Artist Bio

Olumide Onadipe

Olumide Onadipe


Olumide Onadipe (born 1982) is one of Africa’s finest mixed media experimental artists. He graduated from the Federal College of Education (NCE) Lagos in fine and applied arts in 2004, the University of Nigeria Nsukka with a bachelor’s degree (2008) and a master’s degree in visual arts education (2012) from the University of Lagos.

Olumide is fascinated by textures and environmental themes, and expresses this fascination through mixed media sculptures and paintings. His work was shown at 1:54 Contemporary African Art Fair in London and at ArtXLagos in 2017. He has taken part in numerous local and international exhibitions including Connecting the Dots with SMO Contemporary Art Lagos (2018), Open Studios exhibition with Arthouse Contemporary (2016), Colours of Hope in partnership with the Cancer Foundation (CLWCF), Children Living with Cancer Foundation (2014), American Nigerian Cultural Collaborative Project, US Consulate and Nike Art Gallery Lagos (2013), Beyond Boundaries, Nubuke Foundation, Accra (2013), October Rain, Nike Art Gallery, Lagos (2011) and Dialogue Between Cultures, National Museum Lagos (2009), commemorating 50 years of cultural relations between Nigeria and France.


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