Karl Ohiri (pronounced Oh-hir-ri) is a British-Nigerian artist, photograher and archivist.
His conceptually driven practice explores the human condition and the lived experience by merging two inseparable strands of existence.

The Self:

Autobiographical and confessional works based on personal experiences and encounters. The works challenge the boundaries between the private and the public - inviting the viewer to discover the in-between personal spaces that shape his practice, thoughts, and sense of self.


The Other
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Societal works based on current affairs, social issues and cultural heritage. The works comment on the attitudes and culture of contemporary society - using art and intervention as a way to facilitate dialogues with the public in thought-provoking ways.


His diverse practice captures a wide range of human emotions, in a minimalist approach that seeks to create art from the everyday, incorporating the use of photography, video, text and everyday objects.
Alongside his artistic practice he is the founder and co-guardian of the Lagos Studio Archives. The project aims to collect, preserve and present the archives of a generation of Lagos based photographers that discarded their film negatives due to a shift from analogue to digital photography.