Evan Ifekoya’s current work investigates the possibility of an erotic and poetic occupation using film, performative writing and sound, focused on co- authored, intimate forms of knowledge production and the radical potential of spectacle. Their work has been presented at Gasworks London and Camden Arts Centre (2018) Contemporary Arts Centre New Orleans as part of Prospect 4; Embassy Gallery, Edinburgh, KW institute, Berlin; New Art Exchange, Nottingham; Plymouth Arts Centre; ICA and Serpentine Galleries, London; Wysing Arts Centre, Cambridgeshire; (2017); Transmission Gallery, Glasgow; and Stevenson Gallery, Cape Town (2016). In 2017, Ifekoya was an Art Foundation Fellow in Live Art. Forthcoming includes a solo exhibition at De Appel opening in January 2019.
Evan Ifekoya UK 2019
Contoured Thoughts is a meditation on desire, recovery and the rituals of communion. A guide and conspirator alike, Ifekoya takes the viewer to another realm where time all but stands still. Regenerated by the blackness of water and land, the artist offers a moment to share the intimate, the erotic and the otherworldly.
The 2018 Projections Commissions films will launch at a special event in Newcastle on Friday 22 February 2019, after which they will be screened in front of selected features at Tyneside Cinema and partner cinemas across the UK.