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Tomilola Olumide (b.1996, London) is a Multidisciplinary Artist based between Nigeria and the United Kingdom

Education

2024 MA Contemporary Art Practice at The Royal Collge of Art (RCA), London, UK

2020 BA Fine Art, University of Southampton at The Winchester School of Art, Winchester, UK

Residencies 

2023 Wá wò ó | Spot VR Residency at Stryx Gallery Birmingham, UK

2023 Moving to Words | EOP Summer Camp 2023 Micro Residency at Eastside Projects, Birmingham, UK

Exhibitions

Upcoming in 2024

Assembly 2024 | Group Exhibition Commissioned by Multistory at The New Art Gallery Walsall, Walsall, UK (August 9th - November 17th 2024)

The Universe Within | Group Exhibition (Selected) at Copeland Gallery, London, UK Curated by Latifah Stranack (September 18th -23rd 2024)

Radiant | Group Exhibition (Selected) at Copeland Gallery, London, UK Curated by Abigail Fakoya (July 25th -28th 2024)

BOM Immersive Bootcamp in Unreal Engine 5 course | Group Showcase at Birmingham Open Media (BOM), Birmingham, UK (July 19th 2024)

Past Exhibitions 

2023 wò óSolo ExhibitionSpot VR Residency at Stryx Gallery Birmingham, UK 

2023 Moving to Words | Group Exhibition, EOP Summer Camp 2023 Micro Residency Show at Eastside Projects, Birmingham, UK

2023 Pressure x Walk(Algo | Afro) Futures 2023 Mentoring Program x Live Group Performance at Vivid Projects, Birmingham, UK

2022 I Am & Nothing Else, Group Exhibition (Selected) at Affinity Art Gallery, Lagos, Nigeria

2021 Beyond Otherness, Group Exhibition at Open Hand Open Space Gallery, Reading, UK

2021 Rest and Repair, Group Exhibition at Platform Black x UCLH, Street Gallery, London, UK

2019 Itinerant ObjectsGroup Exhibition at Tate Modern Exchange x WSA University of Southampton, London, UK

2018 Building an Art BiennaleGroup Exhibition at Tate Modern Exchange x WSA University of Southampton, London, UK

2017 Shared drive, Group Exhibition, The Event at WSA Gallery, Winchester, UK

2017 Art and Design Summer Show, Group Exhibition at West Herts College, Hertfordshire, UK

2017 The Radlett Art Society Anthorp Award show, Group Exhibition, Hertfordshire, UK

Performances 

2023 Pressure x Walk | (Algo | Afro) Futures Live Performance at Vivid Projects, Digbeth First Friday, Birmingham, UK

2021 Ádun | Beyond Otherness at Open Hand Open Space Gallery, Reading, UK

2019 Undecided at Winchester School of Art, UK

2018 IADT, It's About Damn Time at The Winchester School of Art, UK

2017 Homage to the Lost Ones at The Winchester School of Art Gallery, Winchester, UK

2017 It is a Wicked Truth, Spoken Word, The Winchester School of Art Gallery, Winchester, UK

Published Writing 

2024 Spot VR Residency 2023 Critical Essay Written by Tomilola Olumide and Edited by Roma Piotrowska for Stryx Gallery Birmingham's 'Annual Residency Programme Catalogue,page 54-60

2021 Blackness, Embodiment, and the Rising of Greatness Article’ and Lostness in Ọ̀yinbọ̀ Town, 2018 Text and Artwork’ in Crucible | Article Curated by Roxanne Simone - page 24

Artist Talks and Interviews 

2023 Wá wò ó  | Spot VR Residency ‘Final outcome Exhibition’ at Stryx Gallery Birmingham, UK 

2023 Wá wò ó  | Spot VR Residency ‘Initial stage Exhibition’ at Stryx Gallery Birmingham, UK 

2023 Guest Artist TalkWhat Do We Become Exhibition Curated by Tobi Alexandra Falade at The Barbican Centre, London, UK

2022  Jeune Garde | Interview Article by Maurice Chapot

2022 Artist Talk | I Am & Nothing Else, Affinity Art Gallery hosted by Carolina Conforti, Lagos, Nigeria

2022 Studio Interview | Affinity Art Gallery Lagos, Nigeria

2021 Artist Symposium | Beyond OthernessOpenhand OpenSpace Gallery hosted by Harold Offeh, Reading, UK

2021 Artist Talk | Rest and Repair, Platform Black x UCLH hosted by Tobi Alexandra Falade x Alicia-Pearl Cato, London, UK

Professional Development

2024 BOM Immersive Arts Bootcamp: Unreal Engine 5 at Birmingham Open Media, Birmingham, UK (April - July)

2024 Studio Maker Program at STEAMhouse, Birmingham, UK (February)

2024 Removing Barriers: Making your work accessible course at In Transit, Online (January - March)

2023 (Algo | Afro) Futures 2023 Mentoring Program at Vivid Projects, Birmingham, UK

2022 Reflekt Glass Blowing Workshop by Yawoa Foundation in partnership with Igo Glass 'Lagos, Nigeria

2021 P.A.S | Performance Art Studies Workshop, Online

Press

2022 Sugarcane Magazine | THIS WEEK IN AFRICAN ART AND CULTURE

2022 This Day Nigeria | Article - Female Artists Affirm Resilience in New Show at Affinity Art Gallery by Yinka Olatunbosun

2022 Guardian Nigeria | Article - I am and … nothing else by Florence Utor

2022 CONTEMPORARY & | Article - I AM & … Nothing Else – Group Show Affinity Art Gallery, Lagos, Nigeria

2022 Channels Television News | Art House | Interview by Melinda Akinlami

2022 TVC News Nigeria | Interview by Tolulope Lamidi

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