The first solo exhibition in London and a major new commission by London-based artist Evan Ifekoya, whose recent works in film, performance and sound explore intimate and co-authored forms of knowledge production and the radical potential of spectacle. Ifekoya’s ongoing project A Score, A Groove, A Phantom (2015-) explores archives of blackness, sociality and inheritance as they diffract through queer nightlife and trauma. Drawing from their current research around Buddhist practice, speculative fiction and the echo as affective encounter, Ifekoya’s Gasworks commission will focus on polyvocality and the sculptural potential of sound.
Evan Ifekoya is an artist based in London. Recent exhibitions include: Contemporary Arts Centre New Orleans, as part of Prospect 4; Embassy Gallery, Edinburgh; New Art Exchange, Nottingham; Plymouth Arts Centre; and Wysing Arts Centre, Cambridgeshire (all 2017); Transmission Gallery, Glasgow; and Stevenson Gallery, Cape Town (both 2016). Ifekoya is an Art Foundation Fellow in Live Art for 2017.
Evan Ifekoya’s exhibition is commissioned and produced by Gasworks, where Ifekoya has been a studio holder since June 2017.