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Eto Otitigbe

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Eto Otitigbe is a polymedia artist whose interdisciplinary practice includes sculpture, performance, installation, and public art. His practice intersects history, community, and biophilic design. Otitigbe’s public works includes temporary installations in Socrates Sculpture Park (Queens, NY) and Randall’s Island Park (New York, NY). He was a member of the Design Team for the Memorial to Enslaved Laborers at UVA (Charlottesville, VA) where he contributed to the creative expression on the memorial's exterior surface. Most recently, Peaceful Journey, a tribute to Heavy D, was completed in Mt. Vernon, NY. Otitigbe’s current public commissions include: Cascode (Philadelphia, PA) and Emanativ (Harlem, NY). He is the founder of eo Studio, which received the Creative Capital Grant in 2023 for the project Tankugbe Incubation Lab. Otitigbe’s fellowships and awards include The 2023 Augustus St. Gaudens Fellowship, The CEC Artslink Project Award for travel and cultural projects in Egypt, and The Smithsonian Artist Research Fellowship at the National Museum of African Art where he explored the intersection of Urhobo language and historical objects. He is an Assistant Professor of Sculpture in the Art Department at Brooklyn College. He received a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering from MIT, an M.S. in Product Design from Stanford University (M.S.) and an MFA in Creative Practice from the University of Plymouth.