Karl Ohiri (b. 1983) British-Nigerian artist based in London.
Primarily using photography, text, and everyday objects the artist uses methods of appropriation and recontextualisation to make art that comments on the social, political and the autobiographical. Personal experiences form the basis of his practice exploring recurring themes around the notion of family, identity, and popular culture.
Many of his projects start as written proposals where the proposal is used as a tool to take creative initative, work collectively and engage the public through art.
He has participated in international art fairs and festivals such as FNB Joburg, Viennacontemporary, Le Recontres d'Arles and the EM15 Pavilion at the 56th Venice Biennale, in addition to exhibiting in national artspaces that include: Tate Britain, New Art Exchange, The Courtauld Gallery and The National Portrait Gallery, London.
He has produced several public installations in venues such as; Heathrow Terminal 5, Southbank Centre and The University of Lincoln. His work is held in notable public collections namely Les Recontres d'Arles (2016), the Arts Council England Collection (2017) and the Welcome Collection (2018).
Alongside his solo practice he is one half of the collaborative duo Ohiri + Kassinen with fellow artist and partner Riikka Kassinen. Their studio is based in London where they both work and live.
From the series My Granddad's Car - 2016