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OLANIYI AKINDIYA

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WHAT IS AFTER 6 IS MORE THAN 7, 2015 MIXED MEDIA TAPESTRY PAINTING
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COUNCIL OF ELDERS, 2015 MIXED MEDIA TAPESTRY PAINTING INSTALLATION
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COUNCIL OF ELDERS, 2015 MIXED MEDIA TAPESTRY PAINTING INSTALLATION
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PORTRAIT, 2015 MIXED MEDIA TAPESTRY PAINTING INSTALLATION
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PORTRAITS, 2015 MIXED MEDIA TAPESTRY PAINTING INSTALLATION
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SHOPPING LIST , 2014 MIXED MEDIA SCULPTURE INSTALLATION 12 X 8 X 6 FT © ARTWITHAKIRASH
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GBAJU GBAJA / CELEBRITY, 2015
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GBAJU GBAJA / CELEBRITY , 2015
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GBAJU GBAJA / CELEBRITY, 2015
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SIDE EFFECTS, 2013 MIXED MEDIA SCULPTURE INSTALLATION 20 X 20 X 10 FT © ARTWITHAKIRASH
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ISE L'OGUN ISE , 2013 MIXED MEDIA SCULPTURE INSTALLATION 7 X 30 FT © ARTWITHAKIRASH
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HERE I LIVE NOW , 2014 MIXED MEDIA SCULPTURE INSTALLATION 14 X 20 X 25 FT © ARTWITHAKIRASH
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OGIRI L'ETI / WALLS DO HAS EAR, 2013 MIXED MEDIA TAPESTRY PAINTING INSTALLATION 18 X 20 FT © ARTWITHAKIRASH
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OJO OJA AJE / MONDAYS ARE MARKETS DAY, 2014 MIXED MEDIA SCULPTURE INSTALLATION 20 X 20 X 10 FT © ARTWITHAKIRASH
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SONGS OF PROVERB, 2015 MIXED MEDIA TAPESTRY PAINTING
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AMO L'EWA, 2013 MIXED MEDIA TAPESTRY PAINTING
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SAJE NWA? / HOW IS THE MARKET?, 2013 MIXED MEDIA SCULPTURE INSTALLATION 20 X 8 X 8 FT © ARTWITHAKIRASH
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ENOUGH IS ENOUGH , 2014 MIXED MEDIA SCULPTURE / TAPESTRY PAINTING INSTALLATION 20 X 10 X 1 FT © ARTWITHAKIRASH
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GBAJU GBAJA / CELEBRITY, 2013 MIXED MEDIA SCULPTURE 3 X 6 X 3 FT © ARTWITHAKIRASH
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HARAKA HARAKA HAINA BARAKA, 2012 PHOTOGRAPH FROM PERFORMANCE PUBLIC SPACE © ARTWITHAKIRASH
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IGBE YAWO / AT OUR WEDDING, 2015 MIXED MEDIA TAPESTRY PAINTING
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MEMORIES, 2013 MIXED MEDIA SCULPTURE 5 X 5 FT © ARTWITHAKIRASH
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AJODUN EWE, 2015 MIXED MEDIA TAPESTRY PAINTING
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ATINUKE, 2014 MIXED MEDIA TAPESTRY PAINTING
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CENTER OF KNOWLEDGE AND WISDOM, 2011 MIXED MEDIA PAINTING 10 X 9 FT © ARTWITHAKIRASH
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isiCelo / PETITION, 2012 MIXED MEDIA PAINTING/ SCULTURE INSTALLATION 20 X 13 X 5 FT © ARTWITHAKIRASH
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SUN FLOWER, 2014 MIXED MEDIA TAPESTRY PAINTING
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ASIKO / MOMENTS , 2010 MIXED MEDIA SCULPTURE 10 X 7 FT © ARTWITHAKIRASH
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ASHIRI / SECRET, 2014 MIXED MEDIA SCULPTURE / TAPESTRY PAINTING INSTALLATION 20 X 30 X 15 FT © ARTWITHAKIRASH
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BRAVERY, 2012 BODY PAINTING PHOTOGRAPHY 24 X 72 " © ARTWITHAKIRASH
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OYEKU / SHIELDS AGAINST DEATH , 2014 PERFORMANCE PUBLIC SPACE © ARTWITHAKIRASH
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POWER OF TECHNOLOGY, 2012 MIXED MEDIA PAINTING 52 X 56 " © ARTWITHAKIRASH
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OMO L'ASO, 2013 MIXED MEDIA TAPESTRY PAINTING
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IJO IJAPA / TORTOISE DANCE, 2013 PERFORMANCE PUBLIC SPACE © ARTWITHAKIRASH
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PETEPETE ROFOROFO/ LIVING IN MOULD LIFE, 2012 PHOTOGRAPH FROM PERFORMANCE PUBLIC SPACE © ARTWITHAKIRASH
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EJE LEPO/BLOOD DONATION, 2012 PHOTOGRAPH FROM PERFORMANCE PUBLIC SPACE © ARTWITHAKIRASH
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EYIN GEDE/FRAGILE, 2011 MIXED MEDIA SCULTURE INSTALLATION, PERFORMANCE 20 X 23 X 23 FT © ARTWITHAKIRASH
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ABAWON/STAIN, 2012 PHOTOGRAPH FROM PERFORMANCE PUBLIC SPACE © ARTWITHAKIRASH
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OPO / WIDOW
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ATINUKE
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Quick Facts
Birthplace
Lagos-Nigeria
Lives in
PFLUGERVILLE-AUSTIN
Works in
ARTWITHAKIRASH
Schools
UNIVERSITY OF AGRICULTURE ABEOKUTA, 1991, BA BIO/CHEM
INSTITUTE OF TEXTILE TECHNOLOGY ART & DESIGN, 1995, (HND) HIGHER NATIONAL DIPLOMA
Tags
sculpture, mixed-media, installation, performance, photography, exhibition/performance
ARTWITHAKIRASH

                                                                                                     Artist statement

My work focuses on moments of time, fleeting moments that can be easily forgotten or transformed.  My work reflects on rural versus urban life, the accelerated pace of development, and social infrastructure. I explore the personal and the universal, investigating the invisible systems of power that govern everyday existence.  I utilize a multitude of techniques and materials, including re-purposed objects, which may result in mixed media painting, sculpture, installation, video, photography, sound, performance.

Ultimately, my work is designed to create comfort, peace, and solace. I believe that art can be a balm to the soul, revealing a quiet inner truth. My art is a reflection of the joys of life, directly inspired by rhythm, harmony, and the movement of daily existence.

                                                                                                                BIO

My name is Olaniyi R. Akindiya known as Akirash, I was born in Lagos – Nigeria in 1973, I am a Interdisciplinary Artist, my first degree is Bio-chem, I work for 2 years as a pharmacist and I find my call in 1991 where I went back to study fine and applied art at the Institute of Textile Art and Design in Lagos, After graduation I works as textile designer for Nigeria Textile mill in Lagos for 3 years, I am hungry for more knowledge, exposure, so since then I have travel length and breath in the world to contribute, seek for knowledge , show my works and in 2000 I form A non – government program  artwithakirash in which I pick kids youths, teenage pregnancy girls away from the street help them find purpose in life,  For the last 16 years, I have International Awards,  Fellowships, Grants, I have been featured in more than 10 solo shows, many group exhibitions, over 30 performances, 20 artist residencies, i have been invited in many higher institutions has visiting Artist and has been written about in more than 60 articles and publications. My works can be found in many countries in the world, Since 2012 I have been living in Austin – Texas USA, AWARDS/GRANTS/FELLOWSHIPS/RESIDENCY are 2016  ISCP POLLOCK KRASNER FOUNDATION FELLOWSHIP RESIDENCY BROOKLYN- NY,  2016    AWARD FELLOWSHIP ART AT HEARTH, SHIRE OF PILPARA- AUSTRALIA, 2016    12th DAK’ART BIENNALE 2016, DAKAR – SENEGAL, 2015    THE SANTO FOUNDATION GRANT-USA, 2015    FELLOWSHIP RESIDENCY AT SACATAR INSTITUTO ITAPARICA – BAHIA, BRAZIL, 2015    FELLOWSHIP RESIDENCY AT OKLAHOMA STATE UNIVERSITY MUSEUM OF ART, OK-USA, 2015    FELLOWSHIP RESIDENCY AT SANTA FE ART INSTITUTE, NEW MEXICO – USA, 2014    FELLOWSHIP RESIDENCY, AT UNIVERSITY OF TEXAS AUSTIN, USA, 2014    FELLOWSHIP ARTIST INC / MAAA/ CITY OF AUSTIN, TEXAS – USA, 2014    HOT BOX AT MASS GALLERY, AUSTIN – TEXAS USA, 2014    FELLOWSHIP AT KIOSKO GALLERY & INTERNATIONAL ARTISTS IN RESIDENCY BOLIVIA, 2013    JOHN MUAFANGEJO ART CENTER, WINDHOEK – NAMIBIA, 2013    FELLOWSHIP ARTISTS IN RESIDENCY AT CENTRALTRAK, UNI.OF TEXAS – DALLAS. USA, 2012    VYTLACIL CAMPUS THE ART STUDENT’S LEAGUE RESIDENCY. NEW YORK – USA, 2012    INTERNATIONAL MULTIMEDIA FESTIVAL YAGON-MYANMAR, 2012    TRIANGLE ART ASSOCIATION RESIDENCY, NEW YORK – USA, 2012    NAFASI/ ART SPACE RESIDENCY DANISH EMBASSY DAR ES SALAAM TANZANIA., 2012    INFECTING THE CITY FESTIVAL, CAPE TOWN SOUTH AFRICA, 2012    THUPELO /BAG FACTORY INTERN. RESIDENCY, JOHANNESBURG, SOUTH AFRICA, 2011    NIROX PROJECTS/12 DECADE ART HOTEL, JOHANNESBURG - SOUTH AFRICA, 2011    POLLOCK-KRASNER FOUNDATION GRANT- USA, 2011    ART FARM ARTISTS RESIDENCY, NEBRASKA – USA, 2011    COMMONWEALTH CONNECTION INTERNATIONAL ARTISTS AWARD, UNITED KINGDOM, 2011    VERMONT STUDIO CENTER, FELLOWSHIP ARTISTS IN RESIDENCY, VERMONT – USA, 2011    GLADSTONE GALLERY/STUDIO, TORONTO – CANADA, 2010    CCA LAGOS, TRIANGLE, BRITISH MUSEUM ARTIST IN RESIDENCY, LAGOS-NIGERIA, 2010    THAMI MNYELE FOUNDATION, ARTISTS RESIDENCY AMSTERDAM – THE NETHERLANDS, 2010    Go INGENIOUS AWARD, SANTA MONICA, CA – USA, 2008    BLUESKY PROJECT ARTISTS RESIDENCY, WOODSTOCK IL- CHICAGO – USA, 2008    ARTCROFT ARTISTS IN RESIDENCY, KENTUCKY – USA