Back on Home Soil: Exhibition
To coincide with the release of his new film, Ofem Ubi hosted two site specific outdoor interventions in Ikom, Cross River State. The first was held within the ruins of his grandmother’s home whilst the second was hosted in his grandfather’s courtyard. Photography was strung from the remnants and existing architecture of the structures and local audiences were invited to contemplate both the works, and more widely the theme of grief which has preoccupied Ubi's recent practice.
Ofem Ubi who is a multidisciplinary artist from Nigeria, uses poetry, photography and film to drive conversations and preserve memories. Shortlisted and published in the Deep Dreams Anthology of the Nigerian Students Poetry Prize (2018), he was also internationally published in the first volume of the INKWELL Journal. His poetry film; Velvet, was selected for the Fringe of Color film festival (2021) meanwhile his film Southpaw was showcased in the inaugural National Arts in Health Week, Nigeria.