Ibiye is a multidisciplinary artist. Her work engages with technology, trade and material within the African Diaspora.
At the RCA, Ibiye tutors in Media Studies and ADS2 at the School of Architecture. She holds an MA in Architecture from the RCA and a BA in Fine Art from Central Saint Martins.
School, Centre or Area
Ibiye’s practice uses architectural tools to create video, augmented reality and 3D objects. Her past projects in Sierra Leone, Nigeria and Ethiopia investigated the dynamics of technology as a means to explore the glitches and tensions between digital infrastructure and the landscape.
Ibiye is a member of the design collective Xcessive Aesthetics and also runs a clothing line called Such A Fan, which was presented in a performance at the Victoria and Albert Museum in 2016 with Gal-dem.
Design Trust, 2020 Seed Grant
Ibiye received the Design Trust Grant for her research project titled ‘Remaining Threads’. Remaining Threads explores the Chinese-Nigerian textile trade in Guangzhou, China and Buguma, Nigeria.
Dean’s Prize 2019, RCA, School of Architecture
Current and recent projects
The Sacred Forest of Ethiopia
The thousands of sacred church forests in the Amhara state in Ethiopia are enclaves of religious practices and ecological intensity, in the context of the rising pressure from intensive farming and deforestation. Ibiye Camp with Emmy Bacharach and David Killingsworth explored these unique places as a system of resistance.
(This artwork was commissioned by Sharjah Architecture Triennial)
Publications, exhibitions and other outcomes
(2020) Empathy Revisited, Istanbul Design Biennial, Istanbul, Turkey
(2020) State of The Art of Architecture, Triennale Milano, Milan, Italy
(2019) Rights of Future Generations, Sharjah Architecture Triennial, Sharjah, UAE
(2019) Data: The New Black Gold, Instituto, Porto, Portugal
(2019) Porto Design Biennale, Fiction Practice, Young Curators Lab, Porto, Portugal