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Emeka Ogboh

Sound - Installation - Performance - Photography

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 has participated in numerous international exhibitions including the 56th Venice Biennale, Italy (2015), documenta 14 in Athens and Kassel (2014), and Skulptur Projekte Münster (2017). 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.

Selected Artworks
Billboard: latex printing on canvas (305 x 1465 cm). With the kind permission of the Établissement public du Palais de la Porte Dorée. Albert Laprade, Palais de la Porte Dorée, 1931, © Adagp, Paris, 2019. Jean Prouvé, Grille d’entrée du Palais de la Porte Dorée, 1931, © Adagp, Paris, 2019. Alfred Janniot, Bas-reliefs du Palais de la Porte Dorée, 1931, © Adagp, Paris, 2019
Installation composed of two sound boxes with speakers, (each) 90 x 91 x 20 cm
Installation composed of 28 photographs, 40 x 66 cm (each) – 5,25 x 1,60 m (total)
Volkswagen “danfo” bus, 4 speakers, 6 headphones, various audiovisual equipment
Light and sound installation composed of three photographs printed on stained-glass and mounted on lightboxes, sound piece
Two-channel video installation, colour and audio – 4 minutes
Past Exhibitions
Curated by Ugochukwu-Smooth C. Nzewi
September 13 – November 24, 2018