emeka okereke

Emeka Okereke is a Nigerian visual artist and scholar who lives and works between Lagos and Berlin

A past member of the renowned Nigerian photography collective Depth of Field (DOF), he holds a bachelor’s/master’s degree from the Ecole Nationale supérieure des Beaux Arts de Paris. He has exhibited in biennales and art festivals worldwide, notably Lagos,
Bamako, Cape Town, London, Berlin, Bayreuth, Frankfurt, Nuremberg, Brussels, Johannesburg, New York, Washington, Barcelona, Seville, Madrid and Paris. In 2015, his work was
exhibited at the 56th Venice Biennale in the context of an installation titled A Trans-African Worldspace. Okereke is the founder and artistic director of the Invisible Borders Trans-African Project. He is also the founder and host of the Nkata Podcast Station. Okereke has served as a guest/ visiting lecturer in several art platforms and learning
institutions – notably Hartford University’s MFA program in photography and Summer Academy of Fine Arts, Salzburg, Austria and Sandberg Institut Amsterdam.
In 2018, Emeka Okereke was conferred France’s prestigious insignia of Chevalier dans l’ordre des Arts et Lettres (Knight in the Order of Arts and Letters) by the Ministry of Culture
of France as recognition of his contribution to the discourse
on art in Africa France, and the world at large. Emeka Okereke is a 2020 – 2022 Jane Lombard Fellow at the Vera List Centre, New York. He is also a visiting scholar/lecturer at Indiana University Bloomington, USA and the University of Arts (UDK) Berlin.


For more information, visit www.emekaokereke.com.

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