Emeka Ogboh primarily works with sound, video and photography by way of investigating the acute historical, economic and social infrastructure of cities, and, in particular, his city of residence, Lagos. The corpus of works produced from these sound recordings has led to the project Lagos Soundscapes, which documents the mammoth city through sound works. The resulting soundscapes oscillate between physicality and immateriality. Having been intentionally installed in public spaces, Ogboh investigates notions of place and displacement, cultural narcissism, and globalisation through direct and indirect modes of aurality.
He has participated in exhibitions, screenings, festivals and installations
on a national and international scale, which include the Istanbul Triennial in Maksem, Istanbul in 2013; African Art and the Shape of Time at the University of Michigan Museum of Art in Ann Arbor, USA in 2012; and The Progress of Love at the Menil Collection in Houston, USA in 2012-2013. Ogboh is also co-founder of the Video Art Network Lagos in Lagos and a member of the African Centre for Cities’ African Urbanism Initiative at the University of Cape Town in Cape Town, South Africa.