Onyeka Igwe

Onyeka Igwe is an artist filmmaker, programmer and researcher. She lives and works in London.

In her non-fiction video work Onyeka Igwe uses dance, voice, archive and text to expose a multiplicity of narratives. The work explores the physical body and geographical place as sites of cultural and political meaning.

Her video works have been screened at Artists’ Film Club: Black Radical Imagination, ICA, London, 2017, Seeing the City, Guildhall Art Gallery, London, 2012, and at film festivals internationally including the London Film Festival, 2015, Rotterdam International, Netherlands, 2017, Edinburgh Artist Moving Image, 2016 and the Hamburg International Short Film Festival, Germany, 2016.

Recent group projects include Arguments, Cordova, Vienna, Austria, 2017, Multiplex, Nuit Blanche, Toronto, Canada, 2016, and In the Shadow of the Rainbow, Sunday Drive Art Projects, Warkworth, Canada 2015. Upcoming projects include World Cup!, articule, Montreal, Canada, and a solo collaborative exhibition with Aliya Pabani, Corrections, Trinity Square Video, Toronto, Canada, both 2018.

Onyeka Igwe is an artist on the Holding Space programme as part of Object Positions at The Showroom.

Holding Space is a one-year programme of research and support for eight UK based artists, as part of the Object Positions programme at The Showroom.


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