Ekene Ijeoma is a Nigerian–American artist, designer, visiting professor at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago and fellow at The Kennedy Center and Urban Design Forum

He's featured in GOOD's GOOD 100 "tackling pressing global issues,” Adweek's Creative 100 "visual artist whose imagination and intellect will inspire you," and GDUSA's People to Watch "who embody the spirit of the creative community."

Interviews/Features Vibe MagazinePigeons and PlanesInterview MagazineHyperallergicThe Art Newspaper • Exhibitions • Talks/Workshops The Drawing Center Mar. 1st • Internships Winter/Spring

Deconstructed Anthems
is a music performance and light installation in which a self-playing piano or music ensemble deconstruct the Star-Spangled Banner, repeating it multiple times, removing notes at the rate of mass incarceration, and ending in silence.

Featured a jazz trio including Emmy-winning pianist Kris Bowers (Dear White People), trumpeter Ambrose Akinmusire (Blue Note) and Grammy-nominated bassist Burniss Earl Travis (13th) • Commissioned by Day for Night in Houston • Curated by Alex Czetwertynski • Researched in partnership with Vera Institute of Justice • Featured in Pigeons and PlanesVibe MagazineInterview MagazineThe Art NewspaperHyperallergic


Heartfelt is an interactive light installation that prompts participants to hold hands and close the circuits of social polarization Video 1 • Video 2

Commissioned by Panorama for The Lab. 


Wage Islands: Immigrants is a sculpture which shows where low-wage immigrant workers can afford to rent in NYC.

Commissioned by Pratt Manhattan Gallery for You Are Here NYC: Art, Information, and Mapping • Curated by Katharine Harmon and Jessie Braden • Researched in partnership with Pratt SAVI.


The Ethnic Filter is a website that blurs you out putting you face-to-face with diversity in design. Website

Commissioned by AIGA for Design Census • Featured in Fast Company DesignDezeenDomusElle Decor Italia