Emmanuel Olunkwa (b. 1994; Los Angeles) is an artist, editor, writer, and filmmaker based in New York. His work brings deep study and surprising connection across culture, fashion, urban landscape, and social ecology.
Founded in 2020 by Emmanuel Olunkwa, E&Ko. is an interdisciplinary studio producing images, furniture, and functional objects for the home and everyday use in Brooklyn, New York.
Columbia University’s Graduate School of Architecture
M.S. — Critical, Curatorial, and Conceptual Practices
The New School’s Eugene Lang College
B.A. — Race Studies, Art History, and Architectural Spatiality
He is the co-founder of November Magazine with Lauren O’Neill-Butler, and Dawn Chan, Aria Dean, and Alec Mapes-Frances.
Clients: Instagram, The Shed, 300 Entertainment, Farfetch, SSense, Adidas, Applied Arts Agency, Need Supply, Kilo Kish, JW Anderson, Thom Browne, and Abbi Jacobson.
Publications: i-D, Vogue, Interview, Artforum, Garage, Kaleidoscope, Cultured Magazine, The Guide, Teen Vogue, Document Journal, Dazed, Vice, Crack, and the Museum of Modern Art.
- Cultured: Young Curators 2021
- TheGuide.art, Hardy Hill
- Architectural Digest
- Notes on Slave Play: Metonyms, Blackness, Ecology, and Architecture
- Remodelista, A Designer on the Up
- The Radio Show
- Interview: John Akomfrah
- Floyd Home Interview
- Deana Lawson
- The Object Talk: Seth Price
- Kara Walker: Words as Images
- Interview: Mark Wigley
- David Wojnarowicz: A Story of Time
- Launch: E&Ko.