Meet The Artist

Diana Ejaita

Diana Ejaita was born in Italy and studied fine art in France and Germany and lives in Lagos and Berlin.

Her practice moves across illustration, textile and fashion design. She uses fabric as a medium and as a way to reconnect to her Nigerian heritage. Through textiles, she tells stories of her experience as a child of the diaspora.

Where do you live? Where do you work? At the moment I live in Florence, Italy and I work as an artist in residency at Villa Romana.

Describe a typical day for you: Wake up and bring my daughter to kindergarten. I then start my studio work - on sculptures or an illustration commission. In the afternoon, I pick up my daughter and we play in the garden together. We sometimes grab ice cream on the way home. I always prepare food for dinner, read books with M, get her to sleep and then work some more!

Name a book that you read recently and loved: Igiaba Scego "Adua"
Favorite snack: Fruit!
Favorite color combination: Blue - Black - Red

What is your most treasured possession? I do not own her but the most precious thing is my daughter.