Artist in Residence

Karo Akpokiere is an artist/designer based between Hamburg, Germany and Lagos, Nigeria. Akpokiere’s work focuses on fusing experiences and observations gotten from the minutiae of everyday living with his interests in the visual and written aspects of popular culture. His work straddles the line between fine art, graphic design and drawing; it can be political, social, humorous and anything else it wants to be. Akpokiere has participated in exhibitions including IV Biennial of Montevideo (2019), The 20th Contemporary Art Festival Sesc_Videobrasil, Sao Paulo (2017), “All of the Worlds Futures” ( La Biennale 2015) Making Africa, (2015) and has worked on commissioned projects for Nike, Europe and Google, San Francisco. At MARKK he is the Artist in Residence for the exhibition “Hey Hamburg, kennt ihr Duala Manga Bell?”