Ben Osaghae was born on the 23rd June 1962 in Benin City, Nigeria, where he had his elementary and high school education. In 1982, he began a course in General Art at the Auchi Polytechnic which culminated in the award of a higher national diploma (HND) in painting in 1986. He was the best student in his class which earned him the ‘Rector’s certificate of excellence.
He taught art and literature at high school level in Benin City and Sokoto respectively. After graduation, was appointed a senior instructor at the Auchi Polytechnic; where he worked for five years. He has practiced studio art for the thirteenth year running and has had solo and numerous group exhibits both in Nigeria and abroad.
His first solo exhibition was at the signature gallery in 1995; the second was at Didi Museum in 1997; and the third was at the Goethe Institute in 2000.
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