Posted: 01 March 2019
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ILS #4 Olalekan Jeyifous © Fred Swart
Olalekan Jeyifous is a Nigerian-born, Brooklyn-based artist and designer. He creates “architectural follies” from bits and pieces of the cities he knows and loves. He received a BArch from Cornell University and is a visual artist whose work has been exhibited at venues such as the Studio Museum in Harlem, the MoMA, the Vitra Design Museum and the Guggenheim in Bilbao. He has recently completed artist residencies with the Headlands Center for the Arts, Bemis Center for Contemporary Arts, the Drawing Center’s Open Sessions program, and he was a Wilder Green Fellow at the MacDowell Colony. In addition to his extensive exhibition history, he has spent over a decade creating large-scale artwork for a variety of public spaces. He created award-winning installations for Starbucks located in the Barclays Arena in Brooklyn and their Flagship store located in Chicago’s Gold Coast neighbourhood. Most recently, he has completed commissions for the Durham SmART Vision Plan, a 50ft-tall sculpture for the 2017 Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival, and 4 large sculptures for Public Square in downtown Cleveland, OH.
Wine Bar: 18h00
Welcome Note & Talk: 18:30 – 19:15
Q & A: 19:15 – 19:45
Twitter: @OJeyifous
Instagram: @Kidcadaver
Website: Jeyifo.us

14 March 2019
FADA Auditorium, Bunting Road Campus, University of Johannesburg.

Please note: all lectures are free and open to the public. All lectures earn CAT 1, 0,3 CPD credits. Seating is on a first-come, first-served basis, so please come early to avoid disappointment!