Onyeka Igwe

Guest Artist

London-born and -based artist and researcher Onyeka Igwe works between cinema and installation and is animated by the question how do we live together?, with a particular interest in the ways that sensorial, spatial, and non-canonical ways of knowing can provide answers to this question. She uses embodiment, archives, narration, and text to create structural “figure-of-eights,” a form that exposes a multiplicity of narratives. The work is composed of untying strands and threads anchored by a rhythmic editing style and pays close attention to the dissonance, reflection, and amplification that occurs between image and sound. Her works have been shown in the UK and internationally at film festivals and galleries. She was awarded the 2019 New Cinema Award at  the Berwick Film & Media Arts Festival and received the 2020 Arts Foundation Fellowship Award for Experimental Film.

Headshot of Onyeka Igwe.