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Emeka Ogboh

Artist talk with Emek Ogboh as part of the talk series World in My Eyes*.
Buy your ticket here: Stockholms Stadsmission (free for students)

Emeka Ogboh (b. 1977) is a Nigerian artist based between Lagos and Berlin.

Ogboh will speak about how his artistic practice connects to places through hearing and taste. His sonic installations and gastronomic works explore the translation of private, public, collective memories and histories. He is interested in their transformation and encoding into sound and food and his talk will touch on these provoke the viewer/listener to consider existential relationships, frame our understanding of the world, and provide a context in which to ask critical questions on immigration, globalization, and post-colonialism.

Ogboh’s work has been presented at the Museum Tinguely, Basel (2023), Humboldt Forum, Berlin (2021), the Friche La Belle de Mai, Marseille (2020), The Power Plant, Toronto (2018), and the Smithsonian National Museum of African Art, Washington DC (2016), among others. He has participated in numerous international exhibitions including the 56th Venice Biennale (2015), documenta 14 in Athens and Kassel (2014), and Skulptur Projekte Münster (2017). He is also the co-founder of the Video Art Network Lagos. In 2016, Ogboh was awarded the Prize of the Bottcherstraße in Bremen. In 2018, he was a finalist in the prestigious Hugo Boss prize, and in 2019, he was awarded the Sharjah Biennial 14 Prize (with Otobong Nkanga).

* World in My Eyes: An Artist Lecture Series presents Emeka Ogboh, Yazan Khalili, Nairy Baghramian, and Pope.L whose pioneering practices in sound, performance, sculpture, and painting are transforming the field of contemporary art. The initiative is organised by Konstfack University of Arts, Crafts and Design; Moderna Museet; and the Royal Institute of Art; and is hosted in 2023-2024 by Mötesplats Mariatorget, Stockholms Stadsmission.

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