Emeka Ogboh

Nigerian, born 1977

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Emeka Ogboh

Nigerian, born 1977

70 followers

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.

Selected career achievements
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Group show at a major institution
Brooklyn Museum, and 3 more
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Reviewed by a major art publication
frieze, and 1 more
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Included in a major biennial
Venice Biennale International Exhibition, and 2 more
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