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STAGES Speaker Series | Ekene Emeka-Maduka Artist Talk

February 17, 2023


Plug In ICA is thrilled to announce an artist talk with Ekene Emeka-Maduka, as part of our STAGES Speaker Series.
In the run-up to the summer exhibitions, we will be conducting a succession of talks as part of the STAGES Speaker Series. Each artist will share their practice with the Winnipeg public in a formal presentation. Throughout the winter, as part of their research, all visiting artists will get the chance to tour and visit various sites across the city to become acquainted with local culture and history ahead of their summer project.

Please join us on February 17th at 6 pm for Ekene Emeka-Maduka’s talk, taking place at the Asper Centre for Theatre & Film, 400 Colony Street, Room 0T10.

For more information and images about Ekene’s practice, visit her Instagram @ekenemaduka.

Ekene Emeka-Maduka is a visual storyteller based in Treaty 1, Territory 1 (Canada). She camouflages into characters in somewhat relatable backdrops that subtly subvert reality. She achieves relatability in her work through semiotics from mundane moments with commonplace significance in her home country, Nigeria, pit against moments potentially recognizable globally. Emeka-Maduka builds dramatic worlds that constantly question the version of reality we actively contend. She studies the relationship between self-identification and communal identity. The vessels in her work and their built universe are alive. They shed their skins through time, gradually becoming animated and birthing nuanced expressions, colours, and feelings relevant to ever-changing human conditions. Maduka’s works are shown locally and abroad. Most recently, at Lausanne Switzerland with Fabienne Levy Art Gallery and Untitled Fair Miami Beach.



February 17, 2023
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