Temitayo Ogunbiyi

Born in Rochester, New York
Lives and works in Gwynedd, PA; Lagos, Nigeria; Yallahs, Jamaica



Columbia University, Masters of Arts, February 2011

Princeton University, Bachelor of Arts, magna cum laude, June 2006

Yale School of Art, Norfolk Summer Residency Program, Summer 2005


Selected Solo Exhibitions and Projects

A Nightmare's Daydreams, Freedom Park, Lagos, Nigeria

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

Around Lagos, from Ikoyi to Ikeja, 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, Germany; Perm Museum of Contemporary Art, Perm, Russia

New “Paintings”, The Board Room, Lagos, Nigeria

Broken Weaves, TerraKulture Gallery, Lagos, Nigeria
branded:topographic keloids of a feather, Black Ink Gallery, New York City

Mom Calls ‘Em Chinee Bumps, Tamboril Gallery, Brooklyn

Extended Extensions, Lucas Gallery, Princeton University, Princeton


Selected Group Exhibitions

The Pineapple Show (curated by Zina Saro-Wiwa), Tiwani Contemporary Gallery, London

Biennale Jogja XIII Hacking Conflict--Indonesia Meets Nigeria, Jogja, Indonesia

Dak'art OFF!, Galerie Attis, Dakar, Senegal
Marthashof Strasse, Berlin

Nigeria Now, Ake Book and Arts Festival - The Shadow of Memory, Abeokuta, Nigeria
Six Draughtsmen,
Museum of Contemporary Diasporan Art Lagos, Nigeria

‘WW’ Independence Series, Wheatbaker Hotel, Lagos, Nigeria
The Progress of Love,
The Pulitzer Art Foundation, St. Louis, USA; Center for Contemporary Art Lagos Keunstlerhaus, Bethanien, Berlin
Nigeria House, Theater Royale, London

All I Ever Wanted, CCA Lagos, Nigeria, curated by Bisi Silva
A kilo of Hope, Yusuf Grillo Gallery, Lagos, Nigeria
The Critiques, Third Streaming, NYC
Poznan Biennale, Poznan, Poland
An Exchange with Sol LeWitt, Mass MoCA, Boston/Cabinet, Brooklyn

Boomerang Biennale for works on paper and video, Perm Museum of Contemporary Art, Perm, Russia
Ready, Set, Create, NARS Gallery, Brooklyn, New York City
Fields of Play, curated by Anastasia Stein for the Crazycurators’ Biennale, Bratislava, Slovakia
Do it Yourself, curated by Derrick Adams, The Dash Gallery, New York City
Durfen wir bitten, Berlin Art Projects, Berlin
40, Kaufbar, Berlin
Life After Death: A Multi-Media Analysis of the Persona that Was/Is Fela Anikulapo Kuti, curated by Shantrelle Lewis, Caribbean Cultural Center, New York
heed the machine, illustrious, Williamsburg, New York
Art Show on “The Street”, Clark Muñoz Gallery, Princeton, New Jersey

Social Pattern, Mathey College, Princeton University, Princeton, New Jersery
Emerging Talent, Merrill Lynch, Pennington, New Jersey

Yale/Norfolk 2005 Group Show, Norfolk, Connecticut


Awards and Honors                       


Selected Bibliography


Kinsman, Houghton. “Tracing Emerging Contemporary Art in Nigeria.” Another Africa. 24 July 2015. http://www.anotherafrica.net/art-culture/tracing-emerging-contemporary-art-practice-in-nigeria


Onuoha. “Nightmare Daydream: Ogunbiyi’s Artistic View of Chibok Girls.” Vanguard. 24 August 2014 (52).

Ajao, Adewole. “Ogunbiyi’s Questions and Interactions.” THISDAY. 17 August 2014 (84).

Sowole, Tajudeen. “Nightmare of Kidnapped Chibok Girls, State of Education.” The Guardian. 15 August 2014 (43).

Okafor, Obidike. “Temitayo finds the Chibok Girls.” News24. 14 August 2014. http://www.news24.com.ng/Entertainment/News/Temitayo-finds-the-Chibok-girls-20140814


Art Cities of the Future: 21st Century Avant Gardes. London: Phaidon, 2013. Print.

“Going Global”. African Masters: Episode 3. The African Channel, London. 7 October. 2013. Television.

Nkrumah, Bankong-Obi. Interview. The News Magazine. 22 July 2013 (26-7).


Exhibition Catalogue: Van Dyke, Kristina and Bisi Silva, eds. The Progress of Love. Menil Foundation Inc., Houston and The Pulitzer Foundation for the Arts, St. Louis, 2012.

Awa, Omiko. “Ogunbiyi Links Freedom.” The Guardian. 1 April 2012 (6).

Sowole, Tajudeen. “Ogunbiyi…Eye beyond the regular art.” The Guardian. 26 Feb 2012 (35).

Uhakheme, Ozolua. "Ogunbiyi Dazzles Berlin Art Enthusiasts in Berlin." The Nation. 3 Feb 2012. http://www.thenationonlineng.net/2011/index.php/arts/life-midweek-magazine/35203-ogunbiyi-dazzles-arts-enthusiasts-in-berlin.html

Sowole, Tajudeen. “In Berlin, Ogunbiyi's 'Am I a Thief?' interrogates unlimited access to Internet materials.” The Guardian. 20 Jan 2012 (24).

Miranda-Brobeck, Julie Anne “The Guttenbergs of the World: Are we all Thieves?” Berlin Art Parasites. 18 Jan 2012. http://www.berlin-artparasites.com/reviews/the-guttenbergs-of-the-world-exhibition-interview-freies-museum-berlin-346


Studio Visit with Temitayo Ogunbiyi: Art Triggered By Random Visual Imagery. 234 Next. 29 May 2011 (36).

“Ogunbiyi Reveals New Artwork”. élan of 234 Next.  22 May 2011 (4).

Medeme, Ovwe.  “Expanding Arts Frontiers with New Paintings”.  The Daily Independent.  18 May 2011 (37).

Sowole, Tajudeen.  “Temitayo…Sampling Home Soil.”  The Guardian. 15 May 2011 (42).

Oviri, Hope.  “Temitayo's 'New Paintings' reveal growth obsession.”  The Moment Newspaper.  9-10 May 2011 (35).

Nnabuife, Chuka.  "Artists discover hidden treasures at Oke-Afa's dumpsite." The Nigerian Compass. 3 May 2011 (32).

Sowole, Tajudeen. "Kilo of Hope on plein-air." The Guardian. 24 April 2011 (38).

Oviri, Hope.  “Hope in small measures as seen in A Kilo of Hope.”  The Moment Newspaper.  18-19 April 2011 (35).

Uwaezoke, Okechukwu.  “Artist in a Dumpsite.” THISDAY. 17 April 2011 (83)

Ogunbiyi, Temitayo.  “A Kilo of Hope and a Few Other Lessons.” THISDAY. 10 April 2011 (88).

Morgan, Femi. "An Artist and Environmentalist." TELL Magazine. 19 January 2011 (96).

Uwaezuoke, Okechukwu. "In Temitayo's Realm of Possibilities." THISDAY. 9 January 2011 (81).

Medeme, Ovwe. "Africa: Reconciling African Art, Craft with broken weaves." The Daily Independent. 19 Jan 2010. Web. 19 Jan 2010.[Print: 19 Jan 2011] <http://www.afriquejet.com/news/africa-news/africa:-reconciling-african-art,-craft-with-broken-weaves-2011011968015.html>.

Onwughalu, Theresa."Visual Art 2010: Year of Bold Forms, New Expressions." The Sun News Online: Arts. 6 Jan 2010. Web. 6 Jan 2010. <http://www.sunnewsonline.com/webpages/features/arts/2011/jan/06/arts-01-06-2011-002.htm>.


Sowole, Tajudeen. "Fresh Breath, 'tomorrow's' art at Ogunbiyi's Broken Weaves."The Guardian.22 December 2010 (57).

Onwughalu, Theresa. "Showcase of Broken Weaves at TerraKulture." The Sun News Online: Arts. 30 Dec 2010. Web. 30 Dec 2010. <http://www.sunnewsonline.com/webpages/features/arts/2010/dec/30/arts-12-30-2010-002.htm>.

Adeniji, Gbenga. "Broken Weaves: Exhibition of Creativity and Excellence." PUNCH on the Web: Business. 22 Dec 2010 Web. 23 Dec 2010. [Print: 22 Dec 2010 (67)] <www.punchng.com/Articl.aspx?theartic=Art20101222035217>

Sowole, Tajudeen. "Ogunbiyi's Broken Weaves bridges art, craft." The Guardian. 14 December 2010. (86).

"The Artist Temitayo Ogunbiyi." Interview by Christian Thiam. Yolele TV. MNN, 7 June 2010. Web. 7 June 2010. <http://cst.clickstreamtv.net/mpi/cst.html?account=yolele&clip=uha_13_english&flashVersion=10&playlist=_default&realVersion=&route=2&sessionID=M201008111361ED8F403&cstSessionID=767037&server=3&speedZone=300&wmpVersion=>.

Simon, Stephanie. "Exhibit Celebrates Life, Influence Of Fela Kuti - NY1.com." Top Stories - - NY1.com. 11 July 2010. Web. 11 Aug. 2010. <http://www.ny1.com/content/121905/exhibit-celebrates-life--influence-of-fela-kuti>.

Hoboken City Guide. Daily News, City Information, Interactive Business & Real Estate Map, Nightlife, Video Blog, New Products, and Classifieds for The Mile Square. 15 Apr. 2010. Web. 11 Aug. 2010. <http://www.hobokencityguide.com/hustle/view/1/21569/>.

Quinones, Eric. "Challenging Issues of Identity in the Art World." Princeton.edu. Princeton University, 27 Apr. 2006. Web. 27 Apr. 2006. <http://www.princeton.edu/main/news/archive/S14/61/65G17/>.

"Princeton University-Weekly Bulletin." Princeton.edu. Princeton University, 3 Oct. 2005. Web. 11 Aug. 2010. <http://www.princeton.edu/pr/pwb/05/1003/8n.shtml>.