Olalekan Jeyifous

Olalekan Jeyifous received a BArch from Cornell University in May of 2000. He is a Nigerian-born, Brooklyn-based visual artist. His work has been exhibited at venues such as the Studio Museum exhibition for the landmark exhibition, Flow and  was most recently included in the Making Africa exhibit at the Vitra Design Museum in Weil am Rhein, Germany which travelled to the Guggenheim in Bilbao, CCCB in Barcelona, and the Kunsthal in Rotterdam.



Cornell University, School of Architecture, Art and Planning, Ithaca, NY
Bachelor of Architecture: May 2000 [Emphasis on Computer Applications]


Bemis Center for Contemporary Art: Fall 2016, Artist-In-Residence
Socrates Sculpture Park 2016 Emerging Artist Fellowship
The Drawing Center: Open Sessions,2016-2017, Selected Artist
Headlands Center for the Arts: Spring 2016, Artist-In-Residence
The MacDowell Colony: Winter 2016, Artist-In-Residence, Architecture
School of Visual Arts: Spring 2015, Artist-In-Residence, Visible Futures Lab
Brooklyn Arts Council Grant: Spring 2008, Community Arts Regrant Program
New York State Council on the Arts:Spring 2006, Individual Artists Recipient
Lower Manhattan Cultural Council: Spring 2005, Artist-In-Residence
New York Foundation for the Arts:Spring 2004, Fellowship Recipient



Utopia/Dystopia, Museum of Art, Architecture, and Technology (MAAT), Lisbon, Portugal

Where Is Here, Museum of the African Diaspora, San Francisco, California

Art Paris Art Fair, Paris, France


The Lived City, BRIC Biennial, Weeksville Heritage Center, New York, USA
Making Africa, Kunsthal Rotterdam, Rotterdam, Holland
AKAA [Also Known as Africa], Contemporary Art and Design Fair, Paris, FR
Where Is Here, Museum of the African Diaspora, San Francisco, CA
1:54 Contemporary African Art Fair, Somerset House, London, UK
Not My Business: Solo Exhibit, 50 Golborne gallery, London, UK
Making Africa, Centre de Cultura Contemporània de Barcelona, Barcelona, Spain

The 2015 Bi-City Biennale of Urbanism and Architecture, Shenzhen, China 
Making Africa, Guggenheim, Bilbao, Spain 
Unveiling Visions: The Alchemy of the Black Imagination, Schomburg Center, NY, USA
Beautiful Decay, The ARC [OLCDC], Opa-Locka, FL
Making Africa, Vitra Design Museum, Weil am Rhein, Germany
RESPOND, Smack Mellon, Brooklyn, NY, USA

Uneven Growth, The Museum of Modern Art (MoMA), NY, USA
PRIZM Art Fair, Miami Center for Architecture and Design, Miami, FL

Whisper Down the Lane, Gallery 400, Chicago, IL

So Moving, St. Joseph's College Gallery, Brooklyn, NY

Dual, Skink Ink Gallery, Brooklyn, NY
Motion Sensitive, Corridor Gallery, Brooklyn, NY

Copy.Cut.Paste.Collage, "Motion Sensitive" show, Corridor Gallery, Brooklyn, NY

Surface Armatures, "Flatlands" show, Skink Ink Gallery, Brooklyn, NY

The Last Newspaper, The New Museum of Contemporary Art, New York, NY 
City Settlements, Blanc Gallery, Chicago, IL
Ellipsis, Les Moulins de Paillard, Poncé sur le Loir, France

Intricacies, Lohin Geduld Gallery, New York, NY
S.P.A.C.E.R., La B.A.N.K. Galerie, Paris, 

Visionaries and Outcasts, Skoto Gallery, New York, NY 
The Future as Disruption, The Kitchen, New York, NY 
FLOW, The Studio Museum in Harlem, New York, NY

Settlements and City Strategies 

Drawn In, The August Wilson Center, Pittsburgh, PA
Corporate collection of CB Richard Ellis

Common Destination, The Drawing Center, New York, NY
Afro-Futurism, Spaces Gallery, Cleveland, OH




Making Africa, Show Catalogue

Pub Vitra Musuem

FLOW, Show Catalogue, Spring 2008
pub. Studio Museum in Harlem

Drawing Papers 64: Common Destination: Selections Fall 2006
Carl, Katherine. The Drawing Center

Muschamp, Herbert. Metaphors Rise in Harlem Sky, NYTIMES. Feb.13; p.31
Sokol, David. Harlem World, ID MAGAZINE. Jan./Feb.
Harlemworld: Metropolis as Metaphor. Counter Insurgents Dispossess the Natives 
pub. Studio Museum in Harlem

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