Ekene Ijeoma is a designer and artist. He explores the artistic and humanistic properties of data, transforming them in poetic and pragmatic ways to change how we understand our world. He was featured in Good Magazine ‘Good 100’ 2016 for “tackling pressing global issues.”
His most recent interactive installation, Wage Islands is about wage and housing inequality in NYC. It was exhibited at Storefront for Art and Architecture and featured in Huffington post, Fusion and Vice and more. His interactive map The Refugee Project, about refugee migration around the world was nominated for and exhibited in Design Museum ‘Designs of the Year’ 2015 in London. It’s also been exhibited at galleries and museums including Annenberg Center for Photography, Neuberger Museum of Art, Istanbul Design Biennial and published in MoMA ‘Design and Violence’. He has presented at events and spaces including New Museum Ideas City, Chicago Architecture Biennial and International Center for Photography.
Ekene has a BS in Information Technology from Rochester Institute of Technology and a MA in Interaction Design from Domus Academy. He’s been a lecturer at The New School, New York University and critic at Yale and School for Visual Arts, visiting artist at Virginia Commonwealth University and School for Poetic Computation and an artist in residence at Fabrica and Ace Hotel. He was born in Fort Worth and lives and works in NYC.