LB°24 Participants

Em’kal Eyongakpa

Em'kal Eyongakpa (b. 1981, Manyu, Cameroons) approaches the experienced, the unknown, as well as collective histories through a ritual use of repetition and transformation.

His ideas increasingly draw from indigenous knowledge systems, ethnobotany, applied mycology and technology. His installations are often interwoven experiences which blur the boundaries of the media employed. Presented as transcriptions, within explored spaces and processes, these encounters habitually mimic and evoke elements from natural processes and phenomena.

Eyongakpa holds degrees in botany and ecology from the university of Yaoundé and was resident at Rijksakademie Van Beeldende Kunsten in Amsterdam. Eyongakpa’s works have been included in biennials such as the Ijssel Biennial, NL (2023), 39th EVA international biennial, IE (2021), the 13th Sharjah biennial, UAE (2017), 32nd Bienal de São Paulo, BR (2016). Eyongakpa is also known for his community research project spaces and autonomous art hubs such as KHaL!SHRINE Yaoundé (2007–2012), Bɔ Bɛtɔk/ ɛfukuyu, Gulf of Guinea/Western Europe (2017–).