Ikem Stanley Okoye
Ikem Stanley Okoye is a Nigerian-born, British-trained and practised architect, and American-trained historian of art and architecture who now teaches at the University of Delaware. His essays on African art, architecture and the landscape are published in a variety of scholarly journals and in book anthologies such as Cultural Heritage Landscapes in Sub-Saharan Africa, edited by John Beardsley; Art History and Fetishism Abroad, edited by Gabriele Genge and Angela Stercken; Exiles, Diasporas & Strangers, edited by Kobena Mercer; and Architecture and Pictures, edited by Karen Koehler and Christy Anderson. His forthcoming solo-authored book Hideous Architecture (Leiden: Brill) explores emergent, locally imagined architectural modernisms in the vicinity of art. He enjoys a research-oriented practice in architecture as Ikem Okoye + Anubis Architecture, a globally oriented virtual platform which has received commissions in Boston (USA), London (UK), and Lagos and Enugu (Nigeria).