basic info (em’kal eyongakpa)

Em’kal Eyongakpa (b1981) approaches the experienced, the unknown as well as collective histories/ transgenerational memories through a ritual use of repetition and transformation.Central to Eyongakpa’s practice is the quest for negotiations, coexistence and relationships between subjective and objective realms.His recent projects/ performances, increasingly evoke transgenerational memories (epigenetics), ethnobotany, applied & ethnomycology, cosmologies among others.
He works with photography,video,sculpture, sound, text and performance.His interwoven installations not only obscures the boundaries between employed media but could also distort the notion of the real and the illusory..

“rituals…every day rituals,
rituals of power or violence,
embedded in conditioning, repeated or transformed…
not fixed – 
oscillating…”

“shamanism & a fraction of lens based media experiments might have a closer relationship than
imagined in (im)material exploration…as both present possibilities of enabling us see what is
unseen by the unaided eye…” Em’kal Eyongakpa

recent exhibitions (selected)

-Tidalectics, TBA21 contemporary, Vienna (June 6th- November 12th, 2017)

-Recent Histories, contemporary African Photography and video art, Walther Collection Ulm, (May -November 2017)
-13th Sharjah biennial, Tamawuj (March 10-June 12)

– la biennale de Montreal, The grand Balcony (October 19th 2016- January 15th 2017)

-32nd Bienal de São Paulo , Incerteza viva [Sep 10th – Dec 11th, 2016]
 -THE INCANTATION OF THE DISQUIETING MUSE. On Divinity, Supra-Realities or the Exorcisement of Witchery, SAVVY Contemporary, Berlin (June 4 – August 7, 2016)
-encounters in a lunar cycle, [non humans take mating(s)/ meeting(s) seriously],
Sound performance/ installation with Astrid S. Klein, le cyclop de Jean Tinguely, (21/05/2016)
-boh betok, audiovisual interventions, Mamfe (04/2016)
-beats/ bits of(f) sPACE(s), Apalazzo gallery Brescia (18/03-10/05/2016)  [solo]

-10th Bamako encounters, Bamako (2015)

 -“Sound as lingua franca”, Ancestral Blues, FramerFramed, Amsterdam (2015)

-??fullmoons later/wata kulture intermedia performance, Africa acts, Paris (2015)    –

negotiations (chapter1-i, dualaland-paris) , Kadist art foundation, Paris  (may-july 2015) [solo]

-we all have a sense of rhythm, curators series# 8- David Roberts art Foundation, London (2015)

 -uber die grenze der zweifel,  Wurttembergischer Kunstverein Stuttgart (2014)

– Giving contours to shadows, Saavy contemporary and NBK, Berlin (2014)

-18th International Contemporary Art Festival Sesc_Videobrasil, Sao Paulo (2013)

-Volcano extravaganza (evil under the sun), Stromboli, Italy (2013),

-Marker,Art Dubai (2013),

-We Face Forward, Whitworth Art Gallery, Manchester (2012),

-[Parallelwelten] , Kunsthalle Faust, Hannover,  ( 2012)

-10th Dak’art biennale ,Dakar (2012 ),

-[dis]placement, IFC yaounde, ( 2012) (solo)

-SYNCHRONICITY II, Tiwani Contemporary, London, (march 2012 )

-Bamako encounters, African photography biennale, Bamako( 2011).

-(in)security-Greatmore, CapeTown, South Africa (2011) (solo)

-[dis]placement, IFC yaounde, Cameroon ( 2012) (solo)

-(in)security-Greatmore, CapeTown (2011) (solo)

-Objectifs (with Patrick Wokmeni), Doual’art, Douala(2011 )

– “sun is the moon” revisited , Goethe-institut, Yaoundé ,  (2010) (solo)

– “Sun is the moon”, IFC Yaoundé,,  (2009) (solo)

-Panafrican festival of Algiers, La modernité dans l’art Africain, Algiers (2009)

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upcoming exhibitions
-Sharjah Biennial 13: Tamawuj
-other

talks/ interventions
-PAN!C Conference,7-8 September 2015, Johannesburg

-Disparaitre dans la nature, July 2015, Heidelberger Kunstverein, in conversation with Astrid S. Klein, Sylvie Arnaud, François Taillade, Soro Solo,

-Crossing boundaries of doubt, Querungen/WKV Stuttgart 2015, -fullmoon walk, sideroom, Amsterdam, Nov 2014

-KHaL!topiA- Geschichten aus dem Shrine, Oberwelt, Stuttgart, July 2013

recent publication
-BE-side(s) work, November 2014, Em’kal Eyongakpa

-Tacet no 04: sounds of utopia. January 2016

-Art review, Future greats,January-February 2016

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Residencies

2016-Association le Cyclop de Jean Tinguely, Milly la Foret.

2015-Kadist Art Foundation

2013-2014 Rijksakademie Van Beeldende Kunsten, Amsterdam, Netherlands .

2012- Guest residency, Rijksakademie Van Beeldende Kunsten guest recidency, Amsterdam, Netherlands (June 1st- August 31st 2012)

2011- Bag factory visiting artist residency program, Johannesburg , South Africa (August- September 2011)

2011- Greatmore visiting artist residency program, Cape Town, South Africa (3rd May- 3rd August 2011)
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education
-Rijksakademie Van Beeldende Kunsten (State academy for visual arts), Amsterdam, Netherlands, 2013-2014

-M.Sc in Botany & Ecology, The University of Yaoundé 1, Yaoundé , Cameroon, 2000-2005

for more information contact: studio@emkaleyongakpa.com

5 responses to “basic info (em’kal eyongakpa)”

  1. Emiliene says :

    thumb up bros

  2. me says :

    du inspiriert uns immer wieder

  3. Em'kal Eyongakpa says :

    danke! I’m humbled

  4. Danielle Essolo says :

    I love your work. Please may I have your email?

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