Emeka Ogboh

1977 · Nigeria

Artist biography

Emeka Ogboh is an established mid-career contemporary artist, who was born in Nigeria, like other well-known artists such as Osaretin Ighile, Ruth Ige, Kelechi Charles Nwaneri, Layo Bright, and Emeka Ogboh. Emeka Ogboh was born in 1977.


Emeka Ogboh most recent exhibition recorded on Artland was at Galerie Imane Farès in Paris (13 September 2018 until 24 November 2018) with the exhibition No Condition is Permanent. Emeka Ogboh's only other exhibition is WHAT BEAUTY IS, I KNOW NOT, which took place at König Galerie in Berlin, Germany (18 August 2019 - 12 October 2019).

Further Biographical Context for Emeka Ogboh

Emeka Ogboh was born in 1977 and was predominantly inspired creatively by the 1980s. The generation of artists that grew up in, and took inspiration from, the 1980s was influenced by a period of rapidly growing global capitalism, political upheaval, significant wealth discrepancy, global mass media and distinctive music and fashion, including electronic pop music and hip hop. The 1980s was the era of African famine, the height of the Cold War, and also the end of it, as marked by the fall of the Berlin Wall. Important art movements of the era include Neo Geo, The Pictures Generation and the international trend of Neo-Expressionism which manifested in Germany, the USA and Italy (where it was known as Transavanguardia). The decade was exemplified by artists like Anselm Kiefer, Jörg Immendorf, Enzo Cucchi, Francesco Clemente and Julian Schnabel. Street art and graffiti began to gain prominence, key artists of which include Jean-Michel Basquiat, Keith Haring and Kenny Scharf.

Emeka Ogboh

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