Ekene Ijeoma

Assistant Professor of Media Arts and Sciences
  • Poetic Justice

Ekene Ijeoma is an artist, ABC Career Development Assistant Professor of Media Arts and Sciences at MIT, and Director of Poetic Justice, the first artist-led and art-focused group at the MIT Media Lab. 

He researches how social and political systems unjustly affect people and develops large-scale participatory, interactive, and data-driven installations, sculptures, performances, websites, and apps that poetically expose their inequalities or engage people in collaboratively changing them. Through Poetic Justice, he researches how art can scale to that of structural injustice by developing large-scale phone, web, and street-based works that are public, community-driven, multisite, and networked.

His work has been presented by Boston Center for the Arts (2024), MIT Museum (2023), Onassis Foundation (2022), Exploratorium (2021), Van Alen Institute (2022), the Contemporary Art Museum of St. Louis (2021), Bemis Center for Contemporary Art (2021), Museum of Contemporary Art Denver (2020), Contemporary Art Museum of Houston (2020), The Arts Club of Chicago (2019), Museum of the City of New York (2019, 2018), The Kennedy Center (2019, 2017), Annenberg Space for Photography (2016), Neuberger Museum of Art (2016), Storefront for Art and Architecture (2015) and Museum of Modern Art (2015). 

He studied Information Technology (BS) at Rochester Institute of Technology (2006) and Interaction Design (MS) at Domus Academy (2008) in Milan, IT.