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“The Road Became a River: Possibilities and Parallels,” Olalekan Jeyifous Lecture
September 20 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Artist Olalekan Jeyifous will give a Paula G. Manship Endowed Lecture Series lecture “The Road Became A River: Possibilities and Parallels” to the College of Art & Design on Wednesday, September 20, 2023 at 4:00 p.m. in the Cox Auditorium.
Olalekan Jeyifous (b. 1977) is a Brooklyn-based artist who is widely recognized for an inventive design practice that examines the relationships between architecture, community, and the environment. He has exhibited at esteemed venues including the Studio Museum in Harlem; the Vitra Design Museum; the Guggenheim in Bilbao, Spain; and the Museum of Modern Art, where his artwork is featured in the permanent collection of the Department of Architecture and Design.
In addition to an extensive exhibition history, Olalekan has spent over a decade creating large-scale installations for a variety of public spaces and was co-commissioned to design a monument for congresswoman Shirley Chisholm as part of the City of New York’s “She Built NYC” initiative.
Olalekan has garnered numerous awards, including the Silver Lion at the 2023 Venice Architecture Biennale. Additionally, he is a recipient of the 2021 Fellowship by the United States Artists, has been a Wilder Green Fellow at the MacDowell Colony, and completed artist residencies at the Bellagio Center, supported by the Rockefeller Foundation, and the Drawing Center’s Open Sessions program.