Emeka Ogboh lives and works in Lagos, Nigeria. He works primarily with sounds in exploring ways of understanding cities as cosmopolitan spaces with their unique characters. It has been his goal to employ field recordings to explore the history and aural infrastructure of cities, in particular his hometown Lagos, Nigeria.
SELECTED EXHIBITIONS | SCREENINGS | INSTALLATIONS
Market Symphony: Smithsonian National Museum of African Art
INVOCATIONS | The Incantation of the Disquieting Muse: SAVVY Contemporary, Berlin
Prize of the Böttcherstraße in Bremen 2016: Kunsthalle Bremen.
La Ville au loin – FRAC Centre -Val de Loire
PLAYBACK – The African Union 20 to 20,000 Hz: ifa-Galerie Berlin.
No Food for Lazy Man: Galerie Wedding – Raum für zeitgenössische Kunst, Berlin
2nd Berliner Herbstsalon: Gorki Theater. Berlin, Germany.
AFRICA: ARCHITECTURE, CULTURE AND IDENTITY. Louisiana Museum of Modern Art, Denmark.
Disguise: Masks & Global African Art. Seattle Art Museum, Seattle.
56th International Art Exhibition of the Venice Biennale, Venic
Mikromusik, Festival Experimenteller Musik und Sound Art, Berlin, Germany
HLYSNAN: The Notion and Politics of Listening, Casino Luxembourg, Luxembourg
DAK’ART Biennale, Dakar, Senegal
If You’re So Smart, Why Ain’t You Rich?, Marrakech, Morocco
The First International Biennial of Contemporary Art of Cartagena de Indias, Cartagena, Colombia
Istanbul Triennial, Maksem, Istanbul
Digitale Afrique: Les Loges de la Bastide St Joseph, Marseille
Sweet 60s: Gallery Nova, Zagreb
Infecting The City Festival: Cape Town
The Progress of Love: The Menil, Houston
African Art and the Shape of Time: University of Michigan Museum of Art
CITY SCREEN’12, Barcelona
Manifesta #15, ‘I Forgot to Remember to Forget’
We Face Forward: Manchester City Gallery & Whitwoth Gallery, Manchester
The Tie that Binds Us, Tiwani Contemporary, London
This is not Lagos V1.0, Shin Minatomura, Yokohama
Video Art Festival,Yorkshire
Afropolis: Rauternstrauch-Joset-Museum, Cologne
The Green Summary. A retrospect developed around the theme of Independence, the Centre for Contemporary Art, Lagos
Expressis Ver-bis: Exhibition of photography, video & performance: at 12th Lagos Book and Arts Festival, National Theater Lagos
Retrieving Humanity: Parallel Flux, Santa Fe, New Mexico
Identity: an imagined state video art exhibition, Centre for Contemporary Arts, Lagos
The one minutes train exhibition, 54th Venice Biennale
Doualart video art workshop, Douala,
This is Lagos:African Artists’ Foundation, Lagos
The One Minutes video workshop, Centre for Contemporary Arts, Lagos
The Unbreakable Nigerian Spirit art exhibitions Lagos, Abuja & Amsterdam
Alexandria International Media and Lights Arts (AMALA) workshop/exhibition: Egypt /
DISGUISE, The Seattle Art Museum, Seattle, USA
Sound installation (site specific), African Union Peace and Security Building, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
A Lagos State of Mind II, The Africa Center, New York, USA
Trancemission, International Biennial of Contemporary Art Foundation of Cartagena de Indias, Cartagena, Colombia
Ghost of the Machine, Goethe Institut Lagos, Nigeria
A Lagos State of Mind, Menil Collection, Houston, USA
Lagos-Manchester (LOS-MAN): (3 outdoor sound installations), Manchester, UK
This is Lagos! Commission for Westdeutscher Rundfunk Cologne (sound composition nominated for Karl-Sczuka-Preis 2012), Cologne, Germany