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) and named “One of the Best Photo Books of 2017” by The New York Times. Onabanjo lectures internationally on photography and curatorial practice, and has contributed to catalogues and photo books published by 10x10 Photobooks, the American Federation of Arts, Aperture, Autograph ABP, The Museum of Modern Art, The Studio Museum in Harlem, and Steidl amongst others.

Onabanjo is currently a PhD student in Art History at Columbia University. In 2020 she was awarded an Andy Warhol Foundation Arts Writers Grant, and in Spring 2019 was a Visiting Critic in the Department of Fine Arts at the University of Pennsylvania. She holds an MSc in Visual, Material, and Museum Anthropology from Oxford University, and a BA in African Studies from Columbia University.


Image: Chelsea, NY, 2018. © Naima Green.

 

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