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Emeka Ogboh


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

Volkswagen ``danfo`` bus, 4 speakers, 6 headphones, various audiovisual equipment

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)

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