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

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."

In–progress

Deconstructed Anthems is a music composition, jazz performance and light installation, which transforms the Star–Spangled Banner into a social barometer which responds to the state of the mass incarceration, racial inequality, and The American Dream.


Featuring composer/pianist Kris Bowers (Dear White People/Emmy–winner), trumpeter Ambrose Akinmusire (Blue Note) and bassist Burniss Earl Travis (13th/Grammy-nominated). Commissioned by Day for Night in Houston. Curated by Alex Czetwertynski. Research and data in partnership with Vera Institute of Justice

2017

Heartfelt for Panorama is an interactive installation that brings you hand-in-hand with festival-goers to close the circuits of social polarization Video 1 • Video 2


Commissioned by Panorama for The Lab. 


2017

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


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




2017

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