Artist Talk: Ekene Ijeoma

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Join Rebuild Foundation for a discussion with Ekene Ijeoma, an interaction designer, developer and researcher based in NYC.

Ijeoma’s work explores the artistic and humanistic properties of data and algorithms. He has worked in multiple mediums and formats ranging from commercials and music videos to websites and installations. His most recent projects, Wage Islands and The Refugee Project make pragmatic and poetic use of social, economic, and political data. Wage Islands is an interactive installation about wage and housing inequality in NYC. It was recently exhibited in Measure at The Storefront for Art and Architecture. The Refugee Project is an interactive map of refugee migration around the world. It is currently being exhibited in Design Museum’s Designs of the Year and was recently published in MoMa’s Design and Violence.

Ijeoma is a designer in residence at Orbital; and has previously been an artist in residence at Fabrica and Ace Hotel, a visiting artist at Virginia Commonwealth University and School for Poetic Computation, a lecturer at Parsons and New York University, and a critic at Yale. He studied Information Technology (BS) at Rochester Institute of Technology and Interaction Design (MFA) at Domus Academy in Milan.

Free and open to the public.

This program is made possible by the support of the Chicago Architecture Biennial.