Adeola Olagunju: Redemption
A Whitespace Creative Agency presents Redemption, a solo exhibition by fast-rising Nigerian photographer, Adeola Olagunju running from July 8 to 23, 2017.
Here, Olagunju uses self-portraiture and re-staging of traditional healing rituals to explore her journey through a near-death experience. Created in Lagos and Düsseldorf, these stunning new works interrogate the space between trauma and healing, belonging and home with images that at once document, reconstruct, perform and imagine.
Olagunju holds a Bachelor’s degree in fine and applied arts from Ladoke Akintola University of Technology, Ogbomosho (2009). Working primarily in photography employing a documentary and conceptual approach, her artistic practice ranges from video and painting to collage, exploring themes revolving around her environment, self and memory. Olagunju has attended residencies at Kuona Trust Centre for Visual Art in Nairobi, Kenya and the Lagos Photo Summer School exchange programme in Berlin, Germany.Noteworthy achievements include the Lagos Photo Festival Prize (2012) and the Young Art Fund Amsterdam Award (2013). Olagunju has also participated in several photography master classes and significant exhibitions both home and abroad.She lives and works in Lagos, Nigeria.
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