Equation for Humanity Self-Portrait with Rotten... A Year in Protest Art Will Survive

A Matter of Perspective Artist as Santa    



The artists British-Nigerian nationality is a consequence of his mother's migration from Enugu to London as a refugee in the aftermath of the Biafra War. In the works below the artist explores his relationship to Nigeria through his absence and presence - responding to the culture, politics and history of the country.

Power without Power Hawkers            Rolling Footage Lagos Studio Archives

Boy Scout I'm Sorry I Couldn't Be There    


My Granddad's Car

Karl Ohiri and Sayed Satter Hasan are attempting to import their Grandfathers cars from Nigeria and Pakistan to the UK. They wish to park them side- by- side in their country of birth to make a statement on contemporary British identity. Using photography, video and scupture they document the intimate acts and processes involved in resolving this collaborative work.



Melting Pot What Remains             My Granddad's Car II My Granddad's Car I



Sweet Mother


A selection of works from the Sweet Mother series - A collection of autobiographical works that deal with the artist coming to terms with his mother's life and sudden death. The body of work takes its title from the popular 70s hit Sweet Mother by Prince Nico Mbarga, a song that has become an anthem to celebrate motherhood throughout Nigeria and beyond. Using the camera as a tool to reconcile fears, fantasies and desires the artist takes the audience on an intimate journey of love, loss and regrets while reminding us of their universal relevance.



The Dance You Never Saw... Memories of You           Medicine Man How to Mend a Broken Heart