Karo Akpokiere

LOCATION: Lagos, Nigeria
PRIMARY MEDIA: Pencil, ink, gouache, acrylic, digital [Illustrator, Photoshop]
EDUCATION: Yaba College of Technology [graphic design diploma, 2006]
MAJOR PROJECTS:
“Zwischen Lagos und Berlin” (Between Lagos and Berlin), contribution to “All of the World’s Futures” at the 56th Venice Biennale [2015]
“Stranger, Lagos,” contribution to “Your Ad Here, Nigeria,” a project that sought to explore the relationship between advertising and everyday life in Lagos, Nigeria. [2015]
“Es gibt kein Leben ohne Liebe” (There is no life without love), [Esopus magazine, 2015-2016]
Live drawing installation [Armory Art Show, NYC, 2016]
WHAT IS THE MOST VALUABLE PIECE OF ARTISTIC ADVICE YOU HAVE EVER RECEIVED, AND FROM WHO?
“Keep exploring; attitudes and necessities always meet up at some point and when it does, people will recognize the potential solutions you propose.” –Ten Tenorio
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