Winner of the ars viva Prize 2020

I am really excited to have won the ars viva 2020 prize, in association with the Kulturkreis der deutschen Wirtschaft – the longest standing institution for entrepreneurial support of the arts in Germany.

3 winners were chosen out of 49 nominated artists. The prize includes a residency at FOGO Island Canada in 2020, as well as group shows with the other winners Thibaut Henz and Cemile Sahin at GFZK Leipzig (October 2019) and Kunstverein Hamburg (February 2020), for which I will create new work in Hamburg.

Many thanks to the Jury and the Kulturkreis der deutschen Wirtschaft.

Project Grant – “Plateau”

In 2020 I will produce a new work “Plateau” (working title), generously supported by The African Culture Fund (ACF).

“Plateau” is a moving image project set in Nigeria, encompassing film, installation and publication. Supported in part by the Edith Breckwoldt Foundation which enables my residency at Künsterhaus FRISE Hamburg. “Plateau” will initially debut in an exhibition at the Künstlerhaus in Autumn 2020.

The African Culture Fund is a pan-African organisation supporting creative projects in African countries and the African diaspora.

Nominated for Han Nefkens Foundation-Arco Madrid Video Art Production Award 2019

Thrilled to be one of the ten nominated artists for the Han Nefkens Foundation-Arco Madrid Video Art Production Award 2019. 

The winning artist will receive €15,000 for the production of a new work. One copy of the final production will be donated by the award-winning artist to the Han Nefkens Foundation which will be included in its permanent collection, and the other copies will be properties of the awardee.


Amsterdam Art Weekend at De Ateliers

I look forward to presenting new work at De Ateliers during Amsterdam Art Weekend 2018.

The show, titled “Power Man”, debuts the vignettes “Power Man (Sodoko)” and “Power Man” 2018, both filmed in Lagos at the start of the year, as well as a longer two channel work “Red Gold”, 2016.

This is the first time these works are shown in Amsterdam.

Please join me in conversation with Dominic van den Boogerd on Sat 24th Nov.

Friday November 23rd, 11:00-21:00
Saturday November 24th, 11:00-18:00
Sunday November 25th, 11:00-18:00

Public Interview:
24 November at 13:00 until 14:00 at De Ateliers

Featured Artist – 64th Flaherty Seminar

The 64th Flaherty Seminar THE NECESSARY IMAGE, is programmed by Kevin Jerome Everson and Greg de Cuir, Jr.

I am so excited to be a featured guest at this year’s Seminar, participating in a series of screenings, presentations and discussions between 16-22 June.

The Flaherty seminar is held at Colgate University, Hamilton, NY.

MoMA screening

In conjunction with the 2018 Robert Flaherty Film Seminar and MoMA’s Modern Mondays, I will screen a selection of early moving-image work exploring intricate relationships between identity, place, and the construction of selfhood on Monday, June 25. Showing for the first time is “Sodoko (Power Man)”, 2018 – my most recent work.

The screening is followed by a conversation with Kevin Jerome Everson & Greg de Cuir Jr. and Sophie Cavoulacos, Assistant Curator, Department of Film.

Tickets on sale June 11.