Evan Ifekoya (b. 1988 in Nigeria; lives and works in London, United Kingdom)
Evan Ifekoya is an interdisciplinary artist who explores the politicisation of culture, society and aesthetics. Appropriated material from historical archives and contemporary society make up the work. By ‘queerying’ popular imagery and utilising the props of everyday life, the aim is to destroy the aura of preciousness surrounding art. Central to this practice is an exploration into the ways that collaboration might take place.
With a critical approach to technology, aspects of how it mediates our lives permeate throughout the work. Performance is approached with the same sensibility by including elements of how we express ourselves digitally today. Social media and mobile technology act as co-performers in the live event.
All of Us Have a Sense of Rhythm
David Roberts Art Foundation, London, UK
Studio Voltaire OPEN
30 years of the Future
Castlefield Gallery, Manchester
Ovalhouse Theatre and Rich Mix (London); The Marlborough (Brighton); ngbk (Berlin)
Video by Evan Ifekoya
Lyrics by Evan Ifekoya
Music – Go go Riddim
Made with the support of Grants for the Arts funding, Arts Council England.