Evan Ifekoya

A Person of Unidentifiable Gender Moves Freely Across The Room, 2016


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42 x 29.7cm

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About the artwork                           

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.

About the artist                        

Evan Ifekoya (b. Iperu, Nigeru 1988). Ifekoya’s recent work has been presented at Wysing Arts Centre, Cambridgeshire; Transmission Gallery, Glasgow; Serpentine Galleries, London; and Stevenson Gallery, Cape Town (2016). Recent performances include Sticky Black: A Broadcast at Jerwood Space, London and A Score, A Groove, A Phantom: The Extended Play  Whitstable Biennial 2016. Upcoming solo exhibitions will take place at Embassy Gallery, Edinburgh in 2017. Collaborative projects include Collective Creativity: Critical reflections on QTIPOC creative practice and Network11. 

Studio Voltaire has been supporting artists for over twenty years, through our renowned programme of exhibitions, performances, events and education projects as well as providing affordable studios.

We have gained a reputation for championing both emerging and underrepresented artistic practices, often at key stage in the artist’s career. These have included Marvin Gaye Chetwynd, Phyllida Barlow, Ruth Ewan, Elizabeth Price, Jo Spence, Joanne Tatham & Tom O’Sullivan, Richard Slee and Cathy Wilkes.

The gallery also provides an important UK platform for international artists, often providing them their first-ever presentation in the UK. These have included Nairy Baghramian, Thea Djordjadze, Nicole Eisenman, Judith Hopf, Paulina Olowska and Henrik Olesen.