Onyeka Igwe is an artist filmmaker, programmer and researcher. She is born and based in London, UK.


In her non-fiction video work, Onyeka uses dance, voice, archive and text to expose a multiplicity of narratives. The work explores the physical body and geographical place as sites of cultural and political meaning.


Onyeka’s video works have been screened at Artists’ Film Club: Black Radical Imagination, ICA, London, 2017; Seeing the City, Guildhall Art Gallery, London, 2012; and at film festivals internationally including the London Film Festival, 2015; Rotterdam International, Netherlands, 2018 and 2019; Edinburgh Artist Moving Image, 2016; Images Festival, Canada, 2019, and the Smithsonian African American film festival, USA, 2018.


Recent solo projects include and a collaborative exhibition with Aliya Pabani, Corrections, Trinity Square Video, Toronto, Canada, 2018 and a  solo exhibition, No Dance, No Palaver, Alchemy Film & Moving Image Festival, Hawick, Scotland, 2018. 


Recent group projects include there’s something in the conversation that is more interesting than the finality of (a title), The Showroom, London, UK, 2018, World Cup!, articule, Montreal, Canada, 2018; Arguments, Cordova, Vienna, Austria, 2017; Multiplex, Nuit Blanche, Toronto, Canada, 2016; and In the Shadow of the Rainbow, Sunday Drive Art Projects, Warkworth, Canada 2015.




Photo by Sarah Bodri