The Gender Song (2014) is a defiant call to end limiting gender categorization spun over a dancehall riddim. It is one of four in a series of works that seek to queer the music video format.
Evan Ifekoya’s practice explores ‘multiple scales of space and time’ through moving image and sonic installations. Blackness in abundance, a queer reconstituting of the body and the reparative potential of art propels their thinking. Ifekoya’s recent work has been presented at: De Appel Amsterdam, La Casa Encendida Madrid Somerset House London and Tyneside cinema Newcastle (2019), Gasworks London and Camden Arts Centre (2018) Contemporary Arts Centre New Orleans as part of Prospect 4; Embassy Gallery, Edinburgh, KW institute, Berlin; New Art Exchange, Nottingham; Plymouth Arts Centre; ICA and Serpentine Galleries, London; Wysing Arts Centre, Cambridgeshire; (2017); Transmission Gallery, Glasgow; and Stevenson Gallery, Cape Town (2016). This year, Ifekoya was awarded the Kleinwort Hambros Emerging Artist prize.
With filming support by Katarzyna Perlak.
Made with the support of Grants for the Arts funding, Arts Council England.
Installation photo: Erik Sæter Jørgensen.