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Open your mind to one-of-a-kind, experimental, studio-based projects and artist exhibitions in the Lightbox Studio. Specifically for artists, designers, writers, and cultural producers, Lightbox Studio allows artists to exhibit works in progress, explore ideas that are in the middle stages of development, and generate dialogue with their audiences about their work, through an artist-in-residence format. Residencies in this location run on one- to three-month intervals.

Located on the main level of Arts Commons, beside the Martha Cohen Theatre.


Current Exhibit


What Technology Scares You The Most?

Winner Brave

As a Nigerian-born visual artist and photographer, I explore themes of identity, diversity, and subconscious expression in my work. I use digital manipulation to create conceptual pieces that contrast subjects and their environments with bold colors and shapes. Through my art, I challenge viewers to question their perceptions of self and others. They convey the message of resilience and the ability to pick oneself up even in challenging times. 

There are two video installations of a girl seated and tilting her head to the side with a big smile, while the words "NFTs are cool" are depicted moving in and out of her ears in a green matrix interface. The other video depicts two boys dressed in yellow having muted expressions as the words "NFTs are cool" are shown entering and exiting their ears in a yellow matrix interface background. The exhibition aims to provide a critical and nuanced exploration of the NFT phenomenon and question whether it really solves the problems of the art world. By engaging visitors in an immersive and interactive experience, the exhibition hopes to encourage a deeper understanding and dialogue around this complex issue.

This series addresses the unstable economy/ world of NFTs. It seems glamorous from the outside. It promises to solve capitalism issues within the art industry, and almost instant success, but NFTs do not solve any of the problems they claim to solve. It is just selling optimism. The creators of NFTs (in this example, digital artists) often have little influence over how and where their work is marketed. This was an issue long before NFTs entered the scene, and the idea of NFTs selling artists is not as simple as it seems.

Exhibiting Artists

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