Emmanuel Iduma, born and raised in Nigeria, is a writer and art critic. He is the author of the novel Farad and co-editor of Gambit: Newer African Writing.
He has contributed essays on art and Photography to a number of journals, magazines, and exhibition catalogues, including Guernica, ESOPUS, and The Trans-African, for which he works as managing editor. His interviews with photographers and writers have appeared in the Aperture blog, Wasafiri, and Africa is A Country.
He co-founded and directs Saraba magazine. Since 2011, Iduma has worked with Invisible Borders, a trans-African organization based in Nigeria. He played a major curatorial role in the group’s installation A Trans-African Worldspace at the 2015 Venice Biennale. He was longlisted for the Kwani? Manuscript Prize in 2013, and received the Paula Rhodes Award for exceptional achievement in art criticism and writing at the end of his studies at the School of Visual Arts, New York. In 2015, he was writer-in-residence at the Danspace Project’s Platform in New York, L’appartement 22 in Rabat, and the Thread Residency in Sinthian, Senegal. A lawyer by training, he holds an MFA in Art Criticism and Writing from the School of Visual Arts, New York.
He is currently the Director of Publications for Invisible Borders and a participant of Borders Within: The Trans-Nigerian Road Trip 2016