Oluremi C. Onabanjo is a curator and scholar. She works at The Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) as the Peter Schub Associate Curator in the Department of Photography, where she serves as co-chair of the Early Modern Working Group. Recent exhibitions include Projects: Ming Smith and New Photography 2023. Onabanjo was a member of the curatorial team for the 8th Triennial of Photography Hamburg (2022), and the Director of Exhibitions and Collections for The Walther Collection. She lectures internationally on photography and curatorial practice, and her writing appears in ApertureThe New Yorker, Revista ZUM, Tate Etc., as well as publications by The Art Institute of Chicago, The Museum of Modern Art, the RISD Museum, and the Studio Museum in Harlem, amongst others.

A 2020 Andy Warhol Foundation Arts Writers Grantee, Onabanjo is the editor of Marilyn Nance: Last Day in Lagos (2022) and author of Ming Smith: Invisible Man, Somewhere, Everywhere (2023). She is the 2022 recipient of the Cisneros Institute Research Grant, and is a Ph.D. candidate in Art History at Columbia University. She holds degrees in Visual, Material, and Museum Anthropology from Oxford University and African Studies from Columbia University. 

Image: © S*an D. Henry-Smith, Berlin, 2021.


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