Victoria-Idongesit Udondian was born in Lagos, Nigeria and lives and works in New York, NY. Working across disciplines, Udondian creates multimedia installations and performance art. Drawing from her experiences growing up in Nigeria, she engages with West African textiles and repurposed Western material to investigate how fundamental changes in fabric can affect one’s perception of his or her identity, and ultimately a nation’s psyche.

The Republic of Unknown Territory

2018/9 PES Artist in Residence, Victoria-Idongesit Udondian is calling for participants for her upcoming project, “The Republic of Unknown Territory”.  The work produced will be exhibited at the Project for Empty Space Gallery at the culmination of her residency in the Fall of 2019.

At a time when immigrants are vilified and nationalistic biases increasingly divide developed nations, “The Republic of Unknown Territory” asks us to consider the global migration of people and questions the state of society without the contributions of immigrant populations.

This multimedia installation/performance project interrogates notions of border control and immigration and offers an opportunity for female immigrants, individual /groups and first-generation Americans to collaborate in the making process while sharing their story.

For more information or to sign up, please email