Press

November 2019

“One of the most poignant works is by Nigerian artist Temitayo Ogunbiyi—You Will Find Playgrounds Among the Palm Trees (2018–19) is a series of interactive sculptures placed on the roof and made from a variety of large-scale anamorphous-shaped sculptures in cast bronze and galvanized steel piping wrapped in twine that relay the need to create platforms for play using techniques found in threading hairstyles.”
– Rebecca Ann Proctor, artnet.com

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https://news.artnet.com/about/rebecca-anne-proctor-1060

February 2019

“The artist Temitayo Ogunbiyi is collecting flora from the lagoon to use in environmental pieces. She is designing playgrounds, with equipment inspired by the shapes of elaborate Yoruba hairstyles to remedy the lack of public leisure spaces.”
– Siddhartha Mitter, The New York Times

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https://www.nytimes.com/2019/02/08/arts/design/lagos-nigeria-art-x-art.html

June 2018

“…Lagos-based Temitayo Ogunbiyi, who is transforming former land fill sites in the Nigerian city into childrens’ play parks…”

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https://www.wallpaper.com/art/yinka-shonibare-talisman-stephen-friedman-london

November 2017

“… I’m saving my money to purchase this for my bedroom, so I can wake up and look at this every day.”

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https://www.gq.com/gallery/matthew-henson-stylist-shopping-list

May 2017

“Temitayo Ogunbiyi, a U.S.-born artist who moved back to Lagos several years ago and produces drawings, collage, and installations with a conceptual bent.”

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https://www.villagevoice.com/2017/05/02/the-154-fair-surveys-the-multicultural-and-multifaceted-state-of-contemporary-art-in-africa/

February 2013

“While some of these contemporary tools and constructs may be helpful – love, when expressed through them, can seem a bit too fast (or slow), terribly watered down, or like an artificial sweetener – sugary with a funny after taste.”
– Temitayo Ogunbiyi, The Houston Chronicle

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https://www.chron.com/entertainment/article/Artists-redefining-love-in-romantic-relationships-4264123.php

November 2012

“Her installation “Lovely Love Text Message Books” (2012) consists of booklets to be dispensed from a vending machine, inspired by items sold in Nigerian marketplaces. “She was very interested in this question of how technology affects our ability to express love.”

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https://www.stltoday.com/entertainment/arts-and-theatre/kristina-van-dyke-makes-progress-at-the-pulitzer/article_f20282d9-51ad-5c3b-b55f-9a5d18853560.html