is also the author of the book "Web Design and Programming" available online at http://nemsacademy.com/wdp/WebDesignProgramming.pdf
Ben lives and works from his home studio at Ota, Ogun state.
Phone number: 08029376475, 08037490533