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OLANIYI AKINDIYA

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Birthplace
Lagos-Nigeria

Birth year
OLANIYI

Lives in
AUSTIN

Works in
ARTWITHAKIRASH

Website

Tags
exhibition/performance, sculpture, photography, performance, installation, mixed-media

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EMAIL :      artistsrootsembassy@yahoo.com, akblackrts@yahoo.co.uk

WEBSITES:  www.artwithakirash.com

AWARDS/GRANTS/SCHOLARSHIPS/RESIDENCY

2012     Vytlacil campus, the student’s league for RUTH KATZMAN FELLOWSHIP RESIDENCY. NEW YORK - USA

    “        INTERNATIONAL MULTIMEDIA FESTIVAL YAGON-MYANMAR

     “       TRIANGLE ART ASSOCIATION RESDIENCY , NEW YORK - USA

    “       NAFASI/ ART SPACE INTERNATIONAL RESIDENCY FELLOWSHIP, DCCD. DANISH EMBASSY DAR ES SALAAM TANZANIA.

    “       INFECTING THE CITY FESTIVAL , CAPE TOWN SOUTH AFRICA

    “       THUPELO /BAG FACTORY INTERN. RESIDENCY, JOHANNESBURG SOUTH AFRICA

2011     NIROX PROJECTS/12 DECADE ART HOTEL, JOHANNESBURG-SOUTH AFRICA

    “       POLLOCK-KRASNER FOUNDATION GRANT- USA

    “       Art Farm Artists in Residency, Nebraska - USA

    “       Commonwealth Connection International Artists Awards United Kingdom

    “       VERMONT STUDIO CENTER, FELLOWSHIP ARTISTS IN RESIDENCY, Vermont – USA

    “       GLADSTONE GALLERY/STUDIO, TORONTO – CANADA

    “       CHF INTERNATIONAL GRANT GHANA.

2010     PHOTO TOURISM WORKSHOP,SPAIN EMB. ACCRA-GHANA.

    “       CCA LAGOS,TRIANGLE ,BRITISH MUSEUM ARTIST IN RESIDENCY, lagos-Nigeria

    “       Thami Mnyele foundation, Artists in residency, Amsterdam - Netherlands

    “        Go ingenious Award, Santa Monica CA, USA

2009     SANSA 3,TRIANGLE/BRITISH MUSEUM. Artists in Residency, Kumasi, Ghana   

2008     Artcroft, Artists in Residency, Kentucky – Chicago, USA

    “       Bluesky Art Project, Artists in Residency, McHenry County, Chicago, USA

2006     “GHANA MEET ETHIOPIAN” Accra - Ghana.

1995     BEST SCULPTURE from ITTAD Lagos – Nigeria.

                        AKIRASH INITIATIVE PROJECTS :

2012   CHAP CHAP SCREPA, NAFASI ART SPACE, DAR ES SALAAM-TANZANIA

   “       UMOJA IN  MAIN STRET LIFE- JOHANNESBURG SOUTH AFRICA

2011   GEGE ARA: WONDERFUL BRUSHES, AUSTIN – TEXAS . USA

    “       LOST & FOUND WORDS, VSC, Vermont – USA

    “       AWA 2011, CHF INTERNATIONAL, AVENO-GHANA

 2010    ART WITH AKIRASH bolgatanga- sirigu , Ghana.

     “      Art with Akirash kayayei, malata – Accra , Ghana.

     “      ART WITH AKIRASH, STREET WISE CHILDREN IN JAMES TOWN –ACCRA , GHANA.

    “        ART WITH AKIRASH, IN PSYCHATRIC HOSPTAL ACCRA- GHANA.

 2009    Organizer and Coordinator of art in public spaces, Akanmajay Community Park, Jamestown, Accra, Ghana

 2006    Art Therapist in the Psychiatric Hospital of Accra, Ghana

 2005    Mentor of upcoming craftsmen and artists in Accra, Ghana

    “       Mentor for Students of Art from the University of New York Accra, Ghana

    “       Coordinator of the project “Arts and Aids”, Accra, Ghana; Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso;   Cotonuo, Benin; Lagos, Nigeria                       

    “       Headmaster of the workshop “Art with Akirash”, Alexandria, Egypt

 2004    Cooperator for the “Arts and Aids Slide Talkshow” in Peru and India

 2003    Organizer of the exhibition “Wake the Talent” for children, Accra, Ghana

                                    Solo Exhibitions

 2012   UFAHAMU : INSIGHT, NAFASI ART SPACE, DAR ES SALAAM – TANZANIA

   “        ABAWON:STAIN FORECOURT STATION CAPE TOWN-S.AFRICA

   “        isiCelo: PETITION, NIROX FOUNDATION @ART ON MAIN. JOHANNESBURG- S.AFRICA

 2011   GEGE ARA: WONDERFUL BRUSHES, AUSTIN – TEXAS USA

   “        AFOKU JIGI: BROKEN MIRROR, Art Farm Nebraska - USA

   “        ITAN MI: MY STORY RED MILLS GALLERY (VSC) Vermont- USA

   “       EYIN GEDE:FRAGILE, Gladstone studio/gallery Toronto-Canada.

 2010    ASIKO : MOMENTS, Goethe Institute Accra - Ghana

    “       Frying pan 2 fire, Alliance Francaise, Accra – Ghana

 2008   Back to School, European Week, France & German Emb, Alliance Francaise, Accra, Ghana

    “       Black/White?, Goethe-Institut, Accra, Ghana

 2007    Lines into Shapes, Alliance Francaise, Accra, Ghana

 2006    Work in Progress, Accra, Ghana

    “       Quest and Question, Goethe-Institut, Accra, Ghana

    “       Work in Progress, Cotonou, Benin

 2005    Slide Talk Show, Parakou, Benin

    “       Slide Talk Show, Alexandria, Egypt

    “       Glamour in Cairo, Cairo, Egypt

2003    Arts and Aids, Ghana Museum and Monument, Accra, Ghana

    “     Akirash First Step, Ghana Museum and Monument, Accra,   Ghana

GroupExhibitions

 

2013      PEOPLE GALLERY/CITY OF AUSTIN, AUSTIN- TEXAS, USA

 

2012     OPEN STUDIO AT VTLACIL CAMPUS OF THE ART STUDENTS LEAGUE, NEW YORK-USA

   “        OPEN STUDIO @ TRIANGLE WORKSHOP NEW YORK.USA

            EAST SIDE TOUR EXHIBITION AUSTIN- TEXAS – USA

   “        Infecting the city, cape town-south Africa

   “         PEOPLE GALLERY/CITY OF AUSTIN, AUSTIN- TEXAS, USA

  “          THUPELO/BAG FACTORY, JOHANNESBURG- SOUTH AFRICA

2011      ONEMINUTE  VIDEO AMSTERDAM/TOWN GALLERY. EGYPT

   “         SOVEREIGN ART FOUNDATION JAPAN , JOBURG ART FAIR  SOUTH AFRICA

   “         FAMILY UNITY OF THE WORLD “2”, the Yekaterinburg Art Fund, Moscow –Russia 

   “         MIGRATION & IDENTITY, Studio Kurtycz. Accra- Ghana

   “         FAMILY UNITY OF THE WORLD,the Yekaterinburg Art Fund, Ekaterinburg-Russia

   “         OPEN HOUSE, Cca Lagos, Triangle Trust, British Museum. @ Stone house Otta –Lagos- Nigeria

   “        PAUSE THE PULSE :( PORTRAIT OF ACCRA), ACC Galerie Weimar-Germany

   “        EXCESS & ENVIRONMENTS, Art for Global Justice, long Island Street NY, USA

   “         ART FOR CHARITY, Keirin Cultue,Roanoke, VA, USA                                                                                                                                    2009     NSOROMA, Dei Center, Accra – Ghana

   “        Freedom to create prize, Singapore. 

   “        SOCA ART FEST 09, fort fredreik museum, fredrieksted, st.croix, Virgin island. USA.

    “       Sansa 3 Residency, National Center for Culture, Kumasi,                           Ghana

2008     Artcroft Residency, Kentucky, USA

   “        Nigth of Art, Bluesky Residency, Starline Gallery Harvard – Chicago, USA     

   “        KIC NORD ART, Büdelsdorf, Germany

2007     Migration, Virtual Residency, Völklingen, Germany

    “     East Africa Biennale (Eastafab 2007), Dar sallam, Tanzania

    “       HIV/Aids, FCA, Residency of the Canadian Amb.Accra,      Ghana

    “       Spring Salon 07, Energy Gallery, Toronto, Ontario, Canada

PERFORMANCES :

 

 2012   AHAN/TOUGUE, INTERNATIONAL MULTIMEDIA FESTIVAL,YAGON-MYANMAR

    “      EYIN LOHUN/EGGS ARE LIKE WORDS, VYTLACIL CAMPUS OF ART STUDENTS LEAGUE NY

    “     PETEPETE ROFOROFO: LIVING IN MOULD, MWENGE/UNIVERSITY OF DAR ES SALAAM  

    “     ABAWON/STAIN ”2”: CAPETOWN STATION FORECOURT-S.AFRICA

    “     isiCelo/PETITION: NIROX PROJECT GALLERY-ARTONMAIN. JOHANNESBURG-S.AFRICA

    “     EJE LEPO: BLOOD DONATION, BAG FACTORY/THUPELO, JOBURG-S.AFRICA

2011    AFOKU JIGI/ BROKEN MIRROR: ART FARM, MARQUETTE-NEBRASKA

    “     11FT 2”-5FT 2”=? , LINCON - NEBRASKA

    “     AYI PADA: METAMOPHOSES, OMAHA- NEBRASKA

    “     BEHINDE THE MASK, LECTURE HALL, (VSC) Vermont- USA

    “      AYE ONI YO/ LIFE OF SALT, SCARBOROUGH – TORORNTO  CANADA

2010    ISSUED & DENIED, STUDIO KURTYCZ, RIDGE CENTRAL , ACCRA-GHANA

   “      AKIRASH CHECKING OUT, STUDIO KURTYCZ, RIDGE CENTRAL, ACCRA – GHANA

   “       ERE GALE/DANGERIUOS GAME, MOKOLA, ACCRA CENTRAL, ART CENTER, GHANA

   “       ABAWON/STAIN “1” @ ALAKUKO AREA-OTTA –LAGOS. NIGERIA

   “        LEADERSHIP @ Goethe institute. Accra- Ghana

   “        VISA SECTION @ Alliance Francaise Accra- Ghana.

2009    WHY MY PEOPLE @ Ghana national center for culture. Kumasi – Ghana.

2008     HOME COMING @ HARVARD HALL . Chicago – USA.

  “         DRUM CIRCLE @ ART CROFT. Kenturky –USA

   “        BLACK / WHITE? @ Goethe institute. Accra- Ghana.

2007     SALUTE TO WOMEN @ Allinace Francaise. Accra – Ghana.

PRESENTATIONS/VISITING ARTIST

 2012     THE COLLEGE OF STATEN ISLAND, NEW-YORK- USA

    “        UNVIVERSITY OF DAR ES SALAAM,  DAR ES SALAAM-TANZANIA

    “        THE COLLEGE OF ART BAGAMOYO, BAGAMOYO- TANZANIA

    “        VAAL UNIVERSITY, JOHANESBURG – SOUTH AFRICA.

2011      YORK UNIVERSITY, TORONTO – CANADA

2010      NEW YORK UNIVERSITY GHANA, ACCRA- GHANA

 

 

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