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2399 Silver Lake Blvd
Los Angeles, CA, 90039
United States


zo•e [zoh'-ee] Gk. n. life: infinite, eternal, organic
bi•os [bahy'-ohs] Gk. n. life: finite, mortal, praxis

Zoe Bios Creative was founded in Silver Lake, California in 2011.

Zoe Bios Creative has coined the term ‘ArtEntouré’ to express a full circle cross-pollination of the art world with the design world. “Our fusion of art and design inspires a vitality of meaning in the everyday, hopefully provoking a higher consciousness in the way we live with, and make use of objects.”

ZBC’s is also a traverse across cultures, understanding how the relativity of meaning thrives along side the persistent universality of beauty. “We focus on the visual organization of new forms—chance arrangements and purposeful compositions. We want to inspire unconventional thinking, and creative design solutions while maintaining a mindful attention to beauty and contentment in every object that we offer…we are artists, curators, and collaborators.”


Back To Front: J.D. 'Okhai Ojeikere & Malick Sidibé

ZBC House Collection

By:  Diane Granahan

  J.D. 'Okhai Ojeikere -  Fro Fro  - 1970

J.D. 'Okhai Ojeikere - Fro Fro - 1970

  Malick   Sidibé -   Here is My Watch and My Ring   - 1964

Malick Sidibé - Here is My Watch and My Ring - 1964

Malick Sidibé is famous for his masterful studio portraits and candid nightclub photographs filled with proud, smiling Malian youth decked out in the latest fashions. By allowing his subjects to choose how they appear, Sidibé’s photos invoke empowerment and a sense of belonging for each individual.

J.D. ‘Okhai Ojeikere is most known for his photos of elaborate Nigerian hairstyles and headgear. However, like Malick, Ojeikere’s photography is a means to record the transient creativity that articulates Nigerian social and cultural life.

Both photographers’ work give a positive nod towards Africa – be it through joy and exuberant expression, or going against colonial visualization to present the modern subject in charge of their own identity and representation.

Ojeikere passed away this February, leaving behind an archive of over 10,000 photographs. A new monograph with over 200 of his photos is currently being published by The Centre for Contemporary Art, Lagos.

If you’re in Seattle, you can see both artists’ work at the M.I.A Gallery now through January 3rd, 2015.

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