Artist portfolio

La Nouvelle Expression. Douala, Cameroun. 2012

Artist portfolio

Emeka Okereke


My work throughout the many editions of the Invisible Borders Road Trip takes as a central theme the idea of Intersection. I am constantly on the lookout for juxtapositions, superimpositions, and disruptions that take place within the everyday occurrences in relation to people and their immediate surroundings. In Between The Signs is a selection of momentous renditions that indicates a crosspoint between human impulses and temperaments.

These photographic works look at the intricate interactions between people and their spaces as experienced in the Africa of today – that friction between people and space in the quest for co-existence. These images represent the struggles inherent in the articulation of a Post-colonial Africa as the peoples therein employ ingenious and positive approaches to transcending the sandwiching situation of Imperialism, Capitalism and Neocolonialism.

Furthermore, they testify to an Africa at the brink of a turning point, that point where the new is struggling its way out of the old, and we are the signs as well as symptoms.

Works in this selection were created between 2009 and 2014.

Be The Me. Yaounde, Cameroon. 2012
Wishful Thinking 2, Benin, Nigeria. 2011
Working With the Shadows, Wanderers Series, En route Matema-Ethiopia. 2011
United Nation, En Route Matema-Ethiopia. 2011
Twin Walk I, Khartoum-Sudan. 2011
The Gabana Ladies II. Jos-Nigeria. 2011
The Cunningham St. Meeting, Piassa - Addis Ababa. 2011
The Blind will See. Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. 2011
The Blind Man and Mary. Piassa-Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. 2011
St_George and The Fallen Angel Onitsha, Nigeria. 2012
Silk on the Walk II. Piassa-Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.
La Nouvelle Expression. Douala, Cameroun. 2012
Laundry Lady. Ankoba Hotel Piassa-Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. 2011
Passerby. Piassa-Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. 2011
Makara II. Douala, Cameroun. 2012
Mary Slessor Entrapped. Calabar, Nigeria. 2012
Mulitple Colours I. Oumduruman Market, Khartoum, Sudan. 2011
Multiple boxes. Douala, Cameroun. 2012
Patroits. Douala, Cameroun. 2012
Shattered Perspective. Maidugiri-Nigeria. 2012
Shine Shine Bobo, Cotonou, Republic of Benin. 2009
Juvenile Exuberance, Khartoum-Sudan. 2011
Caught in the Signs. En Route Gondar-Ethiopia. 2011
Two Apart. N'djamena, Chad. 2011
Auberge Le Golpodium. N'djamena, Chad. 2011
Counting Scores. N'djamena, Chad. 2011
Multicolours. N'djamena, Chad. 2011
Monsieur Le President. N'Djamena, Chad. 2011
Street Women Cleaners. N'djamena, Chad. 2011
Twisted Maintenance. Abuja, Nigeria. 2014
Veiled Stare II. N'Djamena, Chad. 2011
Campus Wahala. Wuse Market Abuja-Nigeria. 2011
Central Statistical Agency. Addis Ababa_Ethiopia. 2012
Chilling at the Blue Nile. Khartoum-Sudan. 2011
Ethiopia on Screen II. Piassa-Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. 2011
Heavy is the Head the Wears the Crown, Utako Motor Park. Abuja, Nigeria. 2011
Craig Davids at Night. Old Market Khartoum-Sudan. 2011
Culture Concoction. En Route Gondar-Ethiopia. 2011
Embargo. Khartoum, Sudan. 2011
ETC telephone. Piassa Addis Ababa-Ethiopia. 2011