Wed, 03 Nov|
Sheffield City Centre
Okocha Obasi Exhibition
Introducing Okocha Obasi :-)
Time & Location
03 Nov 2021, 19:00 – 05 Dec 2021, 23:00
Sheffield City Centre, 12 Fitzalan Square, Sheffield City Centre, Sheffield S1 2AZ, UK
About the Event
We're so happy to share a showreel of Okocha Obasi's work in DINA. We got to know Okocha earlier in 2021 when we were looking for an artist to help us visualise our call out poster for our Young Producer's program and Okocha blew us away with their incredible talent. Come to DINA during our opening hours to see the projections of Okocha's work in the bar.
The 22 year old’s practice moves between two distinct spaces within the fields of speculative design and visual image making.
Having grown up heavily involved in the underground dance scene, Okocha often uses past experiences to imagine new possibilities and forms of visual treatment. Since graduating, the young and unapologetically queer designer has already completed their first residency with the prestigious School of Speculation and has been recognised by D&AD, Make Your Own Masters, It’s Nice That 2020 Global Grads and was the first ever recipient of the It’s Nice That Extra Nice Fund, all while running their own award-winning and academically credited zine publication, RACEZINE, and club night TONGUE N TEETH. And more recently became a art director at the established Simmonds agency.Their willingness to take risks and create work with distinct personality makes this designer a one to watch!
RACEZINE started as a voice trying to work out their identity and find solitude in the white dominated student city of Leeds. Through zines, panels and workshops RZ quickly found its voice and the attitude.
From when It started 3 years ago as a very personal and small project, it has recently gaind much attention and momentum. For their distinctive style to design and community. Understanding how they both play in tangent with one another as illustrated by the awarding winning issue two zine. Since running the brand has sold over 170 copies in 5 different countries. And has raised over £3k for black centred charities. While it has been recently quite In the year 2021 it plans to make a staple return in 2022. Being more outlandish, risky, and bolder than before. Stay tuned as ‘RACEZINE is reborn’