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Birthplace
Lagos, Nigeria

Birth year
25th january

Lives in
Accra- Ghana & Austin- Texas

Works in
Accra AND Austin

Tags
exhibition/performance, sculpture, conceptual, graffiti/street-art, abstract, photography, performance, video-art, installation, mixed-media

Statement

 

NAME
:        AKINDIYA, Olaniyi Rasheed  aka Akirash

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

WEBSITES: www.africancolours.com/akindiyaolaniyi.htm

                   www.wix.com/artistsrootsembassy/artwithakirash

                   www.youtube.com/artrule

                   www.vimeo.com/artwithakirash

                        AKIRASH INITIATIVE PROJECTS
:

2011
LOST & FOUND WORDS, VSC, Vermont – USA

 2011 AWA 2011, CHF INTERNATIONAL,
AVENO-GHANA

 2010    ART WITH AKIRASH bolgatanga- sirigu , Ghana.

 2010   
Art with Akirash kayayei, malata – Accra , Ghana.

 2010    ART
WITH AKIRASH, STREET WISE CHILDREN IN JAMES TOWN –ACCRA , GHANA.

 2010    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

 2005    Mentor for Students of Art from the
University of New York Accra, Ghana

 2003    Coordinator of the project “Arts and Aids”,
Accra, Ghana; Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso;   Cotonuo, Benin; Lagos, Nigeria                       

 2005    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

 2011   
AFOKU JIGI: BROKEN MIRROR, Art Farm Nebraska - USA

 2011    ITAN MI: MY STORY RED MILLS GALLERY (VSC)
Vermont- USA

 2011    EYIN GEDE:FRAGILE, Gladstone studio/gallery
Toronto-Canada.

 2010    ASIKO : MOMENTS, Goethe Institute Accra -
Ghana

 2010    Frying pan 2 fire, Alliance Francaise, Accra –
Ghana

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

 2008    Black/White?, Goethe-Institut, Accra, Ghana

 2007    Lines
into Shapes, Alliance Francaise, Accra, Ghana

 2006    Work
in Progress, Accra, Ghana

 2006    Quest
and Question, Goethe-Institut, Accra, Ghana

 2006    
Work in Progress, Cotonou, Benin

 2005    Slide
Talk Show, Parakou, Benin

 2005    Slide
Talk Show, Alexandria, Egypt

2005    Glamour in Cairo, Cairo, Egypt

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

2003     Akirash
First Step, Ghana Museum and Monument, Accra,             Ghana

GroupExhibitions

2011     FAMILY UNITY OF THE WORLD “2”, the
Yekaterinburg Art Fund, Moscow –Russia 

2010     MIGRATION & IDENTITY, Studio Kurtycz.
Accra- Ghana

2010     FAMILY UNITY OF THE WORLD,the Yekaterinburg
Art Fund, Ekaterinburg-Russia

2010    OPEN HOUSE, Cca Lagos, Triangle Trust,
British Museum. @ Stone house Otta –Lagos- Nigeria

2010     PAUSE
THE PULSE :( PORTRAIT OF ACCRA), ACC Galerie Weimar-Germany

2010     EXCESS
& ENVIRONMENTS, Art for Global Justice, long Island Street NY, USA

2010     ART FOR CHARITY, Keirin Cultue,Roanoke, VA,
USA .

  2009    NSOROMA, Dei Center, Accra –
Ghana

2009     Freedom to create prize, Singapore. 

2009 
  SOCA ART FEST 09, fort fredreik
museum, fredrieksted, st.croix, Virgin island. USA.

2009     Sansa 3
Residency, National Center for Culture, Kumasi,                           Ghana

2008     Artcroft
Residency, Kentucky, USA

2008     Nigth
of Art, Bluesky Residency, Starline Gallery Harvard – Chicago, USA

2008     KIC
NORD ART, Büdelsdorf, Germany

2007     Migration,
Virtual Residency, Völklingen, Germany

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

2007     HIV/Aids,
FCA, Residency of the Canadian Amb.Accra,      Ghana

2007     Spring
Salon 07, Energy Gallery, Toronto, Ontario, Canada

PERFORMANCES :

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

2011    11FT 2”-5FT 2”=? , LINCON - NEBRASKA

2011    AYI PADA: METAMOPHOSES, OMAHA- NEBRASKA

2011    BEHINDE THE MASK, LECTURE HALL, (VSC)
Vermont- USA

2011    AYE ONI YO : LIFE OF SALT, SCARBOROUGH –
TORORNTO  CANADA

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

2010    AKIRASH CHECKING OUT, STUDIO KURTYCZ, RIDGE
CENTRAL, ACCRA – GHANA

2010 
  ERE GALE:DANGERIUOS GAME,
MOKOLA, ACCRA CENTRAL, ART CENTER, GHANA

2010 
  ABAWON:STAIN @ ALAKUKO AREA-OTTA
–LAGOS. NIGERIA

2010  
 LEADERSHIP @ Goethe institute.
Accra- Ghana

2010    VISA SECTION @ Alliance Francaise Accra-
Ghana.

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

2008 
   HOME COMING @ HARVARD HALL .
Chicago – USA.

2008 
   DRUM CIRCLE @ ART CROFT.
Kenturky –USA

2008     BLACK
/ WHITE? @ Goethe institute. Accra- Ghana.

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

AWARDS/GRANTS/SCHOLARSHIPS

2011     Art Farm Artists in Residency, Nebraska - USA

2011     Commonwealth Connection International
Artists Awards United Kingdom

2011     VERMONT STUDIO CENTER, FELLOWSHIP ARTISTS IN
RESIDENCY, Vermont – USA

2011     GLADSTONE GALLERY/STUDIO, TORONTO – CANADA

2011     CHF INTERNATIONAL GRANT GHANA.

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

2010     CCA LAGOS,TRIANGLE ,BRITISH MUSEUM ARTIST IN
RESIDENCY, lagos-Nigeria

2010     Thami
Mnyele foundation, Artists in residency, Amsterdam - Netherlands

2010     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

2008     Bluesky Art
Project, Artists in Residency, McHenry County, Chicago, USA

2006     “GHANA
MEET ETHIOPIAN” Accra - Ghana.

1995     BEST SCULPTURE from ITTAD Lagos - Nigeria

 


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