Olu Amoda is a mixed media artist and sculptor whose works were recently exhibited at Art Twenty one  (Art 21), a brand new space dedicated to contemporary art in Lagos.


Olu born in Warri, graduated from Auchi Polytechnic in Auchi, Nigeria with a degree in Sculpture in 1983.  He obtained a Masters of Fine Arts from Georgia Southern University in Georgia, USA in 2009.  He worked as an Artist-in-Residence in Villa Arson in Nice, France (2000); the Bag Factory in Johannesburg, South Africa (2003); at the Appalachian Statue University in Boone, North Carolina (2006) and at the New York Design Museum (2010).

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He is the founder of Riverside Art and Design Studios in Yaba, Lagos and has taught Sculpture and Drawing at the School of Art, Design, and Printing at Yaba College of Technology in Lagos since 1987.olu-amoda-1

His work can be found in many local and international collections including the New Ark Museum in New Jersey, USA. He has exhibited around the world, including the Museum of Art & Design, USA; the Didi Museum, Nigeria; the 6th Biennale de L’Art African Contemporain, Senegal and the Victoria & Albert Museum, UK.olu-amoda

His recent solo exhibition FRINGE entailed metal sculpture culled from industrial detritus.  The work portrayed hybrid creatures and entities comprising animals, humans, and flora. olu-amoda-3


Exploring the relations between mass industry and organic agriscience, his pivotal work, Sunflower (2011), earned him the Grand Prix Léopold Sédar Senghor at Dak’Art, the 11th Biennial of the Contemporary African Art in Dakar, Senegal in 2014, alongside Algerian artist Driss Ouadahi.

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