AYOBOLA KEKERE-EKUN

BIOGRAPHY

Ayobola Kekere-Ekun (b. 1993) is a contemporary visual artist. She was born in Lagos, Nigeria. Her B.A. and M.A. in Visual Arts were received from the Department of Creative Arts, University of Lagos; where she majored in Graphic Design. She is currently pursuing a Ph.D. in Art and Design at the University of Johannesburg, South Africa.

Her work explores subjects connected to gender, mythology, power and the human condition in a multi-layered way; creating work through labour-intensive processes. Ayobola works predominantly with a technique known as quilling, in which strips of paper are individually shaped to create forms. She tends to quill with a variety of materials. Ayobola views the technique as a three-dimensional manifestation of lines, creating pockets of light and shadow. For her, the intricacy of her work is a visual metaphor of the complexity of the subject matter she engages with. Her artistic practice is heavily informed by personal experiences and observations.

Solo Exhibition
2023 ‘THE POWER OF PLAY AND BORDERLINE BATTLES¬†‘ ADA\ contemporary art gallery, Accra, Ghana

Portrait of the artist courtesy of the artist and ADA contemporary art gallery