Ekene Ijeoma is an artist and founder/director of Poetic Justice at MIT Media Lab, currently accepting applications.

He was featured in What Can Design Do’s 31 Designers Fighting for a Better WorldGOOD'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."

 

2019
Wage Islands #2 
is an interactive installation which submerges a topographic map of NYC underwater to visualize where low-wage workers can afford to rent. 


Commissioned by Museum of the City of New York for Who We Are: Visualizing NYC by Numbers at Museum of the City of New York • Photos by Isometric Studio

2018
Pan-African AIDS 
a sculpture which explores the hypervisibility of the HIV/AIDS epidemic in Africa and the hidden one in Black America.


Commissioned by Museum of the City of New York/Wellcome Trust for Germ City:Microbes and the Metropolis • Photos by Isometric Studio



2018
Monuments for a New Era
an op-art which reimagines a former Robert E. Lee monument in New Orleans as a living monument. Website

 
Commissioned by New York Times for Monuments of a New Era • Featuring artworks from Dread Scott, Nicole Awai, Ariel Rene Jackson, Titus Kaphar and Kenya (Robinson) 

2018
American Flag
is an op-ed which reimagines the American Flag as a living object. Website

 
Commissioned by The Architect’s Newspaper • Curated by Riley Hooker (Facadomy) for Object Lessons series featuring essays from Gaetano Pesce, Nancy Davidson and TAKK Architecture • Illustration by Rad Mora