Ughegbe \ Mirror is an exhibition of new sculpture and drawings by polymedia artist Eto Otitigbe.
For this exhibition Otitigbe interweaves Afrofuturism, architecture, technology, science fiction, and organic materials to create works that speculate on our present relationship with the natural environment. “Ughegbe” is the word for mirror in Uhrobo, the West African language of Otitigbe’s cultural heritage.
An award-winning artist and curator, Otitigbe has had work and curatorial projects featured in public spaces, museums, and galleries around the world. He is an Assistant Professor of Sculpture at Brooklyn College with degrees in engineering and design from M.I.T. and Stanford, and in Creative Practice from the University of Plymouth. Much of Otitigbe’s work explores history, culture, and community as it pays special attention to forms and patterns that reference the natural world.
Otitigbe is the 2022 recipient of the Saint-Gaudens Fellowship, an annual award presented to an emerging artist.