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Odun Orimolade

Odun Orimolade is a visual artist who lives and works in Lagos, Nigeria. A distinguished graduate of the Yaba College of Technology in Lagos, Orimolade holds a faculty position in the Department of Fine Art, School of Art Design and Printing.

She is also an alumna of the University of South Africa where she is currently pursuing further studies.

As a experimental artist, her practice spans painting, drawing, collage, etching, costume, sculptural installation, performance and other mixed media art. 

Orimolade’s work has been exhibited extensively in Nigeria. Her first solo exhibition was held at the TerraKulture Gallery in Lagos in 2006. Her most recent solo exhibition took place at the Unisa Space Art Gallery in Pretoria, South Africa.

She is a recipient of several academic awards, including the Prof. Y. A. Grillo award (1998), Nigerian Cards Ltd Award (1998), Rector’s Award for Academic Excellence (1998), Jeromelaiho and Associate Award (1998), Insight Communication Award (1998), Fasuyi Art Prize (1998) and Conrad Theys Bursary Award, South Africa (2011).

In addition to her independent practice, Orimolade has taken part in several artistic collaborations in Nigeria.