REDEMPTION, a solo exhibition by Adeola Olagunju opens next weekend, on Saturday, July 8, 2017. In this exhibition, which will run through Sunday July 23, 2017 at A Whitespace Lagos. Olagunju uses self-portraiture and re-staging of traditional healing rituals to explore her journey through a near-death experience.
Redemption by Adeola Olagunju is a body of work created in Lagos and Düsseeldorf, and these stunning new works interrogate the space between trauma and healing, belonging and home with images that at document, reconstruct, perform and imagine. We’re looking forward to experiencing this.
EXHIBITION OPENING: Saturday, July 8, 2017
VENUE: A Whitespace Lagos – 58 Raymond Njoku Street off Awolowo Road, Ikoyi.
About The Artist
Adeola Olagunju is a Nigerian Artist who lives and works in Lagos, Nigeria.
After obtaining a degree in Fine and Applied Arts (Graphic Design) in 2009, Adeola worked as a Graphic Artist for Advertising Agencies in Lagos.
Working Primarily with Photography, her artistic practice encompasses a range of medium; including Video, Painting, and Collage. She explores themes around her Environment, Self and Memory with documentary and conceptual approach. Adeola has been on residencies at Kuona Trust Centre for Visual Art in Nairobi, Kenya and the Lagos Photo Summer School exchange programme in Berlin, Germany. She has participated in Photography Master classes and exhibitions locally and internationally.
She was the recipient of the Lagos Photo Festival Award in 2012 and the Young Art Fund Amsterdam Award in 2013.
AWCA – A Whitespace Creative Agency is an ideas development agency that works with a roster of creative talent in photography, film, art and design who are activated to create and build innovative and original ideas that are giving brands a creative advantage.
In addition to their unrivaled work in the visual art space, they consistently support and develop the works of artists from across the creative sector at their dynamic concept space located at the heart of Lagos in Ikoyi.