Ima-Abasi Okon
Lives and works in London

Contact
ima@imaokon.co.uk
Portfolio on request

 

 

Work

 

 

Upcoming
2018 Gasworks’ International Fellowship Programme, Njelele, Harare, Zimbabwe

Solo & Two Person Exhibitions
2018 sur— [MIX-USE COMMODITY] —plus, two person show with Alessandro Raho, Kingsgate Project Space, London, UK
2018 Parables for the BLAZER: Mahalia's EXISTENCEandEXISTENTS-HyPE fragrant stacking balm (306.HAL), Plaza Plaza, London, UK
2014 The Fountains Are Decorative and Are Not Water Play Areas, Supercollider Contemporary Arts Project, Blackpool, UK

Selected Group Exhibtions
2018 Concrete Poetries, Lower Green, Norwich, UK
2018 Canine Wisdom For the Barking Dog - The Dog Gone Deaf, 13th Dak'Art Biennale, Dakar, Senegal w/ Appau Jnr Boakye-Yiadom
2018 there's something in the conversation that's more interesting than the finality of (a title), The Showroom, London, UK
2018 PRAISE N PAY IT/ PULL UP, COME INTO THE RISE, South London Gallery, London, UK
2017 No Place to Spit, Set Space, London, UK
2017 UNTITLED: Art on the Conditions of Our Time, New Art Exchange, Nottingham, UK
2016 Members' Show, Outpost, Norwich, UK
2016 In This Soup We Swim, Kingsgate Project Space. London, UK 
2016 Changing City; Shifting Places, CCA Lagos, Lagos, Nigeria
2014 Arena, Center of Contemporary Art, Torun, Poland
2014 Onsite, TAP, Southend, UK
2014 Eckersley, Upper Street Gallery, London College of Communication, London, UK
2013 EINDE, Lokaal 01, The Netherlands
2012 London Art Book Fair, Whitechapel Gallery, London, UK
2012 Kaleid 2012 London, UK, Art Academy, London
2011 Video Network Symposium, Goethe Institute, Lagos, Nigeria
2010 Pleasure Ground 1-4, Lokaal 01, Breda, The Netherlands

Screenings
2016 Pluriversale, Akadmie Der Kunst Der Welt, Cologne, Germany
2016 Mount Florida Screenings, Mount Florida Studios, Glasgow, UK
2016 Peer Forum, Cubitt Gallery, London, UK
2015 Videonale 15., Kunstmuseum Bonn, Bonn, Germany
2015 Atomic Pictures, Paris, France
2014 Motion, Time, Space, Center for Interdisciplinary Arts, Kala Bhavana, India 
2014 Video Art Network, Lagos, Nigeria
2011 Video Network Symposium, Goethe Institute, Lagos Nigeria

Performances
2017 'I'm Gonna Love You A Little M-O-R-E Baby', w/ Appau Jnr Boakye-Yiadom, V22 Summer Club, London, UK
2017 'I'm Gonna Love You A Little M-O-R-E Baby', w/ Appau Jnr Boakye-Yiadom, Five Years, London, UK
2017 Sounding In, Sounding Out, w/ Appau Jnr Boakye-Yiadom, Spike Island, Bristol, UK

Fellowships / Residencies
2018 Coleção Moraes-Barbosa, São Paulo, Brazil
2018 Hospitalfield, Scotland, UK
2017 Villa Lena Art Foundation, Tuscany, Italy
2017 Holding Space, The Showroom, London, UK
2014 Supercollider Contemporary Arts, Blackpool, UK
2013 Royal Academy Schools, London, UK
2013 Lokaal 01,Breda, The Netherlands

Awards
2018 Nigel Greenwood Research Prize
2016 LCC / UAL Research Development Fund
2014 LCC / UAL Research Development Fund
2013 LCC / UAL Research Development Fund
2012 ACE Artist International Development Fund

Teaching Posts
2015 - Ongoing 1st Year Leader (Senior Lecturer) BA Illustration and Visual Media, London College of Communication, UAL, UK
2008 -2015 Various full & part-time posts across Foundation, BA and MA at Central Saint Martins, London College of Communication and Winchester College of Art

Interviews
W/ Director of CSW Torun Dobrila Denegri
W/ Independant Curator Hansi Momodu-Gordon

Press
Artreview Nigel Greenwood Prize

I-D ON Blackpool Art Scene (Supercollider residency mention)
UNTITLED: Art On the Conditions of Our Time
(listen in from 13:00)
The Fountains Are Decorative and Are Not Water Play Areas

Publications
Arena, Center of Contemporary Art, ISBN 978-83-62881-43-7
Oomk ISSUE 4: The Internet
Once More Onto the Breach Dear Friends, Lokaal 01 ISBN 9789081 195485
Pleasure Ground, Lokaal 01, ISBN 978 -90-811954-7-8 0
Graduate Showcase, Creative Review ISBN 9 770262 103092 09

MISC
PressforPractice - self publishing imprint