Jere is an emerging artist, who focuses his work on the urban metropolis, modernity, gentrification, identity, politics and activism. He has adopted a methodology that relates to notions of archiving and the archival. His work, which includes several collaborations as well as individual pieces, has been shown in Manchester, Bamako, Berlin, Lagos, Munich, Dar es Salaam, Cape Town and Mexico City. Using New Media and Performance Art, his work also includes interactive (and sometimes web-based) artistic projects, like a prototype participatory mobile intervention for public buses in Lagos in 2016 produced by British Council/Watershed UK's #PlayableCityLagos.
His debut short film premiered at the 11th International Festival Signes de Nuit, 2013. He participated in the 1st African Academy for Filmmakers Seminar in 2014. In 2015, he was selected for ASSITEJ's Next Generation Residency in Berlin; he was runner-up at the Ake/Air France Prize for Photography and also published 2 collections of photographs in a Dienacht Double Special Issue: Nigeria. He was commissioned to produce the ASSITEJ World Theatre Day Video for 2016 and his video, Enabled, was selected for the 2nd Biennale Boda Boda Lounge Project shown across several African cities. He participated in a group Sound Installation Exhibition, Vanishing Voices, in Lagos in June/July, 2017 and also at the 5th Odessa Biennale of Contemporary Art.
He is part of a Sound Art Group Exhibition "Vozes Indígenas" in the 11th Bienal do MERCOSUL, in Porto Alegre, Brazil from April – June 2018 and has been awarded a next generation workspace – international research residency in cooperation with Künstlerhaus Mousonturm and Theaterhaus Frankfurt for 2018/2019.
He also works full-time with Goethe-Institut Nigeria in the Technical/Media office.
P.S: He hasn't blogged in a while on thisislagos.tumblr.com or produced LagosSessions (intimate live music sessions) since 2014.