Commissioned by TRG in partnership with Edinburgh Art Festival, a new sound work is currently in production by the Nigerian sound and installation artist Emeka Ogboh is a response to the ongoing theatre of departure as the U.K. prepares to leave the European Union. Many thanks to all of the singers and colleagues at ECA’s Reid School of Music who are supporting this production.
Emeka Ogboh (b. 1977 in Enugu, Nigeria), lives and works between Lagos and Berlin. Recent and future solo museum exhibitions include Stirring the Pot, Friche La Belle de Mai, Marseille (2021), Ámà, the Gathering Place, Cleveland Museum of Art (2019), The Song of the Germans, The Power Plant, (2018), If Found Please Return to Lagos, Staatliche Kunsthalle Baden-Baden (2017), Market Symphony, Smithsonian National Museum of African Art, Washington DC (2016). Emeka Ogboh has participated in numerous international exhibitions including documenta 14, Athens/Kassel (2017), Skulptur Projekte Münster (2017) and the 56th Venice Biennale, Italy (2015), and Dakar Biennale (2014). Emeka Ogboh is also the co-founder of the Video Art Network Lagos. In 2016 Ogboh was awarded the Prize of the Bottcherstraße in Bremen. He was in 2018 a finalist of the prestigious Hugo Boss Prize and he received in 2019 (with Otobong Nkanga) the Prize of the Sharjah Biennial 14.
Exhibition Guide with texts by Tessa Giblin & James Clegg will be published on occasion of the exhibition.