Ekene Ijeoma

Poetic Justice
  • Visiting Artist

Ekene Ijeoma is a first-generation Nigerian-American artist living and working in New York. He works at the intersections of design, architecture, music, performance, and technology, creating multisensory artworks from personal experiences, social issues, and data studies.

His work has been commissioned and presented by venues and events including Modern Museum of Art (Design and Violence, New York), The Kennedy Center (Arts Summit, D.C), Design Museum (Designs of the Year, London), Istanbul Design Biennial, Fondation EDF (123 Data, Paris), Annenberg Space for Photography (New Americans, Los Angeles), Neuberger Museum of Art (Landed, Purchase, NY), and Storefront for Art and Architecture (Measure, New York).

Ekene has been awarded fellowships, residencies and professorships from The Kennedy Center (Citizen Artist, 2017/2018), New Museum (Ideas City Detroit, 2016), New York Foundation for the Arts (Architecture/Environmental Structures/Design 2016/2017), School for the Art Institute of Chicago (Mitchell, 2018), California College of the Arts (Vibrant Cities, 2017), Santa Fe Art Institute (Equal Justice, 2017/2018), New La… View full description

Ekene Ijeoma is a first-generation Nigerian-American artist living and working in New York. He works at the intersections of design, architecture, music, performance, and technology, creating multisensory artworks from personal experiences, social issues, and data studies.

His work has been commissioned and presented by venues and events including Modern Museum of Art (Design and Violence, New York), The Kennedy Center (Arts Summit, D.C), Design Museum (Designs of the Year, London), Istanbul Design Biennial, Fondation EDF (123 Data, Paris), Annenberg Space for Photography (New Americans, Los Angeles), Neuberger Museum of Art (Landed, Purchase, NY), and Storefront for Art and Architecture (Measure, New York).

Ekene has been awarded fellowships, residencies and professorships from The Kennedy Center (Citizen Artist, 2017/2018), New Museum (Ideas City Detroit, 2016), New York Foundation for the Arts (Architecture/Environmental Structures/Design 2016/2017), School for the Art Institute of Chicago (Mitchell, 2018), California College of the Arts (Vibrant Cities, 2017), Santa Fe Art Institute (Equal Justice, 2017/2018), New Lab/Simons Foundation (Science Sandbox, 2017) and Fabrica (2009).

He has been featured on the cover of GDUSA's People to Watch "who embody the spirit of the creative community", named Adweek's Creative 100 "visual artist whose imagination and intellect will inspire you" and also GOOD's GOOD 100 "tackling pressing global issues." His work has been featured in wide-ranging publications including the Huffington Post, The Atlantic, Le Monde, Corriere della Sera, Internazionale, Vice, WIRED, Fast Company, Dezeen, Designboom, Domus, Hyperallergic and Artsy. He’s appeared on TV and radio shows including Fox 4 News, Canadian Broadcasting Company (CBC) Radio and W Radio (Colombia).

Ijeoma graduated with a BS in Information Technology from Rochester Institute of Technology and an MA in Interaction Design from Domus Academy. He’s lectured and critiqued at schools including Yale, Harvard Law School, Columbia, New York University, School of Visual Arts, and The New School.