b. 1988, Iperu, Nigeria
Resides in London
Evan Ifekoya is an interdisciplinary artist, exploring 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, Ifekoya aims to destroy the aura of preciousness surrounding art. Ifekoya’s current work investigates the possibility of an erotic and poetic occupation using film, performative writing and sound, focused on co-authored, intimate forms of knowledge production and the radical potential of spectacle. Their ongoing project 'A Score, A Groove, A Phantom' explores archives of blackness, sociality and inheritance as they diffract through queer nightlife and trauma in the present moment. Ifekoya is an Art Foundation Fellow in Live Art for 2017. Ifekoya’s recent work has been presented at: Wysing Arts Centre, Cambridgeshire; New Art Exchange, Nottingham (2017); Transmission Gallery, Glasgow;Serpentine Galleries, London; Stevenson Gallery, Cape Town and Whitstable Biennial (016). Upcoming exhibitions include ‘A Net Made Of Individual Knots’ at Embassy Gallery, Edinburgh in May 2017. Collaborative projects include Collective Creativity: Critical reflections into QTIPOC creative practice and Network11.