The Green Book Project


Ekene Ijeoma creates artworks at the intersections of life experiences and data studies, poetic acts and analytic insights, and aesthetic quality and social efficacy to embody social issues and expose the systems affecting us as individuals.

Artist Bio

The Green Book Project is a series of publications and interactive installations developed through storytelling and mapping workshops that reimagine the Negro Motorist Green Book for “traveling while Black” in today’s “New Jim Crows.” The series aspires to create visibility, accountability, and solidarity for the state of Black mobility and safety today as W.E.B. Du Bois did for the state of Black life in America in 1900.


Award Year
2019
Status

In Progress

Ekene Ijeoma

Brooklyn, NY | Boston, MA

Ekene Ijeoma is a first-generation Nigerian-American artist. He creates artworks at the intersections of life experiences and data studies, poetic acts and analytic insights, and aesthetic quality and social efficacy to embody social issues and expose the systems affecting us as individuals. His work takes the form of websites, apps, sculptures, interactive and sound-reactive installations, and music performances.

His recent artworks include Pan African AIDS and Deconstructed Anthems. Pan African AIDS is a series of sculptures which explore the hypervisibility of the AIDS epidemic in African and hidden one in Black America. It is exhibited in “Germ City: Microbes and the Metropolis” at the Museum of the City of New York through May 2019. Deconstructed Anthems is a series of sound-reactive installations and music performances which explores the inequalities of the American Dream and realities of mass incarceration through “The Star-Spangled Banner.” It was presented at the Kennedy Center and Day for Night Festival.