Emeka Ogboh

Emeka Ogboh‘s art practice is deeply rooted in engaging with places through a multisensory approach, encompassing sight, hearing, taste, smell, and touch. His installations and culinary projects are collages of sensory elements, aimed at exploring the translation, transformation, and encoding of private, public, and collective memories and histories into diverse sensorial experiences. Ogboh’s work delves into the realm of sensory perception, capturing our connection to the world, shaping our understanding of reality, and providing a platform to address critical issues such as migration, globalization, and post-colonialism. Recently, he has ventured into the world of music, debuting with the album Beyond the Yellow Haze on the Ostgut Ton sub-label A-TON in 2021. He continued this musical journey with his second album, 6°30′33.372″N 3°22′0.66″E, released under his self-founded label, Danfotronics in 2022.

Ogboh’s artwork has been exhibited at numerous international venues, including documenta 14 in Athens and Kassel (2017), Skulptur Projekte Münster (2017), the 56th edition of La Biennale di Venezia in Italy (2015), and the Dakar Biennale (2014). His works are also part of established art collections across the world, such as MoMA, Tate Modern, The Smithsonian Museum of African Art, The Contemporary Art Collection of the Federal Republic of Germany, the MMK Frankfurt, The Cleveland Museum of Art, The Centre Pompidou  Paris, and many more.

Ojuelegba is part of Sonic Worlds, a year of programming exploring diverse sound, musical, and listening practices as they figure in our everyday lives and in various fields of study. Support for the exhibition has been provided by The John B. Hurford ’60 Center for the Arts and Humanities and Haverford College’s CRAFT initiative