temitayo ogunbiyi 31 project

Born in Rochester, USA in 1984. lives and works between Lagos in Nigeria, the United States and Jamaica.

As a visual artist, Temitayo Ogunbiyi works with a range of media whose possibilities and distortions she explores through installation, sculpture, collage and drawing.
For this artist living between two continents, the essential thing is to produce a work that is always connected to the place of creation. Her work questions the exhibition space  by highlighting the correspondences and channels of communication that are created between the object and its direct environment.

From 2016, she focused her practice on drawing, focusing on the mixing of shapes by inventing unexpected fusions between Nigerian hairstyles with geometric lines and botanical elements inspired by old botanical illustrations. Through the precision of the line and the organic development of forms, the work questions its multiculturalism and its diasporic heritage. With an intimate drawing mixing ethnological and botanical references, the artist tries to find a fragile balance between her personal history and the movements of History in the broadest sense.

Trained at Princeton (2006, Bachelor of the Arts) and Columbia (2011, Master in Curatorial Studies and Critical Art Theory), Temitayo Ogunbiyi participated in 2012 in the group show The Progress of Love at the Pulitzer Art Foundation in St. Louis and the Center for Contemporary Art in Lagos.
She has also collaborated with the Tiwani Contemporary Gallery in London in 2016, Medium Tings Gallery in Brooklyn in 2017, Gallery of Small Things in Dakar in 2018 and for the exhibition Women on Aeroplanes at TOR Art Space in Frankfurt. She exhibited in 2015 at the Jogja Biennale in Indonesia, the Dakar OFF Biennale in 2014, the 10th Berlin Biennale in 2018 and the 2nd Lagos Biennale in 2019. In 2018, she participated at the Smithsonian Artist Research Fellowship.

She collaborates with 31 PROJECT gallery in Paris since 2020. Last year, her installation You will play in the every day, has been commissioned by the Madre Museo in Naples and several of her drawings have been acquired by the Musée du Quai Branly in Paris. 

 

TEMITAYO OGUNBIYI

 
 
 

CURRICULUM VITAE

GROUP SHOWS

2021

Artorama, 31 PROJECT, Marseille – France

1-54, 31 PROJECT, Londres - UK

Imaginaires émancipés, AKAA, 31 PROJECT, Lyon - France

2020

Galeristes, 31 PROJECT, Paris – France

Investec Cape Town Art Fair, 31 PROJECT, Cape Town – Afrique du Sud

Art Paris Art Fair, 31 project, Paris – France

 

2019

2nd Lagos Biennial, Lagos – Nigeria

Women on Aeroplanes, TOR Art Space, Francfort – Allemagne

 

2018

Strange Attractors (publication curatoriale créée à l'occasion de la 10ème Biennale de Berlin), Berlin Biennale 10, Berlin – Allemagne

Talisman in the Age of Difference (commissariat d'exposition : Yinka Shonibare), Stephen Friedman Gallery, Londres – Royaume Uni

Gallery of Small Things (commissariat d'exposition : Bisi Silva), Dakar – Sénégal

Women on Aeroplanes, Lagos Edition, Centre for Contemporary Art, Lagos – Nigeria

 

2017

Gallery of Small Things (commissariat d'exposition : Bisi Silva), Federal Palace, Lagos – Nigeria

The Summer Show, TAFETA Gallery, Londres – Royaume Uni

1:54 New York, TAFETA Gallery – États-Unis

 

2016

The Pineapple Show, Tiwani Contemporary Gallery, Londres – Royaume Uni

 

2015

Biennale Jogja XIII: Hacking Conflict—Indonesia Meets Nigeria, Jogja – Indonésie

 

2014

Dak’art OFF!, Galerie Attis, Dakar – Sénégal

DACHWOOD UND ZEICHNUNG, Marthashof Strasse, Berlin – Allemagne

 

2013

Nigeria Now, Ake Book and Arts Festival - The Shadow of Memory, Abeokuta – Nigeria

Six Draughtsmen, Museum for Contemporary Diasporan Art, New-York – États-Unis

The Progress of Love, The Pulitzer Art Foundation, St. Louis - États-Unis et Center for Contemporary Art, Lagos – Nigeria

 

2012

‘WW’ Independence Series, Wheatbaker Hotel, Lagos – Nigeria

The Progress of Love, The Pulitzer Art Foundation, St. Louis, États-Unis /Center for Contemporary Art Lagos – Nigeria / Keunstlerhaus Bethanien, Berlin – Allemagne

Nigeria House, Theater Royale, Londres – Royaume Uni

 

2011

Documenting Changes in our Nation, Civic Centre, Lagos – Nigeria

All We Ever Wanted, CCA Lagos – Nigeria

A kilo of Hope, Yusuf Grillo Gallery, Lagos – Nigeria

The Critiques, Third Streaming, New York – États-Unis

Poznan Biennale, Poznan – Pologne

An Exchange with Sol LeWitt, Mass MoCA/Cabinet , North Adams – États-Unis

 

2010    

Boomerang Biennale for works on paper and video, Perm Museum of Contemporary Art, Perm – Russie

Ready, Set, Create, NARS Gallery, Brooklyn, New York – États-Unis

Fields of Play ( commissariat d'exposition : Anastasia Stein), Crazycurators’ Biennale, Bratislava – Slovaquie

Do it Yourself (commissariat d'exposition : Derrick Adams), The Dash Gallery, New York – États-Unis

Durfen wir bitten, Berlin Art Projects, Berlin – Allemagne

40, Kaufbar, Berlin – Allemagne

Life After Death: A Multi-Media Analysis of the Persona that Was/Is Fela Anikulapo Kuti (commissariat d'exposition : Shantrelle Lewis), Caribbean Cultural Center , New York – États-Unis

heed the machine, illustrious, Williamsburg, New York – États-Unis

Art Show on “The Street”, Clark Muñoz Gallery, Princeton, New Jersey – États-Unis

 

2006

Social Pattern, Mathey College, Princeton University, New Jersey – États-Unis

Emerging Talent, Merrill Lynch, Pennington, New Jersey New Jersey – États-Unis

 

2005

Yale/Norfolk, Group Show – États-Unis

 

 

SOLO SHOWS

2020

You will play in the everyday, running (curatée par Kathryn Weir), Museo Madre, Naples – Italie

Capillarité, 31 project, Paris - France

 

2018

You will find peace and play among palm trees, Freedom Park Playground, Lagos – Nigeria

 

2017

Nothing in Nature is Private, Medium Tings Gallery, Brooklyn, New York – États-Unis

 

2014

A Nightmare’s Daydreams, Kongi’s Harvest Gallery, Freedom Park, Lagos – Nigeria

 

2013

Of Kinks, Community, and the Next Repetition, ‘a whitespace’, Lagos – Nigeria

 

2012

‘WW’ Independence Series, Wheatbaker Hotel, Lagos – Nigeria

My Lagos in Fragments, Wheatbaker Hotel, Lagos – Nigeria

And We Crossed the Atlantic Together, Eko Hotel, Lagos – Nigeria

Possibilities of the Past’s Progress, Freedom Park, Lagos – Nigeria

 Am I a Thief, Freies Museum, Berlin – Allemagne / Perm Museum of Contemporary Art, Perm – Russie

 

2011

New Paintings, The Board Room, Lagos – Nigeria

 

2010

Broken Weaves, TerraKulture Gallery, Lagos – Nigeria

branded:topographic keloids of a feather, Black Ink Gallery, New York – États-Unis

 

2009

Mom Calls ‘Em Chinee Bumps, Tamboril Gallery, Brooklyn, New York – États-Unis

 

2006

Extended Extensions, Lucas Gallery, Princeton University, New Jersey – États-Unis

 

RÉSIDENCES

2018

Smithsonian Artist Research Fellowship , Washington – États-Unis

2011

Wasanii/Triangle Arts International Artist Workshop, Kuona Trust, Nairobi – Kenya

A kilo of Hope, Isolo Dumping Ground, Lagos – Nigeria

Omo Oba Yemisi Shyllon Art Foundation/UniLag, Art and Entrepeneurship – Nigeria

 

AWARDS

2014

Ford Foundation, The Global Travel and Learning Fund, Grantee

2011

Foundation for Contemporary Art Emergency Grant for Public Exhibition

2006

Princeton University, 2006: Herbert L. Lucas Scholarship, African-American Studies Research Grant

2006

Ruth J. Simmons Thesis Prize in African-American Studies

2005

Princeton University, Lucas Fellowship Grant, Fred Fox Fund Grant, Lucas Grant, African-American Studies Research Grant

 

EDUCATION

2011

Columbia University, MA in Modern and Contemporary Art/Curatorial Studies and Critical Art Theory

2006

Princeton University, magna cum laude, A.B.

2005

Yale School of Art, Norfolk Summer Residency Program

 

WITH 31 PROJECT

PUBLICATION

2020

Capillarité

EXHIBITIONS

2020

SMALL, group show

Capillarité, solo show accompagné d'un catalogue

ARTFAIRS

2021

Artorama, 31 PROJECT, Marseille – France

1-54, 31 PROJECT, Londres - UK

Imaginaires émancipés, AKAA, 31 PROJECT, Lyon - France

2020

Galeristes, Paris

Art Paris Art Fair, Paris

Cape Town Art Fair, Le Cap