Biennale de l’Image en Mouvement, Centre d’Art Contemporain Genève, Geneva

On the invitation of  Centre of Contemporary Art Geneva, I will create work for its “Biennale of Moving Images” opening 9 November 2016 (until 29 January 2017).  I’ll shoot a film titled “Red Gold” (working title), which explores notions of independence and Nigeria’s socioeconomic failings, portrayed through palm oil production in Western Nigeria.

I’ll shoot this work in the coming months in Nigeria, with post-production in my new studio in Hamburg where I’ll be based from the summer onwards.

“Dey your Lane!: Lagos Variations” at Bozar, Brussels

Dey your Lane!: Lagos Variations“, is a group show at Bozar, Brussels, featuring work inspired by the megacity of Lagos, Nigeria. Encompassing photography, video and soundscapes, the exhibition is curated by Azu Nwagbogu (Director Lagos Photo) and opens Friday 16 June.

I’ll show a selection of films: “King of Boys (Abattoir of Makoko)”, 2015, “Apapa Amusement Park” (2013) and “Lagos Island” (2012).

Dey your Lane!: Lagos Variations” – until 04 September 2016, Bozar Brussels.

“King of Boys” (2015) at VIDEOFORMES Festival, Clermont-Ferrand

King of Boys (Abattoir of Makoko), 2015, has been invited to screen at “VIDEOFORMES International Digital Arts Festival“, France.

Taking place in Clermont-Ferrand, King of Boys (Abattoir of Makoko” opens the “Programme 6″ on Friday 18th March, 11.30am.

King of Boys (Abattoir of Makoko) will compete for the Jury Prize “Prix VIDEOFORMES 2016″. “VIDEOFORMES” is an international festival established in 1984, since providing new developments in video and digital contemporary art.

 
 
 

“King of Boys” (2015) at the 54th Ann Arbor Film Festival, Michigan

Proud to show for the second time at “Ann Arbor Film Festival“, Michigan, where King of Boys (Abattoir of Makoko), 2015, will have its North American premiere.

King of Boys (Abattoir of Makoko” screens in competition “Programme 3″ on Thursday 17th March, 19.15pm.

“Ann Arbor Film Festival” is the longest running film festival in North America, established in 1963. The festival is dedicated to avant-grade and experimental artist film and cinema.

 

“Potlatch”, De Ateliers, Amsterdam

The yearly group show at De Ateliers, Amsterdam, marks the end of the two year artists in residence programme which I’ve participated in since 2014.

Each year, the show is curated by a guest curator or artist, and the 2016 show “Potlatch” welcomes British artist Ian Kiaer.

I’ll be showing an installation of new films and sculpture. Save the date and join us for the opening night on Tuesday 17th May from 5-7pm. The exhibitions runs from May 18th – May 29th 2016.

De Ateliers is an independent international artists’ institute founded in 1963, by artists, for artists. Over the working period of two years, International and Dutch artists are given the opportunity to work in a spacious studio with the support of a grant and critical feedback of prominent artists and critics. A working period lasts two years. Previous participants include the likes of Marlene Dumas, Urs Ficher and Thomas Houseago.

De Ateliers, Blau Kunst Magazin

German art magazine “Blau Kunst Magazin”, profiles De Ateliers in its December/January 2016 issue. Written by Gesine Borcherdt after a visit to us in Amsterdam, the article outlines what it means to be part of De Ateliers incredible history. 

I touch on my practice briefly in the article Read More