Art

La Maison Sentimentale, Joël Andrianomearisoa, Dakar, 2016

We Are All Sentimental || Senegal || 2017 || Nataal ||WEB

On Joël Andrianomearisoa, love, and Revue Noire, a monumental art magazine from the 90s.

The Necessity of Dreams || Nigeria || 2017 || IAM Intense Art Magazine || PDF

A profile of Nigerian artist Peju Alatise, and on dreaming as a survival mechanism, the tragic poignancy of apt social commentary, and flight as escape, magic and liberation.

Strut || Lagos || 2016 || Nataal || WEB

On Wura-Natasha Ogunji’s performance piece “Strut”, and on ease and action, freedom, femininity and power.

Falana || Lagos || 2016 || Nataal || WEB

A profile of musician Falana, and on dreams, faith, self-creation, and the jarring but essential pupa phase.

Dak’art || Dakar || 2016 || Nataal || WEB

On the Dak’art Biennial for Contemporary African Art, a love letter to Dakar, the City in the Blue Daylight.

Like Play, Like Play || Dakar || 2016 || PDF

I wrote the catalogue for Modupeola Fadugba’s exhibition and award-winning work at the 2016 Dak’art Biennial for Contemporary African Art. On weighty games and the depth beneath the sparkle. 

Design is the Personality of an Idea || Lagos || 2015 || PDF

I curated a group show of female artists from around the continent at the Ford Foundation Lagos, with the African Artists Foundation. The concept was on world creation, delusion, and individuality.