Invisible Borders is an artist-led initiative founded by Emeka Okereke and registered as a not-for-profit organisation in Nigeria.
The Organisation works with artists and Individuals in contributing to the patching of numerous gaps and misconceptions posed by the up-until-today colonial frontiers within the 54 countries of Africa through art and photography. Beyond that, the organisation hopes to expand its activities beyond issues that relate to geographic borders and other forms of discriminating parameters in photography and arts. It is a platform that also stands as a symbol of exchange of ideas between cultures and people.
Their flagship project is The Invisible Borders Trans-African Road Trip Project. A project where about a dozen artists (including photographers, writers, filmmakers and performance artists) collectively take road trips across Africa to explore and participate in various photographic events, festival and exhibitions while engaging on a daily basis with the environment and the people encountered. They also create The Trans-African Journal, iVisible – a platform open to the public to participate and share individual stories related to their African and African Diaspora Experiences and Borders Within – A Road Trip across Nigeria, mapping diversity across regions, states and ethnic formations in Post-Colonial Nigeria. All of them intertwine to sustain a circulatory system of exchange across many facets of social divides within the African reality, taking the African Continent as a point of departure, partnering with lots of organisations in Europe and North America.
In 2015, Invisible Borders was named one of the 100 Leading Global Thinkers by Foreign Policy Magazine.