Olumide Onadipe (Lagos, Nigeria 1982 - )


OLUMIDE ONADIPE (born 1982) is a multidisciplinary visual artist whose idiosyncratic sculptures are built using diverse media including plastics. Olumide presents sculptural works which are allusions to socio-political issues. But these physical commentaries on events, social customs, and malaises that affect Nigerian society are rarely explicit. In most cases, they vaguely suggest something through their form. In a few others, it is only the title of the work that opens the door to possible interpretations and readings by the viewer.  Olumide is fascinated by textures and environmental themes, and expresses this fascination through playful iterations. He studied arts and education at the University of Nigeria Nsukka and the University of Lagos, where he graduated with a Master's degree in 2012. He has taken part in group exhibitions in Ghana and Nigeria. Olumide's collaborations include an artist residency and Open Studios exhibition with Arthouse Contemporary (2016), American Nigerian Cultural Collaborative Project, US Consulate and Nike Art Gallery Lagos (2013), and Beyond Boundaries, Nubuke Foundation, Accra (2013). He is represented by SMO Contemporary Art, who curated his 3rd solo exhibition, Connecting the Dots (2018), as well as had his works shown at 1-54 Contemporary African Art Fair, London (2017), ART X Lagos (2017), and START Art Fair (2018).

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Olumide Onadipe - Diffused Borders I

Diffused Borders I