As part of last month’s 1:54 FORUM programme at 1:54 Contemporary African Art Fair in London, Nigerian sound artist Emeka Ogboh was in conversation with Nick Hackworth, Creative Director at Modern Forms
Through his audio installations Nigerian artist Emeka Ogboh explores how private, public, and collective memories and histories are translated, transformed and encoded into sound and sonority. Ogboh’s work contemplates how sound captures existential relationships, frames our understanding of the world, and provides a context in which to ask critical questions around immigration, globalisation and postcolonialism.
Modern Forms collaborated with 1:54 Contemporary African Art Fair on a new audio installation by Ogboh, which was installed for the duration of the fair.
Emeka Ogboh has participated in numerous international exhibitions including the 56th edition of La Biennale di Venezia, Italy (2015); documenta 14, (2017), Athens and Kassel, and Skulptur Projekte Münster, 2017. Ogboh is co-founder of the Video Art Network Lagos. In 2016 Ogboh was awarded Prize of the Bottcherstraße in Bremen.
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