Digital Civil Society Speaker Series: The Hair In The Cable

May 2nd, 2024 - 4:00 pm to 5:15 pm PT

Online event

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Join us for a monthly gathering that explores critical insights on the intersections and implications of digital dependencies with democratic norms and civil society values and actors. The Digital Civil Society Speaker Series is a thought-provoking forum that brings together leading experts and scholars to discuss pressing issues shaping our digital world.

The Digital Civil Society Lab is delighted to be joined by Mimi Ọnụọha who will discuss The Hair In The Cable.

Through a series of artworks, Mimi Ọnụọha will explore the messy spaces between categorization and collection, revealing the ways that absence is intimately tied to history, culture, and power.

Nigerian-American artist Mimi Ọnụọha (b. 1989, Italy) creates work that questions and exposes the contradictory logics of technological progress. Through print, code, data, video, installation, and archival media, Ọnụọha offers new orientations for making sense of the seeming absences that define systems of labor, ecology and relations.

Ọnụọha’s recent solo exhibitions include bitforms gallery (USA) and Forest City Gallery (Canada). Her work has been featured at the Whitney Museum of Art (USA), the Australian Centre for Contemporary Art (AUS), Mao Jihong Arts Foundation (China), La Gaitê Lyrique (France), Transmediale Festival (Germany), The Photographers Gallery (UK), and NEON (Greece) among others. Her public art engagements have been supported by Akademie der Kunst (Germany), Le Centre Pompidou (France) the Royal College of Art (UK), the Rockefeller Foundation (USA), and Princeton University (USA).

Ọnụọha earned her MPS from NYU Tisch’s Interactice Telecommunications Program, where she has taught as an Assistant Professor. She is a Creative Capital and Fulbright-National Geographic grantee. She is also the Co-founder of A People’s Guide To Tech, an artist-led organization that makes educational guides and workshops about emerging technology.


  • Mimi Ọnụọha - Nigerian-American artist