frameless series, Munich

Makoko Sawmill (2015), will screen at the frameless series, Munich – an event which explores new developments in the digital age, with experimental electronic music and media art.

Curated by Karin Zwack and Dr. Daniel Bürkner

frameless series opens in Munich, May 11th

Location: MUG im Einstein, 81675 Munich
20:00, Admission: 19:30
Admission free


Faena Art Centre, Miami and Beunos Aires

Initially shown in Geneva at the Biennale of Moving Images at Centre d’Art Contemporain Genève Red Gold travels to Miami to be installed at Faena Art Centre (13 -30 April), as an extension of the Biennale, with a small selection of work by 7 artists.

Next it travels to Faena Art Centre, Buenos Aires (opens 22 May).

Thanks for the mention Miami Times

Learn more and preview Red Gold

Arbeitsstipendium für bildende Kunst, Hamburg Kunsthaus

I’m really delighted to have been shortlisted for the city of Hamburg’s yearly “Arbeitsstipendium für bildende Kunst” prize.

The “Arbeitsstipendium für bildende Kunst” is a yearly prize provided by the Kulturbehörde Hamburg – the city’s cultural department, to support 10 artists and their practice. An exhibition of 21 shortlisted artists will be presented at Kunsthaus Hamburg and a jury will nominate 10 artists for the award.

Exhibition opens 5th December until 8 Jan 2017, Kunsthaus, Hamburg



VISIO: Outside the Black Box, Florence

This year’s edition of “VISIO. European Programme on Artists’ Moving Images“, in Florence, includes the selection of my film “Makoko Sawmill“. Taking place in the Teatro Cinema La Compagnia, and curated by Leonardo Bigazzi, this forth edition, titled “VISIO. Outside the black box”, is an exhibition programme of 12 international artists’ moving image works which falls under the umbrella of the yearly “Lo schermo dell’arte Film Festival”.

The presentation in the Teatro of Cinema La Compagnia questions traditional film formats, with the works shown in hidden spaces, not usually accessible to the public. “Makoko Sawmill” will be shown projected high in the black space behind the Teatro’s main projection stage.

VISIO. European Programme on Artists’ Moving Images is a project promoted by Lo schermo dell’arte Film Festival which supports the development of a European network between institutions, artists and professionals who work with art cinema and video.

The exhibition is produced by Lo schermo dell’arte Film Festival in association with FST-Mediateca Regionale Toscana.

Cinema La Compagnia
November 16 – 20, 2016
Opening: Wednesday November 16, 6.00 – 8.00pm
Thursday 11.00am – 3.00pm
Friday – Sunday 11.00am – 5.00pm

LagosPhoto 2016, Lagos, Nigeria

The 2016 edition of LagosPhoto, has invited the participation of one of my early works “Lagos Island” (2012).

Founded by Azu Nwagbogu (Director African Artists’ Foundation), this year’s festival is curated by a team including  Maria Pia Bernardoni and photographer Cristina de Middel.

Thematically led, 2016 centers on “Rituals and Performance: Inherent Risk”.

The 2016 festival commences 22rd October, 2016 at the Eko Hotel & Suites in Victoria Island, Lagos and continues for a month.

LagosPhoto is the first and only international arts festival of photography in Nigeria, established in 2010. In a month long festival, events include exhibitions, workshops, artist presentations, discussions and large scale outdoor prints displayed throughout the city with the aim of reclaiming public spaces and engaging the general public with multifaceted stories of Africa. LagosPhoto aims to establish a community for contemporary photography which will unite local and international artists through images that encapsulate individual experiences and identities from across all of Africa.

Marl Medienkunst-Preise 2016, Marl, Germany

I’m very happy to have been shortlisted for Marl Video Art Award 2016. Organised by Skulpturenmuseum Glaskasten Marl, the committee selected “Destiny“, 2016.

Installed projected on massive steel plates, “Destiny” hinges between film and sculpture. The work portrays a saw sharpener in the floating water community of Makoko, Lagos, Nigeria.

Previously shown at “Potlatch”, a group show curated by Ian Kiaer in May 2016 at “De Ateliers”, Amsterdam, NL, I’m excited to show it once again in Marl.

The exhibition opens on 23. October 2016 with the award ceremony of the winners. The exhibition is expected to last to 12 February 2017.

I look forward to seeing you – all welcome.

Marl Video Art Award 2016 – opens 12 noon 23 Oct, 2016 until 12 February 2017, Skulpturenmuseum Glaskasten Marl, Marl, Germany