Artist bio


Joseph Obanubi is a Visual Artist from Lagos, Nigeria. He received his Bachelor’s and Master's degrees in Graphic design from the University of Lagos and currently enrolled in University of Illinois, Urbana Champaign Studio Art MFA Program. He has practiced professionally in the advertising and as a Visual Art lecturer in the University of Lagos. 

Obanubi's practice consist of digital and tactile experiments, constantly finding balance between image making and graphic/visual design.


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, whim,  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/cap-prize-contemporary-african-photography-dv/

https://www.capprize.com/landing/winners2021

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

https://www.see-zeen.com/joseph-obanubi

https://reallifemag.com/speech-bubbles/

https://www.voice.com/josephobanubi

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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