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Marcellina Oseghale Akpojotor (b.1989 in Lagos) had her first apprenticeship under her Father. She grew up assisting him with drawing, designing, stencilling, writing and calligraphy before eventually moving on to study Art and Industrial Design at Lagos State Polytechnic and Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife. In 2013, she won the first prize in the “OFF THE BIN PROJECT” art competition.
Akpojotor has taken part in several group exhibitions, including "Sisters: The Art of Nigerian Women” in 2018 at the Carnegie Gallery, Columbus, Ohio; "Onobrakpeya and the Harmattan Workshop", in 2016 at the Lagos Court of Arbitration.
In 2015, she participated in "Make we do" a performance workshop by Afiriperfoma at the Yaba College of Technology, Lagos, and in 2016 the 19th Bone Performance Art Festival in Bern, Switzerland. Her work featured in the “Young Contemporaries Alumni exhibition” at the National Museum, Lagos and in the L.A Art show, USA, in 2020.
In 2017, Akpojotor was selected to be part of the Rele Arts Foundation Young Contemporaries exhibition and was awarded the Ronke Ekwensi Salon. She had her first solo exhibition “She was not dreaming” at Rele Gallery in 2018. In 2019, she participated in the project "Back to Base" organized by the Goethe-Institut Nigeria and Rele Arts Foundation. She lives and work in Lagos.