In Conversation: Tayo Adekunle and Arike Oke
1st December, 8-9pm
TW: This video includes references to sensitive topics including: slavery and racism.
Following on from our digital exhibition Tayo Adekunle in June, we are pleased to host our next In Conversation with artist Tayo Adekunle and cultural leader, archivist and curator Arike Oke. They will be discussing Tayo’s exhibited works in more depth including the research behind them.
Tayo Adekunle is from Wakefield, and has recently moved to London, UK. She completed her BA in Fine Art at Edinburgh College of Art in 2020. Recent exhibitions include: SSA 123rd Annual Exhibition, Royal Scottish Academy, Edinburgh; COUP DE FOUDRE, Insurgency Gallery and Five Years, London; A Quest That’s Just Begun, Wooosh Gallery with Generator Projects, Dundee; and Butter on Bacon, Hospitalfield, Arbroath. She recently completed a residency with Hospitalfield, Arbroath, and has work in The University of Edinburgh Art Collection, Edinburgh.
Arike Oke is a noted cultural leader, a registered archivist, a curator and museology consultant. Most recently she was the Managing Director for Black Cultural Archives, the home of Black British history, and is to take up the newly created role of Executive Director of Knowledge and Collections at the BFI in January 2022. Her first major curatorial experience was 'Perpetual Movement', which combined contemporary art, archives and contemporary dance at the Lowry, Salford in 2017. While at BCA she platformed Black artists and curators with an emphasis on archival residencies.