Onyeke Igwe Film/Video
Onyeka Igwe is an artist and researcher working between the moving image and installation, born and based in London, UK. She received an MA from Goldsmiths College and a PhD from the University of the Arts, London. Through her work,Onyeka is animated by the question — how do we live together? — with particular interest in the ways the sensorial, spatial and non-canonical ways of knowing can provide answers to this question. She uses embodiment, archives,narration and text to create structural ‘figure-of-eights’, a form that exposes a multiplicity of narratives. Her works have been shown in the UK and internationally at film festivals and galleries. Recent solo projects and exhibitions have been organized by MoMA PS1, New York (2023), the High Line, New York (2022); LUX, London, FORMA, London, and Mercer Union, Toronto (all 2021); Jerwood Arts, London (2019). Her films have screened at festivals including the International Film Festival Rotterdam (2020, 2019 and 2018); London Film Festival (2020 and 2015); Images Festival, Toronto (2019); Smithsonian African American Film Festival, Washington, D.C. (2018); ICA Artists’ Film Club (2017); Edinburgh ArtistMoving Image (2016); and Nuit Blanche, Toronto (2016). Igwe is a member of the London-based collective Black Obsidian Sound System (B.O.S.S.), established in 2018.She was awarded the New Cinema Award at Berwick Film and Media Arts Festival 2019, 2020 Arts Foundation Fellowship Award for Experimental Film, 2021 Foundwork Artist Prize and has been nominated for the 2022 Jarman Award.