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STATEMENT

By centering on imposition and the tension it produces, my work recurrently employs performative strategies to intervene in the shifting contest around rights and freedoms epitomised by territorial struggles. Performative actions are used to play with space and place, often combined with large-scale textile installations. Taking momentum from matters arising within the local, I look outward to draw on the commonality of universal human relations.

By drawing on the influence of multiple artistic traditions, I also move beyond tactile forms to employ the use of text and speech as intervention, in works such as Boko, to interrogate penal codes enshrined in divine law, often sealed off from scrutiny.

Since much of my process sets out to question and reconsider inherited ideas, my approach remains expansive and multi-disciplinary, including photography, film and publication.


BIO

Eca Eps (1986, Nigeria) is a contemporary artist whose practice is concerned with material notions of space and place in relation to rights and freedoms, investigating these themes loosely through performance and the materiality of tapestry installations. Her works and performances have been exhibited and staged internationally in the USA, Denmark, Germany, the Netherlands, Israel, and the UK. Her work was featured in Phaidon’s 2015 publication Visual Impact: Creative Dissent in the 21st Century. In 2017, her UK solo exhibition opened at ORT gallery, Birmingham commissioned by Arts Council England. She holds an M.A. in Art and Politics from Goldsmiths, University of London.


STUDIO
Thamesside studios, Woolwich Riverside, London
(Studio visits by appointment only)


CV

Solo Exhibitions

07.09.2017 – 11.11.2017
From Chibok To Calais: Ort Gallery, Birmingham, UK
Curated By Josephine Reichert, Commissioned by Arts Council England

 

Residencies

(2018) Art Cube Artists’ Studios, Jerusalem

 

Presentations & Performative Lectures

(2016) Sacred Sites and Shifting Spaces: Autograph ABP, London
(2014) Gender and Sexuality in Postcolonial Africa Conference, Nssuka, Nigeria

 

Publications

(2017) Contemporary Performance Almanac edited by Caden Manson.
(2015) Visual Impact: Creative Dissent in the 21st Century by Liz McQuiston. Published by Phaidon

 

Group Exhibitions

2019

01.11.19 – 03.11.19
Small Acts ArtX, Lagos

24.10.19 – 27.10.19
100% VROUW Alkmaar, the Netherlands

01.02.19 – 24.02.2019
U Bent Hier (You Are Here): The PLAYroom, Zaandam

 

2018

09.12.18
Global Videos: the Netherlands / Germany / Pakistan / Hong Kong

31.08.18 – 29.09.18
My Earth Your Sea Our Skies:Klimawechsel (Climates of Change) MKH Biennale, Halberstadt

 

2017
14.10.2017 – 22.11.2017
Living On The Edge: Lagos Biennial, Nigeria

12.03.2017 – 28.05.2017
Duizend Bommen En Granaten (One Thousand Bombs And Grenades): Den Helder

2016
16.11.2016 – 08.12.2016
Ibero-American Utopias: Embassy of Brazil, London

10.12.2016
‘Work This Earth’ Performance: Podium De Flux, Zaandam

20.08.2016 – 19.09.2016
Global Village: Stichting White Cube, Copenhagen

24.06.2016 – 04.07.2016
Global Village: Stichting White Cube, Landshut

30.04.2016 – 29.05.2016
Systemic Equality: Arcilesi Homberg Fine Art, New York

28.01.2016 – 17.04.2016
Faith [In]Action: United Theological Seminary, Minneapolis

28.01.2016 – 17.04.2016
Hands Up, Don’t Shoot Her: Intermedia Arts, Minneapolis

 

2015
25.11.2015 – 19.12.2015
I Can’t Breathe: Arc Gallery, Chicago

10.11.2015 – 15.11.2015
Outcry: African American Museum, Philadelphia

24.09.2015 – 27.09.2015
Refit: Rag Factory, London