Sculptor Eto Otitigbe
Eto Otitigbe’s interdisciplinary practice investigates the intersections of race, power, and technology. With history as the foundation of his creative exploration, the artist sets alternative narratives into motion. Through this, he also creates spaces for people to experience a unique mixture of concepts.
Otitigbe has participated in numerous solo and group exhibitions including Bronx Calling: The Second AIM Biennial organized by the Bronx Museum and Wave Hill. He is a former artist-in-residence at The John L. Warfield Center for African and African American Studies at the University of Texas at Austin, and the Luminary Center for the Arts in St. Louis, Missouri. Otitigbe is currently working with Howeler and Yoon Architecture to design a memorial to enslaved laborers at the University of Virginia in Charlottesville. Otitigbe recently completed a Smithsonian Artist Research Fellowship at the National Museum of African Art in Washington D.C., where he investigated the connection between the Urhobo language of Southwestern Nigeria and objects from the museum’s collection. Otitigbe studied Mechanical Engineering at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (BS) and Stanford University (MS) and earned an MFA in Creative Practice from the TransArt Institute. Otitigbe, who is of Urhobo descent, lives and works in Brooklyn, NY where he serves as Assistant Professor in the Art Department of Brooklyn College.
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