Oluremi C. Onabanjo is The Peter Schub Associate Curator in the Department of Photography at the Museum of Modern Art, where she is co-chair of the Early Modern Working Group and deeply involved in the ongoing reinstallation program of the Museum's collection. A 2024 Center for Curatorial Leadership Fellow, Onabanjo is the 2022 recipient of the Cisneros Institute Research Grant and a core member of the C-MAP Africa Research Group. Recent exhibitions include Projects: Ming Smith and New Photography 2023.
Previously, Onabanjo worked as Director of Exhibitions and Collections of The Walther Collection and served on the curatorial team of the 8th Triennial of Photography Hamburg (2022). She lectures internationally on photography and curatorial practice, and her writing appears in Aperture, The New Yorker, Revista ZUM, Tate Etc., as well as publications by The Art Institute of Chicago, 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 a PhD Candidate in the Department of Art History and Archaeology at Columbia University, and holds an MSc in Visual, Material, and Museum Anthropology from Oxford University.
Image: © S*an D. Henry-Smith, Berlin, 2021.