Kadara Enyeasi | Nigeria
Kadara Enyeasi is a fine art photographer born in Lagos, Nigeria where he still currently lives and works.
His work is influenced by an understanding of form, space and perspective, mostly due to his background training as an architect.
His early influences stretch from the high concept layered order of the ‘five points’ postulated by Le Corbusier to the classic avant-garde portraitures of early West African photographers.
Driven by a narrative, his eye, through the camera always sees something that wills the audience in; the images seeming to riff with the shadows of a serene everyday sexual provocation.
Principally a photographer, Kadara has recently ventured into experimenting with different media such as painting, sculpture and installation. His work moving forward will focus strongly on gender and sexual rights vis-a-vis institutions and these institutions’ culpability in promulgating specific rights-exclusive agendas.
Selected solo exhibitions:
Is It Not Enough For The Sea To Be Beautiful? Ko Gallery, Lagos
Before and After Science, the Africa Centre, UK
Negro in the sacred idiom, A Whitespace Creative Agency
L’Ouverture I&II, STRANGER Lagos
Half Current, A Whitespace Creative Agency
Photographs, A Whitespace Creative Agency
Selected group exhibitions:
L’Ouverture, Fauna, Palais de Tokyo, Paris
L’Ouverture, Fauna, Rakuten Fashion Week, Tokyo
Dey Your Lane, Lagos Variations at the Lagos at 50 Expo, Lagos Afrikulture Group Showcase, Lagos
New African Photography II, NATAALX RedHookLabs, New York Foam X AAF, Foam Talents at Foam 3h, Amsterdam
Human Encounters, N o Commission Berlin, Berlin
Change Your Style, LagosPhoto Festival
Afrofuturism, Bamako Biennale
Dey Your Lane, L agos Variations Brussels (June 2016)
Another, Lagos Photo Festival (October 2015)
L’Ouverture III, ART21 ‘Platform’ group exhibition (December 2015)