Artist bio


Joseph Obanubi received his Bachelor’s and Masters degrees from the University of Lagos. He has a background in advertising and currently lectures in the Visual Art unit of the Creative Arts Department of the University of Lagos.

His series Techno-Heads was shortlisted as part of the finalists for the Contemporary African Photography Prize, and it won the British Council Prize for Emerging Artist. His work was exhibited at AKAA Art Fair (2019), Darmstadter Tage d. Fotografie Photography Festival, Darmstadt, Germany (2020), 1-54 Art Fair London, Marrakech, Morocco (2019 & 2020), and Vantage Point Sharjah 8 (VPS8) UAE, amongst others.  He was recently announced as a finalist for the Kuenyehia Art Prize. In December 2020, his work is included in a two-person exhibition at Magnin-A in Paris


Personal Statement

Joseph Obanubi is a multimedia artist based in Lagos, Nigeria, whose work explores the relationship between Identity, Fantasy, Technology and Globalization. He is best known for his collages which reconstruct fragments found in everyday experiences. Obanubi considers his work to be a visual bricolage - a (re)construct of different subjects taken from their original context into a new one. His creative ideology stems from concepts of delusion, surrealism, futurism and experimentation, providing an alternative way of seeing regular things. 

Press /Publications

https://loeildelaphotographie.com/en/joseph-obanubi-at-akaa-2020-dv/

https://www.1854.photography/2020/07/wateraid-10-years-of-clean-water/

http://sharjahart.org/sharjah-art-foundation/exhibitions/vantage-point-sharjah-8

https://www.1-54.com/marrakech/artists/obanubi-joseph/

http://www.magnin-a.com/cspdocs/exhibition/files/press_release_joseph_obanubi_hilary_balu.pdf

https://ko-artspace.com/artists/33-joseph-obanubi/

https://www.collectorseries.tv/collectorseries/1/18

https://uaac-aauc.com/2020/b7.html

https://www.wateraid.org/ng/media/photographers-explore-10-years-of-the-human-right-to-water-and-sanitation

https://www.arthousefoundation-ng.com/artists

https://dtdf.de/portfolio/joseph-obanubi-2020/

https://www.unidivers.fr/event/exposition-joseph-obanubi-du-mardi-3-au-samedi-28-novembre-2020-espace-jeunes-anne-frank-2020-11-03/

https://www.capprize.com/landing/2019/5/15/cap-prize-2019-winners-announcement

https://thesoleadventurer.com/joseph-olabode-obanubi-emerges-winner-british-council-nigeria-big-pitch-competition/

https://www.diptykmag.com/3-jeunes-artistes-africains-a-suivre-absolument/

https://www.capprize.com/landing/shortlist2019

https://arthouse-ng.com/artists/obanubi-joseph

https://potd.pdnonline.com/2019/11/04/57589/

https://www.omenkaonline.com/joseph-obanubi-on-afro-surrealism-and-metaphysics/

https://www.anousparis.fr/a-voir/akaa-la-foire-dart-contemporain-africain-a-paris-monte-en-puissance/

https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B8qeskweb33AMk9wckZjVjF6R2oybWJjdTRCYllfSmowSXRJ/view

https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B8qeskweb33AMk9wckZjVjF6R2oybWJjdTRCYllfSmowSXRJ/view

https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B8qeskweb33AbEVtR0Nrak55cXlJZ0F0Y3lCemdDZnZ6cERV/view

https://akaafair.com/artistes?id=6519

https://akaafair.com/artistes?id=6519

https://www.1-54.com/london/artists/obanubi-joseph/

https://www.1-54.com/marrakech/artists/obanubi-joseph/

https://www.lofficielmaroc.ma/art/1-54-contemporary-african-art-fair-le-rendez-vous-artistique-a-ne-pas-manquer-a-marrakech

https://www.arthousefoundation-ng.com/artists

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