Eto Otitigbe is polymedia artist who digs into matters of history, technology, and remembrance leaving behind abstract sketches, sculptural objects and experiential projects. He works across mediums such as video, sound, and public installation to represent layered ideas; reflect on loss, promote togetherness, and highlight inequality. Since his professional experience spans art, design and engineering Otitigbe's creative practice investigates boundaries conditions and stress points of change.
Eto likes to travel. He has lived across the United States, Nigeria, Puerto Rico, and the United Kingdom. He operates like an open system in constant flux negotiating between the various polar regions of his identity: Nigerian-Artist-American-Engineer-DJ-Designer, to name a few.
Otitigbe's group shows include Bronx Calling: The Second AIM Biennial, organized by the Bronx Museum and Wave Hill. He has participated in the Bronx Museum’s Artist in the Marketplace (AIM) program, as well as in residencies at The John L. Warfield Center for African and African American Studies, Austin, TX; 701 CCA, Columbia, SC; Center for Book Arts, New York, NY; and Luminary Center for the Arts, St. Louis, MO. Otitigbe received a public commissions for FLOW at Randall’s Island Park and the Emerging Artist Fellowship at Socrates Sculpture Park.
Otitigbe studied Mechanical Engineering at MIT, Cambridge, MA (BS, 1999); and Product Design at Stanford University, Palo Alto, CA (MS, 2003); He earned an MFA in Creative Practice from the Transart Institute (2012).
He lives and works between Brooklyn, New York and Austin, Texas.