B. 1977, Enugu, Nigeria.
Lives and works Berlin and Lagos.
Emeka Ogboh connects to places with his senses of hearing and taste. Through his audio installations and gastronomic works, Ogboh explores how private, public, collective memories and histories are translated, transformed and encoded into sound and food. These works contemplate how sound and food capture existential relationships, frame our understanding of the world and provide a context in which to ask critical questions on immigration, globalization, and post-colonialism.
Emeka Ogboh (b. 1977 in Enugu, Nigeria), lives and works between Lagos and Berlin. Recent and future solo museum exhibitions include Stirring the Pot, Friche La Belle de Mai, Marseille (2021), Ámà, the Gathering Place, Cleveland Museum of Art (2019), The Song of the Germans, The Power Plant, (2018), If Found Please Return to Lagos, Staatliche Kunsthalle Baden-Baden (2017), Market Symphony, Smithsonian National Museum of African Art, Washington DC (2016). Emeka Ogboh has participated in numerous international exhibitions including documenta 14, Athens/Kassel (2017), Skulptur Projekte Münster (2017) and the 56th Venice Biennale, Italy (2015),
Emeka Ogboh is also the co-founder of the Video Art Network Lagos. In 2016 Ogboh was awarded the Prize of the Bottcherstraße in Bremen. He was in 2018 a finalist of the prestigious Hugo Boss Prize and he received in 2019 (with Otobong Nkanga) the Prize of the Sharjah Biennial 14.
His work has been shown by Paris’s Imane Farès since 2018, when his first solo exhibition, No Condition is Permanent, curated by Ugochukwu-Smooth C. Nzewi, the MoMA Steven and Lisa Tananbaum Curator of Painting and Sculpture, took place.