OLANIYI RASHEED AKINDIYA

1.-HERE_I_LIVE_NOW 2.-GBAJUGBAJA 3.-SHOPPING_LIST 4.-OJO_OJA_AJE 6.-ENOUGH_IS_ENOUGH

Work1 Title: ATIBABA / HERE I LIVE NOW Year: 2014 Materials: MIXED MEDIA SCULPTURE INSTALLATION ( BOXED, THREADS, NEWS PAPERS, ACRYLIC PAINTS) Dimensions: H 14 FT W 25 FT D 20 FT Work2 Title: GBAJU GBAJA / CELEBRITY Year: 2015 Materials: MIXED MEDIA SCULPTURE / TAPESTRY PAINTING INSTALLATION(RE PURPOSED PLASTIC TOY GUNS, GALVANIZED WIRE, VARIETIES COLORS PAPER, THREADS, ) Dimensions: H 10 FT W 15  FT D 7 FT Work3 Title: SHOPPING LIST Year: 2014 Materials: MIXED MEDIA SCULPTURE INSTALLATION ( VARIETIES OF PRODUCTS BOXES, HOT GLUE) Dimensions: H 12 FT W 8 FT D 5 FT Work4 Title: OJO OJA AJA / MONDAY’S ARE MARKET DAY Year: 2014 Materials: MIXED MEDIA SCULPTURE INSTALLATION ( RE PURPOSED PLASTIC SPOONS, KNIFES, FORKS, PLATES, GALVANIZED WIRE, PAINTS, PLASTIC WRAPS AND TAPES) Dimensions: H 12 FT W 20 FT D 20 FT Work5 Title: ENOUGH IS ENOUGH Year: 2015 Materials: MIXED MEDIA SCULPTURE/ TAPESTRY PAINTING / VIDEO INSTALLATION Dimensions: H 8 FT W 12 FT D 1 FT

Statement:

My works focus on moments. Time, present in seconds and minutes, can only be preserved through documentation, as memory is fleeting and easily forgotten or transformed. My work is often marked by an exploration of rural versus urban life, namely the accelerated pace of development and social infrastructure. I produce works which explore the personal and the universal, which investigate the invisible systems of power that govern everyday existence, and which instigate debate among viewers without conventional ink on paper. My works address social issues.

Resume:My name is Olaniyi Rasheed Akindiya (Akirash) I am an Multidisciplinary artist, I was born in Lagos – Nigeria in 1973, 1991 BA Degree in  bio-chemistry  University of Agricultural Abeokuta and In 1992 hear my calling in art graduate 1995 Higher National Diploma fine art and applied art at the institute of textile technology Oregun-Lagos state – Nigeria. I live Between Lagos –Nigeria and Austin – Texas USA.
My works has won awards, grants, fellowships among are 2015 Fellowship residency at Oklahoma state university/ Museum, 2015    Fellowship residency at Santa Fe Art Institute NM-USA, 2014 fellowship at university of Texas- Austin, Fellowship at Artists INC / MAAA/ City of Austin,  Hotbox residency at Mass Gallery, fellowship at Kiosko Gallery in Bolivia, 2013 fellowship at JMAC in Namibia, fellowship residency at Centraltrak UT Dallas, 2012 fellowship residency at Vytlacil campus art student league NY, residency at Triangle Art association NY, Fellowship at Nafasi art space Tanzania, grants from Africa Centre / infecting the city Cape town S. Africa, fellowship at Thupelo/ Bag Factory Johannesburg- South Africa, 2011 Grant FROM Nirox Projects / 12 Decade Art Hotel Johannesburg South Africa, Grant from Pollock Krasner Foundation USA, Residency fellowship at Art farm Nebraska, Award & Grant from Commonwealth Foundation international artists connection UK, Fellowship residency at Vermont studio Center USA, fellowship Gladstone Gallery/ Studio Canada, 2010 fellowship at CCA Lagos/ Triangle Network Nigeria, fellowship residency at Thami Mnyele Foundation Netherlands, 2009 Sansa international residency  Ghana, Go Ingenious Award CA- USA, 2008 Grant fellowship from Bluesky Projects IL-USA, Artcroft residency fellowship  Kentucky USA.

Place: AUSTIN – TEXAS

Contact: artistsrootsembassy@yahoo.com

Website: http://www.artwithakirash.com/#!gallery