Ekene Ijeoma is an artist, Assistant Professor of Media Arts and Sciences at MIT, and Director of Poetic Justice Group at MIT Media Lab.
Exhibitions • Breathing Pavilion in Plásmata at Pedion tou Areos in (Athens, GR) • Heartfelt at The Reach at The Kennedy Center • CAM Anywhere at Contemporary Art Museum of St Louis • Beyond CAMH at Contemporary Art Museum of Houston • Interviews/Features Document Journal • Modern Art Notes • Boston Globe • FRAME • Code as Creative Medium (Book) • Newsletters February ‘22
Peacemaker is an interactive light installation that invites participants to physically connect with one another by holding each other's hands and the poles to let the energy flow between them and activate the lights.
Steel pipes, acrylic tubes, LEDs, rocks, dirt, wood, custom electronics, code • 35 x 8 x 23 feet • Commissioned by Exploratorium for Glow at Exploratorium
Breathing Pavilion is a light installation that invites participants to syncopate their breathing with the pulsating lights and humming white noise of the fans to connect with each other and their environment. Website
Inflatables, LED lighting, steel, concrete, marble chips, fans, electronics • 33 x 9 x 33 feet • Commissioned by Van Alen Institute and Downtown Brooklyn Partnership • Premiering in Europe in Plásmata at Pedion tou Areos in Athens, Greece organized by Onassis Stegi • Performances TBA
Heartfelt #2 is a light installation that invites the participants to connect with one another by holding each other’s hands and the poles to let the energy flow between them and activate the lights.
Steel poles, wood, acrylic tubes, LED, custom electronics, code • 36 x 8 x 40 feet • Commissioned the Kennedy Center for THE REACH
A Counting is a series of multimedia linguistic portraits of the U.S. created by crowdsourcing recordings of people counting to 100 in any spoken or sign language and remixing them into counts to 100 with a different person and language for every number. Website
Realtime software-generated video and sound, automated phone system, and audio recordings from locals • Variable dimensions • Produced with Poetic Justice • Currently on view in The Mary Elizabeth Dee Shaw Gallery • CAM Anywhere at Contemporary Art Museum of St. Louis • Beyond CAMH at Contemporary Art Museum of Houston • Previously in Bemis Center for Contemporary Art • Who We Are at the Museum of the City of New York