Posted: 16 October 2019
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Olalekan Jeyifous. Homegrown Series # 12. © Fred Swart

Olalekan Jeyifous
No. 12
Nigeria/USA

We first saw his work at African Mobilities in Munich in 2017 and swore on the spot that we’d bring him to the GSA! On Thursday, 14 March 2019, he delighted, inspired and provoked his audience with his speculative visual work, which defies easy categorisation but forces and challenges us to think deeply about issues of representation, language and informality. A true one-of-a-kind and someone we’d have back any day. Any day.

Interesting Facts:
He was born in Nigeria and raised in Brooklyn.
He has a Bachelor’s degree in Architecture from Cornell University.
He’s a visual artist working with architecture, software, film and graphic design to create startling images of a future that, in his words, ‘comes slowly.’
He’s interested in getting people to re-think everything they think they know about cities like Lagos.
He’s a visionary.

Video link:
https://vimeo.com/325179287