Emeka Ogboh works primarily with sounds and videos to explore ways of understanding cities as unique, characteristic cosmopolitan spaces. It has been his goal to employ field recordings to explore the history and aural infrastructure of cities, in particular his city of domicile-Lagos, Nigeria.
Emeka obtained a Bachelor of Art degree in Fine and Applied Arts from University of Nigeria, Nsukka in 2001. He has exhibited variously in Nigeria, and Internationally at venues including the Centre for Contemporary Art, Lagos; Massachusetts Museum of Contemporary Art; Shin Minatomura, Yokohama; Museum of Contemporary Arts Kiasma, Helsinki; Rauternstrauch-Joset-Museum, Cologne; Museum of Contemporary Arts, Roskilde; International Contemporary Art Fair (ARCO) Madrid, and at Venice Biennale under the one minutes train.
Emeka is the Co-Founder of the Video Art Network Lagos, a member of the African Centre for Cities Project on African Urbanism, and the Urban Dialogues International Collective. He is also an affiliate member of the World Forum for Acoustic Ecology, and was part of the Media Lab in Africa Delegation to the 16th International Symposium on Electronic Art, ISEARHUR 2010.