Anogwih is a visual artist living and working in Lagos, Nigeria. His work interrogates the concept of identity, mobility and migration. They take the form of experimental photopainting/ drawing, video, installation and producing maps.
As a practicing artist, his work has been shown at several international art exhibitions and projects such as Videonale in Lagos, Nigeria, Biennale Jogja XII, Indonesia, Shifting Africa, Mediation Biennale, Poznan, Poland, Suspension of Disbelief. Brundyn+, Cape Town South Africa; ANALOGUE EYE – Video Art Africa. National Arts Festival in Grahamstown, South Africa.Film and Video Folkwang. Museum Folkwang, Essen, Germany, Jardim Canadá Centro de Arte, Belo Horizonte, Minas Gerais, Brazil, 5th International Festival of Video-art, FIVAC Camaguey, Cuba, Imagined Communities, Golden Thread Gallery, Northern Ireland; SAVAC/Monitor 9. New South Asian Experimental Film & Video. South Asian Visual Arts Centre. Toronto, Canada; Concreta Sonho – Resident Artists (Solo Show) Galerie Krinzinger, Vienna, Austria, amongst others.
Anogwih was a Goethe-Institut Fellow at the Documenta (13), Kassel, Germany and Goethe- Institut Moving Africa Participant at Salon Urbain de Douala (SUD) 2013. He is a founding member and Co-coordinator Video Art Network Lagos, (www.vanlagos.org).
This is a body of work that recreates the logic of mobility, migration and movement of people and ideas, appropriating multiple forms that recreate a motorized scenery that aesthetically link the macro and micro spatial entities of our territories to vectors of a new geography.