Ekene Ijeoma is an artist, designer, NYFA Fellow, and New Lab/Simons Foundation Fellow

He's featured in GDUSA's People to Watch "who embody the spirit of the creative community", Adweek's Creative 100 "visual artist whose imagination and intellect will inspire you" and GOOD's GOOD 100 "tackling pressing global issues."

The Ethnic Filter is a website that blurs you out putting you face-to-face with diversity in design. Website

Commissioned by AIGA for Design Census • Featured in Fast Company DesignDezeenDomusElle Decor Italia

Heartfelt is an installation that brings you hand-in-hand with other New Yorkers to close the circuit of social polarization and light up Times Square, the heart of NYC.

Named a finalist in Times Square Arts Heart Competition curated by Urban Design Forum

Look Up is an app that gets you off your phone and in tune with yourself and your city’s rhythms and vibrations from block-to-block. VideoApp

Commissioned by Google Creative Lab for Android Experiments • Named a finalist in Fast Company’s World Changing Ideas Awards • Featured in CBC Radio Spark • Wired UK • Art Quarterly (UK) • Huffington Post ArtsFast Company DesignVice The Creators ProjectArtsyHyperallergicPSFKCore77The Atlantic CitylabArchPaperNext CitySleekTechnicallyVårt Land (NO)Gazeto Do Povo (BR)W Radio La Hora Del Regreso (CO)

Wage Islands is an installation that floods NYC showing where workers can afford to keep their heads above water from low to high wages. Video 1Video 2

Commissioned by Storefront for Art and Architecture for Measure • Named a finalist in Fast Company’s World Changing Ideas Awards • Featured in ArchPaperArch DailyDoggerelDesignboom (IT)Huffington PostFusionThe Atlantic Citylab • MSN • Domus (IT)KQEDVice The Creators Project • Courrier International (FR)

The Refugee Project is website that follows refugees around the world showing where they left, went to and why from 1975 to now. Website

Ekene's work has been exhibited at galleries and museums including Annenberg Center for Photography, Neuberger Museum of Art, Storefront for Art and Architecture, Istanbul Design Biennial and Design Museum

New Americas, Annenberg Space for Photography, Los Angeles
Landed, Neuberger Museum of Art, Purchase
No Place Like Home, Repairing the World, New York
Information Everything, Information+ Conference, Emily Carr University of Art + Design, Vancouver

Designs of the Year, Design Museum, London
Measure, Storefront for Art and Architecture, New York
The Art of Networks, New York Hall of Science, New York
Istanbul Design Biennial

Building the Digital City, Center for Urban Real Estate, New York
Strata, Oreilly, Santa Clara

Looking Back Designing Forward, Vignelli Center for Design Studies, Rochester

That’s Design, Salone Del Mobile, Milan

Build/Decay, The Kitchen, New York

Soundwalk, Koos Art Center, Long Beach

He has presented at events and spaces including Design Indaba, Neuberger Museum of Art, Raleigh Contemporary Art Museum, New Museum Ideas City, Chicago Architecture Biennial and International Center for Photography

Design Indaba, Cape Town
Van Alen, New York

Adobe Max, San Jose
Friends Work Here, Brooklyn
School of Visual Arts, New York
Weird Reality, Carnegie Mellon, Pittsburgh
Core 77 Conference, Los Angeles
Hopscotch Design Festival, Raleigh Contemporary Art Museum, Charlotte
Neuberger Museum of Art, Purchase
Wordhack, Babycastles, New York
School for Poetic Computation, New York
100kin10, Math for America, New York
Creative Technology Week, New York
Gray Area Festival, San Francisco

International Center for Photography, New York
Chicago Architecture Biennial
Storefront for Art and Architecture, New York
Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond
New York University, Brooklyn
The New School, New York
Gray Area Festival, San Francisco
Codecademy, New York 

Visualized, Times Building, New York
School for Poetic Computation, New York
LISA, New York
Bay Area d3 User Group, Yelp, San Francisco
GeoNYC, Google, New York
University of San Francisco, San Francisco

Pecha Kucha, Mediamatic, Amsterdam
Creative Capital, Hospital Club, London

Picnic, Amsterdam

Ekene has a BS in Information Technology from Rochester Institute of Technology and an MA in Interaction Design from Domus Academy. He has been a lecturer at The New School, guest lecturer at Columbia, New York University, University of San Francisco, The New School and School of Visual Arts (SVA), guest critic at Yale and SVA, visiting artist at Virginia Commonwealth University and School for Poetic Computation and an artist in residence at Fabrica and Ace Hotel. A Nigerian-American, he was born in Fort Worth, Texas and lives and works in New York City.