public art

In her site-specific public art commissions (the President’s House [2010], Free Library of Philadelphia- Logan Branch [2016]) and community engagement projects (Elephants on the Avenue: Race, Class, and Community in Historic Germantown [2015-2017]) Ife Nii Owoo has created work that comes from, and inspires, dialogue about suppressed histories, freedom, and African American community visions of, and struggles for, justice. 

 

2010          

The President’s House: Freedom and Slavery in the Making of a New Nation,  

Commemorative Site, Independence National Historical Park, Phila. PA

 

2015 - 2017  

Elephants on the Avenue: Race, Class, and Community in Historic Germantown, Pew Center for Arts and Heritage

 

 

2014 - 2017   

Read: A Pathway to Hope, Free Library of Philadelphia, Commission for Logan Branch, Library Foundation and Percent for Art

2018-19  
Ogun & the People.

Site Specific Commission for Kulu Mele's premiere performance on November 30, 2019, installed at Annenberg Theatre.


 

 

Read: A Pathway to HOPE

Read: A Pathway to HOPE

Elephants on the Avenue

Elephants on the Avenue

Elephants on the Avenue

Elephants on the Avenue

Elephants on the Avenue

Elephants on the Avenue

President's House Memorial

President's House Memorial

President's House Memorial

President's House Memorial

President's House Memorial

President's House Memorial

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21st Century Libraries: Logan Library 1% for Art Logan Library Branch Collaborating Artist (Poet) Trapeta Mayson This work focuses on the importance of literacy and to celebrate the writers and poets whose work and writing reflect the struggles, the hopes, and aspirations of the Logan community. My process consisted of engaging with the community through meetings and conversations as I worked on various visual concepts.