Olúbùnmi Atẹ́rẹ́ , b. 1991 (Nigeria)
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Olúbùnmi Atẹ́rẹ́ (b. 1991) is a ceramicist from Ondo state, Nigeria.She studied Adult Education and practiced as a communications professional for 6 years before she gave in to her love for art.
In April 2022, she debuted as a ceramicist – utilizing carvings, patterns and lyrical marks on her works to comment on self, experiences and societal values as they affect individual and collective consciousness.
She has since been exploring the versatility of clay as a tool of communication and a witness to being. She bagged the Dr Pius Okigbo prize for Technical Proficiency at LIMCAF 2022.
Olúbùnmi’s carved pieces have been shown in galleries in Nigeria, the United Kingdom and the United States. She currently works from her studio in Lagos, Nigeria.
Beyond Limit | Yusuf Grillo Gallery, Yaba, Lagos. Curated by Mathew Oyedele.
Life in my City | Thought pyramid Gallery, Ikoyi, Lagos.
Paradox of Muted Echoes | LIMCAF, IMT Enugu, Nigeria.
Clay Holds Water, Water Holds Memory | NCECA, The Contemporary Art Center, Cincinnati, Ohio. Curated by Adero Willard.
Hands | Koop Projects Brighton, UK. Curated by Helen Rogers.
Of Pathway, Pilgrims and Sources | African Artists’ Foundation, Lagos. Curated by Princess Ayoola.
Beyond Limit ii | Quintessence Gallery, Lagos. Curated by Mathew Oyedele.
Africa Speaks 54 | Academy of Design and Innovation, Le Plateau Caudan Waterfront, Mauritius. Curated by ZeeArts’ Curators Committee.
In Search | Galari gallery, Ikeja, Lagos, Nigeria
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