Oluremi C. Onabanjo is a curator and scholar of photography and the arts of Africa based in New York City. The former Director of Exhibitions and Collections for The Walther Collection, she has organized exhibitions in Europe, North America, and Africa. In 2017 she co-curated Recent Histories: Contemporary African Photography, and edited its accompanying publication (Steidl), which was shortlisted for an ICP Infinity Award in Critical Writing and Research (2018). Onabanjo lectures internationally on photography and curatorial practice, and her writing has appeared in Aperture, The New Yorker, The Photobook ReviewTate Etc. and publications supported by The Museum of Modern Art, RISD Museum, and The Studio Museum in Harlem amongst others.

A 2020 Andy Warhol Foundation Arts Writers Grantee, Onabanjo is a PhD candidate in Art History at Columbia University. She holds an MSc in Visual, Material, and Museum Anthropology from Oxford University, and a BA in African Studies from Columbia University.


Image: Manhattan, 2020. © Sean D. Henry Smith.

 

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