Lot 98 - Rohan Ayinde - Farewell Adia + Steph

Lot 98 - Rohan Ayinde - Farewell Adia + Steph

Giclée Print on Hahnemühle German Etching

2022

A6 (15x10cm) Original Artwork

Signed on Verso

ARTIST INFO

 

About 

 

Rohan Ayinde is an interdisciplinary poet based in London and often working in Chicago. His work is centred around creating “otherwise” potentials (Ashon Crawley) and in so doing breaking down and simultaneously reconfiguring the ideological architectures that shape our daily and generational lives. The landscapes his work explores are formed through the lens of a black radical tradition committed to imagining freedom as a horizon of possibility. For Ayinde, these landscapes are an archive of the journey there; maps under continuous construction; refusals to acquiesce to the dominant structures of thought that frame the world we live in. Oscillating between poetry, photography, video, drawings, and curatorial work, Ayinde’s work is in constant negotiation with itself, trying to understand the role it plays in building the worlds it is invested in imagining. Most recently, his work is shaped by a dance around the possibility opened up by the phenomena of black holes, specifically when read in conversation with the historical conditions of blackness. 

  

Rohan Ayinde is one half of the wayward/motile collaborative duo i.as.in.we, with friend/producer/dancer Yewande YoYo Odunubi. He received his MA in Visual and Critical Studies from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago (2019). He is a curatorial fellow with ACRE projects, and has curated shows at Blanc Gallery, Acre and NOW Gallery, London. 

  

Ayinde’s work exists in many places, both fleeting and permanent. 

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