Live Art supported by the Yoma Sasburg Estate - Winner 2017
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. The aim is to de-centre the visual in the work produced, recently by exploring the writing of images wherein the role of language is fundamental; it becomes a material that allows for new spaces of belonging, understanding and togetherness across differences, to emerge. This sense of ubiquity in language ties into Ifekoya’s interest in the potential of the ‘listener’, and the possibility for it to be a position of resistance.
Ifekoya's ongoing project A Score, A Groove, A Phantom explores archives of blackness, sociality and inheritance as they diffract through queer nightlife and trauma in the present moment. The performance lecture has been presented at Cubitt Gallery, Kings College and Whitstable Biennial in 2016 in various iterations. Other elements of the project 'This Catalogue of Poses' a radio play, has been shown at Transmission Gallery, Glasgow, Serpentine Galleries, London and Wysing Arts Centre, Cambridge as well as broadcast on BBC Radio 3's Late Junction. 'She Was A Full Body Speaker' a new moving image work has been screened at The Showroom, London and Unity Theatre, Liverpool.
Other recent work has been presented at: IMT Gallery and Assembly Point, London; and Stevenson Gallery, Cape Town (2016). Recent presentations have taken place at Jerwood Space and ICA, London as well as CCA, Glasgow. Upcoming exhibitions include 'Untitled: A Sign of Our Times', New Art Exchange, Nottingham and 'All Channels Open', Wysing Arts Centre as well as a solo exhibition that will take place at Embassy Gallery, Edinburgh in May 2017. Collaborative projects include Collective Creativity: Critical reflections into QTIPOC creative practice and Network11.