Emeka Ogboh

Nigerian, b. 1977

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Emeka Ogboh

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Nigerian, b. 1977

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In experimental videos and soundscapes, Emeka Ogboh animates the experience of living in contemporary Lagos. Ogboh’s use of dynamic media stems from his attention to the specific auditory texture of the city as well as his desire to produce alternatives to static representations of urban life. He highlights the passage of vehicles and people in public spaces, assessing how sounds and images change in relation to the economic and social shifts of the city. “Lagos is largely a work in progress and throughout this period the city sounds of course have been in constant flux. New structures are being established, while old ones are being dismantled,” Ogboh has said. In addition to making a sonic representation of his experience in Lagos, Ogboh creates an auditory time capsule of a constantly changing city at a particular moment in history.

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Group show at a major institution
Brooklyn Museum, and 3 more
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frieze, and 1 more
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Included in a major biennial
Venice Biennale International Exhibition, and 2 more
Biography

In experimental videos and soundscapes, Emeka Ogboh animates the experience of living in contemporary Lagos. Ogboh’s use of dynamic media stems from his attention to the specific auditory texture of the city as well as his desire to produce alternatives to static representations of urban life. He highlights the passage of vehicles and people in public spaces, assessing how sounds and images change in relation to the economic and social shifts of the city. “Lagos is largely a work in progress and throughout this period the city sounds of course have been in constant flux. New structures are being established, while old ones are being dismantled,” Ogboh has said. In addition to making a sonic representation of his experience in Lagos, Ogboh creates an auditory time capsule of a constantly changing city at a particular moment in history.

Career Highlights
Learn more about artist insights.
Group
Group show at a major institution
Brooklyn Museum, and 3 more
Publication
Reviewed by a major art publication
frieze, and 1 more
Fair
Included in a major biennial
Venice Biennale International Exhibition, and 2 more
Articles Featuring Emeka Ogboh
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Oct 17th, 2019
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Apr 10th, 2017
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The Brooklyn Museum Is Transforming the Way We Think about African Art
May 3rd, 2016
The Brooklyn Museum Is Transforming the Way We Think about African Art
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