Ekene Ijeoma

Brooklyn-based Ekene Ijeoma is a socially-focused interdisciplinary artist and designer who uses data to translate overlooked facts into informed feelings.

Ekene Ijeoma is a socially focussed interdisciplinary artist and designer. He works with data to translate overlooked facts into informed feelings through websites, apps, installations, and performances.

Ijeoma is a NYFA Fellow in Architecture, Urban Structures and Design and NEW INC member. He was named in Adweek's Creative 100 as one of the 10 "visual artists whose imagination and intellect will inspire you" and Good Magazine's Good 100 for "tackling pressing global issues". He’s also been nominated for Design Museum's Designs of the Year award.

His work has been exhibited at galleries and museums including Annenberg Center for Photography, Neuberger Museum of Art, Design Museum, Istanbul Design Biennial, Vignelli Center, and Salone Del Mobile.

He has presented at events and spaces including New Museum Ideas City, Chicago Architecture Biennial, International Center for Photography, Neuberger Museum of Art, and Raleigh Contemporary Art Museum.

Ekene’s work has been featured in books and magazines including MoMA’s ‘Design and Violence’, Huffington Post, The Atlantic, Wired, Fast Company, Hyperallergic, Artsy, Designboom, Domus, Architects Newspaper, Next City, Corriere della Sera and Le Monde.

Ekene has a BS in Information Technology from RIT and an MA in Interaction Design from Domus Academy. He has been a lecturer at The New School, NYU and critic at Yale and SVA, visiting artist at VCU and School for Poetic Computation and an artist in residence at Fabrica and Ace Hotel. He was born in Fort Worth, Texas and lives and works in NYC.