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.
In 2015 she participated in the group show Embodied Spaces curated by Christine Eyene at Framer Framed in Amsterdam. Highlights of 2018 include her first major solo exhibition at Gasworks London and being part of the sound system collective that emerged out of it – Black Obsidian Sound System. In January 2018 she opened a solo exhibition of A Score, A Groove, A phantom, A Congregation at De Appel, Amsterdam and Drowning in a sea of data at La Casa Encendida, a group show curated by Joao Laia.
Framer Framed, Amsterdam, NL
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.