Eseosa Edebiri was born and raised in Northern California. She received her BFA from The School of the Art Institute of Chicago and now resides in Chicago.
Edebiri's work reflects an interest in autonomy and thoughts on intergenerational trauma while having a slight cheeky playfulness to it. She has a very tactile side to her practice, exploring touch and accessibility, aiming to create worlds and build settings as well. Giving representation to BIPOC is often present, all too often those stories are told after they've passed. We continue to see instances of police brutality and Edebiri aims to touch on those losses without desensitizing us to the trauma of it all, sharing sparks of joy and fleeting happiness that they do experience while they're alive.
Image: Eseosa Edebiri, Akugbe Series (from left to right):
Akugbe; Iyobọ Reaching, handmade latch hook rug, 2020, 3 x 4.5 ft
Kia Kukpe; Coming Together, handmade latch hook rug, 2021, ~5 x 6 ft
Akugbe; No Re Eha “Unity of Trinity” – Encompassing Togetherness, handmade latch hook rug, 2019, 4 x 5.5 ft