Artist bio


Joseph Obanubi is a multimedia artist from Lagos, Nigeria. He received his Bachelor’s and Master's degrees in Graphic design from the University of Lagos (2014 & 2017 respectively). Over the years, he has practiced in advertising and also as a Visual Art lecturer in the University of Lagos. 

His series Techno-Heads was shortlisted as part of the finalists for the Contemporary African Photography Prize(2019 & 2021), and it won the British Council Prize for Emerging Artist. His work have been  exhibited at AKAA Art Fair (2019), Darmstadter Tage d. Fotografie Photography Festival, Darmstadt, Germany (2020), 1-54 Art Fair London, Marrakech, Morocco (2019 & 2020),  Vantage Point Sharjah 8 (VPS8) UAE, Magnin-A in Paris (2020) amongst others.   

His creative practice has been featured on platform which includes CNN Style, Google arts and culture, Water Aid, to mention a few.


Personal Statement

 ''My work explores the relationship between Identity, Fantasy, Technology and Globalization.I revisit/reimagine fragments found in everyday experiences as my practice is considered a visual bricolage - a (re)construct of different subjects taken from their original context into a new one. My creative ideology stems from concepts of delusion, surrealism, futurism and experimentation, as I am attracted to in-between states as opposed to directness. I constantly seek new disparities and possibilities while creating alternative/insightful ways of seeing''.


Press / Publications / Features

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

https://opensea.io/accounts/Josephobanubi

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

https://www.instagram.com/p/CDMK-EoJsPG/?utm_source=ig_web_copy_link

https://www.instagram.com/p/CO-ncibC5Zq/?utm_source=ig_web_copy_link

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.capprize.com/landing/shortlist2021

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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