Temitayo Ogunbiyi

Temitayo Ogunbiyi. Photo by Samuel Bolarinwa © Samuel Bolarinwa Living and working in Lagos, Nigeria for over 10 years, Temitayo Ogunbiyi largely lives through West African and Caribbean cultural traditions. She lives amongst and seeks to build connections across distinct communities, and between botanical cultures and human histories. Systems that capture, mediate, and direct the movement of people, information and matter are recurring subjects of investigation in her practice. In 2017, she began designing her first functional playground sculpture in response to the few public playgrounds that she could find in Lagos for her young children. Ogunbiyi is the recipient of several fellowships and awards, including a 2020-2021 Digital Earth Fellowship, a 2018 Smithsonian Artist in Research Fellowship and a 2014 Ford Foundation Fellowship.