Open Eye Gallery: Open source #18 – Keleena Onyeaka
Venue: Open Eye Gallery
Dates: 01/10/2020 - 31/10/2020
Times: All Day
DIGITAL WINDOW GALLERY: OPEN SOURCE #18 – KELEENNA ONYEAKA
1 OCTOBER – 31 OCTOBER 2020
Digital Window Gallery Exhibition
This month’s Open Source Artist is Keleenna Onyeaka with his series Looking Back
How can we go forward without looking back? Keleenna’s series uses a timeline of male Igbo fashion that spans 100 years, using style as a research and reference point for reclaiming an identity traditionally ‘documented’ through a colonial lens. Working with Ụ́kpụ́rụ́’ – an online database for historical images of Igbo peoples and reprising the work of Igbo photographer JD ‘Okhai Ojeikere, Keleenna continues to shift the claim to representing and re-documenting a visual Nigerian culture.
Open Source is part of our responsive programme, offering our on and offline resources for others to use. There is no theme and no limit to number of submissions, but we encourage projects that engage with themes explored in our exhibitions. The aim of the platform is to make lesser-known artists more visible.
Read our interview with Keleenna here: