I'm collaborating with Medium Tings, Brooklyn to release two wallpapers! For more information click here - https://lnkd.in/e535dA_J

Medium Tings Wallpapers are one-of-a-kind collaborations with artists exploring the intersection of art and design. Karo Akpokiere’s work straddles the line between fine art and graphic design and in doing so, questions the traditional hierarchies that exist between both disciplines.

"Growing up in Lagos, graphic design, textiles, and pattern design, presented through print and electronic media, played a significant role in the formation of my visual identity. The mix of T-shirt graphics, sneakers, advertising, streetwear, and comic books available locally and from different parts of the world gave me a feeling for form, composition, color, and made me sensitive to how messages and stories can be shared in ways that are accessible, ways that are as direct as they are subtle, ways that are solely aesthetic."

These designs express a rhythmic and intuitive approach to making, which is at the heart of Akpokiere’s practice. "These wallpapers are a celebration of the beauty and joy of making, of the manipulation of lines with no end in mind, of connecting with place and interests, of taking a walk in the dark and feeling your way through to textured surfaces bound by lines and color."

I'm showing new work at the exhibition "The Fog of War" at the Goethe-Zentrum, Baku, Azerbaijan. The exhibition will travel to Georgia, Armenia. Kazakhstan, Uzbekistan and Germany in 2023. 

"The exhibition The Fog of War is organized by Goethe-Zentrum Baku, co-funded by European Union Delegation, supported by Kapellhaus and coordinated by PlatformArt. The project brings together artists from Azerbaijan, Ukraine, Kazakhstan, Norway, as well as from Germany in an exhibition that allows very subjective approaches to the tragedy of war. It is less about documentary strategies than about insights into the human condition itself, i. e. the “treasure of souls that was extorted from so many” as Andreas Gryphius laments in his sonnet “Tears of the Fatherland” in the middle of the Thirty Years’ War".
I made some drawings for Yemisí Aríbisálà's story "Birth: A Story of Secrets". The story is a recent addition to Wepresent's Literally Series. You can view the drawings and, read or listen to the story by clicking here 
I contributed an essay to the new book "Graphic Design is not Innocent" by Professor Ingo Offermanns. "The publication aims to initiate a dialogue between designers, scholars, critics, and commissioners, who investigate responsibilities, potentials, politics, limits, and risks of designing visual communication". For more information and to buy a copy, click here
Glad to be nominated for the 2022 Paula Modersohn - Becker Kunstpreis. The exhibition runs from 26. November to 5. March 2023. More details here
I will exhibit a tapestry at the 17th Tapestry Triennale, Central Museum of Textiles, Łódź, Poland from 8. October to 15. April 2023. More information here.
I created an online store to indulge in my interest in artist publications of any kind. The image above "Angel of Light", is a print adapted from a mural I painted in 2012. To visit the store click here. To buy the print click here.
Lost Drawings project at MMCA (National Museum for Modern and Contemporary Art) Residency Changdong, Seoul from the 3rd of March, 2022. 
I'm currently developing my first woven tapestries at the TextielLab, Textiel Museum, Tilburg, Netherlands. The tapestries will be completed in January 2022.
I have been awarded the 2021 Lichtwark-Förderpreis by the city of Hamburg, Germany alongside the artist Julia Phillips. For more information, click here

Die Vergangenheit ist ein Weg (The Past is a Path) 2020, is a drawing project I made for MARKK Museum, Hamburg's exhibition - "Hey Hamburg, kennst du Duala Manga Bell?".  For more details, please click here
I collaborated with Moncler for their '2 Moncler 1952' F/W 2021/2022 men collection. For more images, click here
'Anointed Cutz' (image above) is part of the exhibition 'Textures: History and Art of Black Hair' at the Kent State University Museum, Ohio. For more information, click here
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