Artist Bio

Tyna Adebowale

Tyna Adebowale


Tyna Adebowale (b.1982) is a multimedia artist from Nigeria, who studied painting at Auchi Polytechnic in Edo state and has gone on to explore video, performance, and installations in her art practice. She is an award winning visual artist who has taken part in group exhibitions in Nigeria, the Netherlands, Brazil, Cameroon, South Africa & Ghana. She has attended workshops and artist residencies at the Foundation for Contemporary Art, Accra, the Nigeria Brazil Cultural Centre in Belo Horizonte, Brazil, the Bakassi Peninsul’Art in Limbe, Cameroon, the University of Cape Town, South Africa, Center for Contemporary Art, Lagos, the African Artists Foundation, and ArtHouse Foundation Artist Residency. She is currently an artist-in-residence at Rijksakademie van beeldende kunsten in Amsterdam. Tyna uses the body as signifier and tool to trace history and advocate for visibility. Adebowale aims to counter the imposed influences, and rejuvenate knowledge, possibilities and appreciation of alternative ways of existence.


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