Amaka Obioma is a multidisciplinary artist based in Ibadan. She has directed several theatre performances in Ibadan and Lomé and co-curated the event “Up in the Clouds” a community art space, exhibition and live performance with the support of the Institute of French Research in Africa (IFRA). She has also featured in a short film “We are Tired” which was screened at the monthly Phoenix Short Film Festival in Toronto. She explores the world of craft, sustainable fashion & living.
Jere Ikongio is an artist creating new media and interactive and immersive art projects. Based in Berlin and Lagos, he deals with infrastructure, (hyper)identity and archiving. He is a Magnum Foundation Fellow, a Digital Earth Fellow, and a World Press Photo grantee.
His work has been shown at the Douglas Hyde Gallery, Dublin, the 5th Odessa Biennale of Contemporary Art, International Symposium on Electronic Art (ISEA), Durban, the 11th Bienal do Mercosul, Porto Alegre, Hong-Gah Museum, Taiwan and 2nd Lagos Biennale amongst others.
James is an experimental artist and performance curator whose work investigates individuals in universal space and structure. James’ works are based on the curation of public opinion and selective observation as a tool for distorting contemporary society to create a liberal space for analyzing the structure and politics.
Assuming human societies are bordered by future anxiety and future perspectives, James’ work engages systems through the lens of an outsider to open up an alternative and interactive space that enables individuals to engage with sociopolitical issues.
James has been a resident at the Maxim Gorki’s Young Curator Academy, and Forecast School of Thinker, Theatre Forum, Dublin.