Lot - 9 - Okiki Akinfe - RM13 Baes
Lot - 9 - Okiki Akinfe - RM13 Baes
Lot - 9 - Okiki Akinfe - RM13 Baes

Lot - 9 - Okiki Akinfe - RM13 Baes

Oil on Linen

2024

A6 (10x15cm)

Original Artwork

Signed on Verso

This auction is raising proceeds for The Hepatitis C Trust

Curated by Hector Campbell 

ARTIST INFO

About 

Okikioluwa (Okiki) Akinfe, (b.1999) is a London based artist, her practice centres on creating an alternative to the conventional archive. Encompassing 'The Black lens', a subversive tool (of her own creation), that works towards avoiding stereotypes by demonstrating their absurdity. Authenticity that involves the othere’d experience as refocusing the position of the white Gaze to a Black Gaze. 

The figures within her paintings are visible and un-visible, investigating placing/un, -placing ghostly Black figures in landscapes, within their own realities, on their own terms. A space in world building for these figures to exist in a non-social geographical space, paused in their own time agency, resting, in perseverance of time. 

 

Education 

2023 

The Royal College of Art (Painting) 

2022 

The Slade School of Fine Art, London, UK 

2018 

The Royal Princes Drawing School Foundation Year, London, UK 

 

Group Shows 

2024 

In Rapture, The Bomb Factory Art Foundation, London, UK 

Hovering on the Edge, Timothy Taylor, London, UK 

2023 

Hauntology: Ghostly Matters, Mariane Ibrahim Gallery Chicago, USA  

WORKS ON PAPER: 100 YEARS, Amanita New York Gallery, USA 

Yinka Shonibare CBE RA: Free The Wind, The Spirit, and The Sun, Stephen Friedman Gallery, London, UK 

Nouvelle Vague, LBF contemporary Gallery, London, UK 

All the Small Things, Soup Gallery, London, UK 

 

Awards 

2023 

G.A.S Foundation Residency, Lagos 

Porthmeor Studios/Freelands Prize Residencies 

2022 

The Freeland’s Painting Prize 

The Ali H. Alkazzi Scholarship for Academic Year 22/23 

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