jelili atiku

Nigerian Sculptor and Performance Artist

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Bio

Jelili Atiku is a Nigerian multimedia artist with political concerns for human rights and justice. Through drawing, installation sculpture, photography, video and live art performance; he strive to help viewers understand the world and expanding their understanding and experiences, so that they can activate and renew their lives and environments.


Since 2008, he has been involved in an ongoing performance project, In the Red, which uses red as a symbol of life, suffering, danger and violence. In 2008/2009, his performance video, Victim of Political Assassination was showcased in Video Library section of Rencontres Internationales in Paris, Berlin and Madrid. He also featured in the Geisai #12 Contemporary Art Fair, Tokyo, Japan (2009), 16th Festival International D’Art Video de Casablanca, Morocco (2009), Old News #6, Malmo, Lagos and Copenhagen (2009/2010) and Freedom to Create Prize, Singapore (2009).


He was among participating artists in the International Video Art Festival in Yorkshire, UK: VAF 1: From Africa (2011). Similarly, his videos, Red Bug were  among the videos that were screened in: Woodland at the Kurt Schwitters Summer School, Merzbarn Estate, Lake District, UK (23rd July, 2011); Hail Thy Name  screened in an exhibition, titled WƆbƆle kutu wƆkpe: Cultures in confluence held at Goethe Institut, Accra, Ghana (11-29, 0ctober, 2011), etc. He also participated in Cinemarche Video Art Festival, Scarborough Indoor Market, Scarborough, North Yorkshire, UK (22nd October), and 2011 Protest Art International Festival held in Harare, Zimbabwe – where he enacted performance, titled Red Flag in collaboration with Fisani Nkomo(28th October, 2011);  1st Arts and Culture Congress where he enacted RED uctio AD AB surdum, Lome, Togo (18th November, 2011); and the SICA Festival where he also enacted Red Carpet at Cotonou, Benin Republic (26th November, 2011).


In 2012, Jelili enacted series of performances in public spaces. These include Give Us This Day, Limbe, Cameroun, Abel’s Feast (The Feast Series #2), Yaoundé, Cameroun, Cain’s Feast (The Feast Series #1), Yaoundé, Cameroun, Eleniyan (In The Red Series #13), Makerere University, Kampala, Uganda, Isoro Ni Fesi (Occupy Nigeria #2), Centre For Contemporary Art, Lagos, Nigeria and Nigerian Fetish (Occupy Nigeria #1), Centre For Contemporary Art, Lagos, Nigeria. He just concluded Europe tour - where presenting talks and performances in Trädgårdsparken, Kulturcentrum, Jarna, (Sweden), Tate Modern and Tiwani Contemporary in London, Kurt Schwitters Merzbarn in Cylinders Estate, Langdale, Ambleside (UK); Manchester Art Gallery, and also in Carlisle, Cumbria; The House in Knipe Point, Scarborough, York and Bangor in Northern Wales (UK).


For over decade, Jelili has put my art at service of the prevailing concerns of our times; especially those issues that threatening our collective existence and the sustenance of our universe. Therefore, the contents of these concerns ranging from psychosocial and emotional effects of the traumatic events such violence, war, poverty, corruption, climate change, etc., associated with our warring world dominate his artistic forms.


Born on Friday 27th September, 1968 in Ejigbo (Lagos), Nigeria, he was trained at Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria, Nigeria and University of Lagos, Nigeria – Where he was awarded Bachelor of Arts (Fine Arts) and Master of Arts (Visual Arts) respectively. 



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Jelili Atiku

Nigerian artist based in Lagos, Nigeria


 Born:                           27 September 1968, Ejigbo, Lagos State, Nigeria.

Artistic Practices:        Performance, Sculpture, Installation, Photography and Video Art.

Education:

2004 – 2006    University of Lagos, Akoka, Lagos, Nigeria (Master of Arts (Visual Arts).

1991 – 1998    Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria, Kaduna, Nigeria (Bachelor of Arts (Fine Arts).

Award/Grant:

2012    Art Moves Africa (AMA) Mobility Grant to travel to Harare, Zimbabwe.

2012    Prince Claus Fund Flight Grant to travel to Berlin, Germany.

1998    National Youth Service Corps State Chairmanship Award, Akwa Ibom State, Nigeria.

1998    Best Serving Corps Member, Federal Government College, Ikot Ekpene, Akwa Ibom State, Nigeria.

1998    Best Final Year Student in Sculpture, Cyprian Ihejiahi Award, Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria, Kaduna State, Nigeria.

Exhibitions:

Performance:

2015    Ewedabira (Alaraagbo IV), Place de la République, Paris, France (Sunday July 12).

2015    Earth with Trees and Water I Am (Alaraagbo VIII), Place de la Sorbonne, Paris, France (Friday July 10).

2015    Earth with Trees and Water I Am (Alaraagbo VIII), Rapid Pulse Performance Art Festival, Chicago, USA (Sunday June 14).

2015    Earth with Trees and Water I Am (Alaraagbo VIII), Vidaråsen Landsby, Andebu, Norway (Thursday April 23).

2015    Capacitance Does Not Consume Power, Department of Creative Arts, University of Lagos, Akoka, Lagos, Nigeria (Monday February 16).

2015    Kill Not This Country (Maanifesito II), Ejigbo, Lagos, Nigeria (Thursday February 5).

2015    Ori E Wambe, Ejigbo, Lagos, Nigeria (Wednesday January 28).

2015    Arigiseji, School of Art and Printing Complex, Yaba College of Technology, Lagos, Nigeria (Friday January 23)

2014    Holy Ovonramwen Cathedral, Igun Street, Benin City, Nigeria (December 6 -7).

2014    Obaranikosi (In The Red Series #16), Hannover, Germany, (Saturday September 27).

2014    Red or White (In The Red Series #1), 4th Mediations Biennale, Poznan, Poland, (Sunday September 21).

2014    Eleegba (Oginrinringinrin III), Gordon Institute for Performing and Creative Arts (GIPCA) Live Art Festival, UCT Hiddingh Campus, Cape Town, South Africa, (Thursday 4 and Friday 5 September).

2014    Intercourse With Wood (Alaraagbo VII), St. Pongratzen, Graz, Austria  enacted during Intercourse with Woods  – collaboration with Eva Maria Ocherbauer, (Thursday August 28 – Saturday August 30).

2014    Olu–konko, Aja–konko (Alaraagbo VI), St. Pongratzen, Graz, Austria  enacted during Intercourse with Woods  – collaboration with Eva Maria Ocherbauer, (Wednesday August 27).

2014    Omodigbo (Alaraagbo V), St. Pongratzen, Graz, Austria  enacted during Intercourse with Woods  – collaboration with Eva Maria Ocherbauer, (Tuesday August 26).

2014    Ewedabira (Alaraagbo IV), St. Pongratzen, Graz, Austria  enacted during Intercourse with Woods  – collaboration with Eva Maria Ocherbauer, (Monday August 25).

2014    Alaagba, performance with Anne Letailleur, Richardplatz / SAVVY Contemporary, Berlin, Germany (May 24).

2014    Ologbere (Oginrinringinrin II), International Performance Art Festival PALS (Performance Art Links), Slussen /Södermalmstorg and Fylkingen Stockholm, Sweden (April 27).

2014    Egungun Alabala Mandela (Oginrinringinrin I), University of Texas at Austin, USA, (Friday April 11).

2014    I Will Not Stroll With Thami El Glaoui, Marrakech Biennial 5, Marrakech, Morocco, (Wednesday - Friday February 26 - 28).

2014    Afamako, Transmediale Festival, Haus der Kulturen der Welt, Berlin, Germany (Thursday January, 30).

2014    Obaranikosi (In The Red Series #16), Nyhavn / Charlottenborg Copenhagen, Denmark (Saturday January, 25).

2014    Lord Lugard Sings Blah Blah Green Sheep (Maanifisito I), Ejigbo, Lagos, Nigeria (Wednesday January 1).

2013    I Will Travel in Africa Without Visa, Victoria Island, Lagos, Nigeria        (Thursday December 19).

2013    Obaranikosi (In The Red Series #16), Makoko/Third Mainland Bridge/Broad Street/ Federal Government Printing Press, Lagos, Nigeria (Thursday December 12).

2013    Family Bond, Gunpo, South Korea (Friday September 6 – Thursday October 10).

2013    Body in Space, Gunpo, South Korea (Sunday September 1 - Wednesday October 7).

2013    Bill to Mayor, Gunpo, South Korea (Friday October 25).

2013    Body + Light + Gunpo, Gunpo, South Korea (Saturday October 19).

2013    For Me To You, Gunpo, South Korea (Wednesday October 16).

2013    I Am, God is, We Are One, (performance with Valerie Salez), Open Space, Victoria BC, Canada (Saturday September 28).

2013    Oduduwa Meets Metis, Live International Performance Biennial, Vancouver BC, Canada (Sunday September 22).

2013    Orunmila and Sotdae Visit You, Gunpo, South Korea (Thursday September 12).

2013    Senator Yerima’s Wedding, Ejigbo, Lagos, Nigeria (Saturday August 10).

2013    Red Light ((In The Red Series #6), Ejigbo, Lagos, Nigeria (Saturday July 6).

2013    Isin’pari Baami (Araferaku Series #2), Ejigbo, Lagos, Nigeria (Saturday January 26).

2013    Biofeedback (Araferaku Series #1), Ejigbo, Lagos, Nigeria (Thursday - Friday January 24 -25).

2012    I Am 21st Century Man, Hilton Hotel, Abuja, Nigeria (Wednesday December 12).

2012    Porondogo (The Feast Series #3), Freedom Park, Lagos, Nigeria (Thursday – Sunday

December 6 -9).

2012    Where is Jelili Atiku? (Performance in collaboration with Lan Hungh) Lagos, Nigeria / Berlin, Germany (Sunday October 7).

2012    Mukumuke With Wind, Bangor, North Wales, United Kingdom (Sunday August 12).

2012    Voice from the Human Heart, performance in collaboration with Graham, Parliament Street, York (Thursday August, 9).

2012    How Not to Dance Tchaikovsky Symphony (In The Red Series #15), Tiwani Contemporary, London, United Kingdom (Tuesday July 31).

2012    We Are One, Chapel Stile, Cumbria, United Kingdom (Thursday July 26).

2012    River Flows Through Us, Chapel Stile, Cumbria, United Kingdom (Thursday July 26).

2012    The Quarry, Langdale, Cumbria, United Kingdom (Wednesday July 25).

2012    Horse Through, Langdale, Cumbria, United Kingdom (Wednesday July 25).

2012    Olúworíogbó (Alaaragbo III), Langdale, Cumbria, United Kingdom (Wednesday July 25).

2012    Etutu (Alaaragbo II), Langdale, Cumbria, United Kingdom (Wednesday July 25).

2012    +++=+ (In The Red Series #14), Tate Modern, London, United Kingdom (Saturday July 21).

2012    In (ut) Flöde (Alaaragbo I), Trädgårdspark, Kulturcentrum, Jarna, Sweden (Tuesday July 3).

2012    Give Us This Day, performance with Joseph Sumégné), Limbe, Cameroun (Thursday

April 12).

2012    Abel’s Feast (The Feast Series #2), Yaoundé, Cameroun (Friday April 6).

2012    Cain’s Feast (The Feast Series #1), Yaoundé, Cameroun (Saturday April 7).

2012    Eleniyan (In The Red Series #13), Makerere University, Kampala, Uganda (Thursday

February 16).

2012    Isoro Ni Fesi (Occupy Nigeria #2), Centre For Contemporary Art, Lagos, Nigeria (Saturday January 28).

2012    Nigerian Fetish (Occupy Nigeria #1), Ejigbo, Lagos, Nigeria (Friday January 13).

2011    Red Carpet (In The Red Series #12), Cotonou, Republic of Benin (Saturday November

26).

2011    Rawson’s Boat (Too Much With Us Series #1), Freedom Park, Lagos, Nigeria (Sunday

November 20).

2011    RED uctio AD AB surdum (In The Red Series #11), Lome, Togo (Sunday November 18). 2011             Red Flag (In The Red Series #10), performance with Fisani Nkomo, Harare Gardens,

Zimbabwe (Friday October 28).

2011    58kg – 8kg, Oke-Afa Dumping Site, Isolo, Lagos, Nigeria (Tuesday March 31).

2011    Okokojiya, performance with Wura-Natasha Ogunji, Imodo Compound, Ejigbo Lagos,

Nigeria (Thursday March 19).

2010    Even If I Wear Your Cloth, Centre for Contemporary Art, Sabo, Yaba, Lagos, Nigeria

(Wednesday December 15).

2010    Who Knows Who Cares, Centre for Contemporary Art, Sabo, Yaba, Lagos, Nigeria

(Wednesday December 15).

2010    NGA Bill...Kill Me The More, 12th Lagos Book and Art Festival, National Theatre, Iganmu, Lagos, Nigeria (Sunday November 14).2010 Gbanjo...mo gbe de, Textile Labour Union House, Ogba, Lagos, Nigeria (Friday October 1).

2010    Quest for Gaia, Centre for Contemporary Art, Sabo, Yaba, Lagos, Nigeria (Tuesday March 2).

2010    Corpus Cal-lu-sum (In The Red Series #9), performance with Petra Szilagyi, Ejigbo,

Lagos, Nigeria (Saturday January 23).

2009    Agbo Rago, 2nd African Summit and Exhibition on Visual Art (ARESUVA), International Conference Centre, Abuja, Nigeria (Thursday November 19).

2009    Agbo Rago, 11th Lagos Book and Art Festival, National Gallery of Art, Aina Onabolu Building, Iganmu, Lagos, Nigeria (Saturday November 14).

2009    Agbo Rago, Ejigbo Ram Market, Lagos, Nigeria (Sunday September 27).

2009    Red Entangle (In The Red Series #8), Big Sight, Ariake, Tokyo, Japan (Sunday March 8)

2009    Reddendum (In The Red Series #7), Fine Arts Department, Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria, Nigeria (Thursday February 26).

2009    Red or White? ((In The Red Series #1), Fine Arts Department, Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria, Nigeria (Thursday February 26).

2009    Red Light (In The Red Series #6), Fine Arts Department, Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria, Nigeria (Thursday February 26).

2009    Redound (In The Red Series #5), Fine Arts Department, Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria, Nigeria (Thursday February 26).

2009    Red Bug (In The Red Series #4), the Sculpture Garden, Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria, Nigeria (Thursday February 26).

2009    Me and Red (In The Red Series #3), Centre for Contemporary Art, Sabo, Yaba, Lagos, Nigeria (Saturday January 17).

2009    Zero Hour, Bar Beach, Victoria Island, Lagos, Nigeria (Friday January 16).

2009    I am Black, Black & Black, Centre for Contemporary Art, Sabo, Yaba, Lagos, Nigeria

(Wednesday January 14).

2008    Corruption Stares, Poverty’s Grip, 10th Lagos Book and Art Festival, National Theatre

Iganmu, Lagos, Nigeria (Saturday November 8).

2008    Red Mummy in Sabo (In The Red Series #2), Sabo Bus Stop, Yaba, Lagos, Nigeria

(Thursday, October 30).

2008    Red or White? ( In The Red Series #1), United Nations Information Centre, Ikoyi, Lagos, Nigeria (Tuesday September 23).

2008    Who’s Afraid of FoI Bill?, United Nations Information Centre, Ikoyi, Lagos, Nigeria

(Friday May 2).

2008    The Refugees, performed as art-supplement to Dr. (Mrs.) Shambhavi V. M. Gopalhrishna’s Research Presentation, titled Africa’s Refugees, Patterns, Problems and Policy Challenges), 3rd Nigerian University Research and Development Fair, University of Lagos, Akoka, Lagos, Nigeria (Wednesday – Friday March 26 – 28) .

2007    Victim of Political Assassination, Ejigbo Police Divisional Headquarters, Ejigbo, Nigeria (Saturday, August 23).

2007    Victim of Political Assassination, Lagos State House of Assembly, Lagos, Nigeria (Monday January 8).

2006    Victim of Political Assassination, Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria, Nigeria (Wednesday l2 - November 22).

2005    Ewawo – The Nigerian Prisoner, Visual Arts Section, University of Lagos, Akoka, Lagos, Nigeria (Thursday March 24).

2004    Ewawo – The Nigerian Prisoner, Visual Arts Section, University of Lagos, Akoka, Lagos, Nigeria (Friday November 19).

Solo Exhibitions:                                                                                                     

2006    Stop The Killings, Visual Arts Section, University of Lagos, Akoka, Lagos, Nigeria - A campaign against cult killings in Nigerian tertiary institutions (February 9).

2005    Ewawo – The Awaiting Trial Prisoners, (A campaign expunging of Holding charge in Nigerian Statutory Books, Especially in Lagos State), Lagos State House of Assembly, Ikeja, Lagos, Nigeria (December 10 - 13).

2005    Ewawo – The Awaiting Trial Prisoners, University of Lagos, Akoka, Lagos, Nigeria (November 28 – December 2).

2004    Shadows in the Dark, National Museum, Onikan, Lagos, Nigeria - (A campaign for Nigerian Penal and Prisons Reform) (December 10 - 17).1997 Final Year Exhibition, Fine Arts Gallery, Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria, Kaduna State, Nigeria - Undergraduate Project (October 15 – 25).

Two Man Exhibitions:

2014    Back to Sender (collaborative work with Dani Ploeger) staged during The London Design Festival 2014 at Victoria and Albert Museum, London, United Kingdom (September. 20).

2012    International Artistic Collaboration: Martin & Atiku, York and Scarborough, United Kingdom (December 8 - 16).

2008    Wetin Press do Sef?,United Nations Information Centre, Ikoyi Lagos, Nigeria (May 2).

 Four Man Exhibitions:

2009    Closures and Enclosures, Aina Onabolu Gallery of Modern Art, National Gallery, Iganmu, Lagos, Nigeria (November 13 - 15).

2008    Peace, Peace & Peace, United Nations Information Centre, Ikoyi, Lagos, Nigeria (September 23).

2007    End Extreme Poverty Now, Lagos State House of Assembly, Ikeja, Lagos, Nigeria (Thursday December 13).

2006    Dawning Dreams, 8th Lagos Book and Art Festival, National Museum, Onikan, Lagos, Nigeria (September 14 - 17).

Group Exhibitions:

2014    Venice International Performance Week, Palazzo Mora, Venice, (December 13 - 20).

2014    Merging Stories, 16th Lagos Book and Art Festival, Freedom Park, Lagos, Nigeria (November 14 - 16).

2014 / 2015 A Poem A Day (The Poem Calendar), Museum Mu.ZEE, Oostende, (Saturday November 8, 2014 – February 1, 2015).

2014    A Poem A Day (The Poem Calendar), "Festival of Future Nows" (Saturday November 1).

2014    A Poem A Day (The Poem Calendar), David Chipperfield Exhibition (Sticks and Stones), Neue National galerie, Berlin, Germany.

2014    Global Village, Petrus & Paulus Church, Bergen NH, The Netherlands, (October 17- 26).        

2014    Shifting Africa, Kunsthalle Faust, Hannover, Germany (September 27 – October 26).

2014    Shifting Africa, Galeria U Jezuitow and ARTykwariat, Mediations Biennale, Poznan, Poland (September 21 – October 26).

2014    TOGYG-Helfa Gelf Art Trail Weekend, Treborth Old Goods Yard, Treborth, Bangor, Gwynedd, North Wales, United Kingdom (September 20 – 21).

2014    Whats Funny, Procvetaj Festival, Pavilion Cvijeta / Association of Serbia, Belgrade,

Serbia (August 14 – 30).

2014    Global Village, Kulturhuset Bronden, Brondby Strand, Denmark (August 8 – September 14).

2014    Global Village, City-Center of Landshut, Landshut, Germany (June 27- July 6).

2014    Giving Contour to Shadow, SAVVY Contemporary, Berlin, Germany (May 24 - July 27). 2014 Global Village, Fort (bij) Abcoude, the Netherlands (May 17- /25).

2014    The Bodies We Tell, National Gallery of Contemporary Art, Yaounde, Cameroun (April 25 – May 3).

2014 Future Reflexions (Five Positions of Contemporary African Art), The Arches, Glasgow, United Kingdom, (the exhibition complements the live program of the Behaviour Festival (March 6 – May 2).

2014    Art Hack Day, Transmediale Festival, Haus der Kulturen der Welt, Berlin, Germany

(January 27-29).

2013    ArtHouse Auction of Modern and Contemporary Art, Lagos, Nigeria (November 18). 2013         Work in Progress at Pachulso, Gunpo, South Korea (October 25 - 27).

2013    (De)construction + (Re)collection, held during 1st Afiriperfoma Biennial, at Goethe Institut, Harare, Zimbabwe (November 8 -22).

2013    No Fly List, 15th Lagos Book and Art Festival, Freedom Park, Lagos, Nigeria (November 15 – 17).

2013    Portas Abertas (Open Door), Evora, Portugal (July 11 – October 6).2012 Interrupted Lives, 14th Lagos Book and Art Festival, Freedom Park, Lagos, Nigeria (November, 16 – 18).

2011    Do Not Resuscitate, 13th Lagos Book and Art Festival, Freedom Park, Lagos, Nigeria

(November, 18 – 20).

2011    WƆbƆle kutu wƆkpe: Cultures in Confluence, Goethe Institut, Accra, Ghana (October 11 - 29).

2011    IN-SHORT International Short Film Festival, Lagos, Nigeria (October 2011).

2011    Cinemarche Video Art Festival, Scarborough Indoor Market, Scarborough, North Yorkshire, United Kingdom (October 22).

2011    Works From Africa (Late night screening of Video Art), Woodland in Kurt Schwitters Summer School, Merzbarn Estate in the Lake District, United Kingdom (July 23).

2011    VAF 1: From Africa, International Video Art Festival in Yorkshire, United Kingdom (April 8).

2011    A Killo of Hope, Yusuf Grillo Art Gallery, Yaba College of Technology, Yaba, Lagos,

Nigeria (April 12 - 22).

2010/2011 Green Summary, Centre for Contemporary Lagos, Nigeria (Monday December 20

– Friday January 21).

2010    Expressis Ver-bis, 12th Lagos Book and Art Festival, National Theatre, Iganmu, Lagos,

Nigeria (December 12 - 14).

2010    On Independence and the Ambivalence of Promise, Centre for Contemporary Art, Sabo - Yaba, Lagos, Nigeria (March 6 - 27).

2010    Old News #6, The Living Art Museum, Reykjavík, Iceland (July 10 – August 21).2010 Old News #6, Den Frie Udstillingsbygning, Copenhagen, Denmark (January 8 – February 14).

2009/2010      Old News #6 CCA, Centre for Contemporary Art, Lagos, Nigeria (December 5 - January 9).

2009    Old News #6, Malmö Konsthall, Malmö, Sweden (September 26 - October 9).

2009    2nd African Summit and Exhibition on Visual Art (ARESUVA), International Conference Centre, Abuja, Nigeria (November 19 - 21).

2009    16th Edition of International Video Art Festival, Casablanca, Morocco (April 21 - 25). 2009 Geisai #12 Contemporary Art Fair, Bight Sight East Hall, Ariake, Koto-ku, Tokyo, Japan (Saturday March 8).

2009    Zaria Arts School Touring Exhibition, Abuja (February 16 – March 15).

2008    17th Rencontres Internationales, Parc de la Villete, Paris, France, (November 28 – December 7).

2008    17th Rencontres Internationales, Berlin, Germany (July).

2008    17th Rencontres Internationales, Madrid, Spain (May).

2008    Beyond Words, National Theatre Iganmu, Lagos State, Nigeria - Held during the 10th Lagos Book and Art Festival Exhibition Segment, organised by Committee for Relevant

Art (CORA) (November 7 - 9).

2007    Art Against Poverty, National Theater Iganmu, Lagos State, Nigeria - Held during the 9th Lagos Book and Art Festival Exhibition Segment, organised by Committee for Relevant Art (CORA) (November 9 - 11).

2007    Standing Against Poverty, United Nations Information Centre, Ikoyi Lagos State, Nigeria (October 16 - 26).

2007    Zaria Arts School Touring Exhibition, Aina Onabolu Complex (National Gallery of Art),

National Theatre Annex, Iganmu, Lagos, Nigeria.2006 Zaria Arts School Touring Exhibition, Kashim Ibrahim Library, Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria, Nigeria.

2001    The Dawn of Democracy in Nigeria, Lagos State Council for Arts and Culture, Ikeja, Lagos, Nigeria (September 24).

2001    Movement for Creative Drawings (MCD) Exhibition, National Museum, Onikan, Lagos State - Nigeria - Held during the 3rd Lagos Book and Art Festival, Organised by

Committee for Relevant Art (CORA), (September 14 - 16).2001 Onuma (MCD - Drawing Exhibition), 1st Black Heritage Festival, Badagry and Victoria Island, Lagos, Nigeria (May 24 - 31).

2000    What Vessel Are You? (MCD - Drawing Exhibition), The Auditorium, University of Lagos, Akoka, Lagos, Nigeria - Held as Art Supplement to a Seminar: Drug and Violence in Campus: The Role of the Youth, organised by Anti-Drug Foundation For Peace (ADFP), (November 29).

1997    Gani Odutokun Memorial, Kashim Ibrahim Library, Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria, Kaduna, Nigeria.

1997    Association of Fine Arts Students Week Exhibition, Kashim Ibrahim Library, Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria, Kaduna, Nigeria.

1996    Eckankar Art Fiesta, The Auditorium, University of Lagos, Akoka, Lagos, Nigeria ().

1995    Impressions, Fine Arts Gallery, Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria, Kaduna State, Nigeria ().

1994    The Journey So Far, Kashim Ibrahim Library, Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria, Kaduna State, Nigeria (February 28 – March 5).

1994    Ideas, British Council, Kaduna, Kaduna State, Nigeria (February 1 - 5).

Residency / Collaboration:

2014    Intercourse with Woods (collaboration with Eva Maria Ocherbauer), St. Pongratzen, Graz, Austria (August 25 -31).

2014    Rauhnacht (collaboration with Dennis Feser), Graz, Austria (August 10 -24).

2014    Centre for Art of Africa and Its Diasporas/ Department of Art and Art History Residency, University of Texas at Austin, USA (March 5 - 11).

2013    Gunpo International Art Residency, Gunpo, South Korea (August 14 – October 27).

2012    TOGYG Artists Residency, Bangor, North Wales, United Kingdom (August 8 - 14).

2012    Art and Humanity III - York Public Space Project (Residency / collaboration with Graham Martin), York, United Kingdom (August 5-10).

2012    Art and Humanity II: The House Project (Scarborough Residency/ (collaboration with

Graham Martin), Scarborough, United Kingdom (July 29 - August 4).

2012    Art and Humanity I: Schwitters Merzbarn Project (Residency / collaboration with Graham Martin), Chapel Stile, Cumbria, United Kingdom (July 22-28).

2010    On Independence and the Ambivalence of Promise, Centre for Contemporary Art, Sabo, Yaba, Lagos, Nigeria.

Workshops:

2015    Make We Do: Musicality, Materiality and Body (served as facilitator), Grillo Gallery, School of Art and Printing, Yaba College of Technology, Lagos, Nigeria (January 19 - 23).

2013    The City and The Body (served as facilitator), Federal Government Printing Press, Lagos, Nigeria (December 4 - 18).

2013    Fragile Limits, (facilitated by VestAndPage), Open Space, Victoria, British Columbia, Canada (September 26 -28).

2013    Journey of The Body – Performance Art Workshop (served as facilitator with Wura- Natasha Ogunji), Yaba College of Technology, Yaba, Lagos, Nigeria (March 19 - 21).

2012    History Matter International Art Workshop, (served as facilitator), Center for contemporary Art (CCA), Lagos, Nigeria (May 1 -5).

2011    A Kilo of Hope, Oke-Afa Dumpsite, Isolo, Lagos, Nigeria (April 1 - 10).

2010    Documenting Fiction, (Video Art), African Artists’ Foundation (AAF)’s art gallery, Ikoyi,

(Project by Goethe Institut), Lagos, Nigeria.

2009    Linhaimaginaria (Imaginary Line), (Video Art Workshop), Centre for Contemporary Art, Sabo Yaba Lagos, Nigeria (January 12 - 24).

2008    One Minute (Video Art), Centre for Contemporary Art, Sabo Yaba, Lagos, Nigeria

(October 27 – November 1).

2005    National Drawference, (Experimental Creative Drawing Workshop), Federal College of Education (Technical), Akoka, Lagos State, Nigeria - Participated as facilitator (Saturday March 19).

2004    Revisit History Through Arts (Photography Workshop Section), University of Lagos,

Akoka, Lagos, Nigeria.

2002    Edi Jere Iyep, (Experimental Creative Drawing Workshop), Lagos State Council for Arts and Culture, Ikeja, Lagos State, Nigeria - Organised by Movement for Creative Drawings (MCD) (Saturday March 16).

2001    The Mind of A Child, (Children Drawing Workshop), Living Spring Comprehensive College, Ikotun, Lagos, Nigeria - Organised by Movement for Creative Drawings (MCD) - Participated as facilitator (Friday July 27).

2001    Omoran Lomogba, (Experimental Creative Drawing), at Aina Onabolu Complex, National Theatre Annex, Iganmu, Lagos, Nigeria - Organised by Movement for Creative Drawings - MCD) - Participated as facilitator (Saturday March 17).

2001    Black Heritage, (Experimental Creative Drawing) National Museum, Onikan, Lagos, Nigeria - Organised by Movement for Creative Drawings (MCD) - Participated as facilitator (Saturday February 17).

2000    Mofedraw, (Experimental Creative Drawing Workshop), Tinubu Square (Market Square), Lagos State, Nigeria - Organised by Movement for Creative Drawings (MCD), (Participated as facilitator), (November).

2000    Drawing Interaction, (Experimental Creative Drawing Workshop), Anthony Village, Lagos State, Nigeria - Organised by Ateckhu Forms Limited, (Participated as facilitator) (August 5).

2000    Drawing Interaction, (Experimental Creative Drawing Workshop), Ejigbo, Lagos State, Nigeria - Organised by Ateckhu Forms Limited, (Participated as facilitator) (July 22).

1997    Contact, (Experimental Painting and Drawing), Painting Studio, Fine Arts Department, Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria, Kaduna State, Nigeria (Organised by Association of Fine Arts Students (AFAS) 10th – 12th July.

Conference / Seminar / Symposium / Talk

2015    Earth with Trees and Water I Am: Story from Africa, Vidaråsen, Andebu, Norway (Thursday April 23).

2015    Curating Performance in a State of Emergency, International Visitors Programme: “Show Me The World”, Ringlokschuppen, Mülheim, Düsseldorf, Germany (Sunday April 12).

2015    Jelili Atiku, Pecha Kucha Night, Goethe Institute, Onikan, Lagos, Nigeria (Friday March  13) .

2015    We Perform Here, We Curate Here: Eko Wengele, presentation at the CURATORIAL WORKSHOP, organise in the context of  SHOW ME THE WORLD/ ZEIGE MIR DIE WELT at Goethe-Institut, Lagos, Nigeria (Friday March 13).

2015    The Ancestors of Performance Art, presented during Conference on “Performance: Musicality, Materiality and Body”, Yusuf Grillo Auditorium, School of Art and Printing, Yaba College of Technology, Lagos, Nigeria (Monday January 26).

2014    De-colonized Body: An Autobiographical Tales of Fantasy and Utopia at Photography Workshop, The Nlele Institute, Goethe Institut, Lagos, Nigeria (Wednesday 17 December).

2014    De-colonized Body: An Autobiographical Tales of Fantasy and Utopia at Department of Creative Arts, University of Lagos, (Wednesday June 11).

2014    In The Red: Performance in Public Space, presented at Charlottenborg Copenhagen, Denmark, Wednesday (Wednesday January 22).

2013    Awarawa: The Presence of the Present, presented during National Art Competition Artist Retreat 2013, Bogobiri Guest House, Ikoyi Lagos, Nigeria (Monday, July 29).2012 The beingNESS of Being Human, presented at Manchester Art Gallery, Manchester, UK (Thursday August 8).

2012    The beingNESS of Being Human, presented at York, United Kingdom (August 7).2012 The beingNESS of Being Human, presented at Woodend, Scarborough, United Kingdom, (August 4).

2012    Igboke-gbodo: Negotiating Autonomous Space, presented at Tiwani Contemporary,

London, UK (Tuesday July 3).

2012    The beingNESS of Being Human, presented at Freerange Artists, Carlisle, United Kingdom (July 29).

2012    AFRICA UTOPIA: Music, Art and Social Change, presented at Southbank Centre, London, United Kingdom (Sunday, July 22).

2012 Gbangbayahu: An Intervention with Human Dignities, presented during Inside/Outside: Materialising the Social, Tate Modern, London, UK (Saturday July 21).

2012    God’s Expedition: The Mirror in Me, presented during Swedish Institute Expert Exchange on Art, Human Right and Freedom at Trädgårdspark, Kulturcentrum, Jarna, Swede, (Thursday July 21).

2012    AFRICA UTOPIA: Music, Art and Social Change, presented at Southbank Centre, London, United Kingdom (Sunday, July 22).

2012    The Art and Space of Public Opinion, presented at ArtSpace RoundUp, Goethe Institut, Lagos, Nigeria (Saturday, February 25) .

2010    Towards a Double Consciousness: NSK Passport Project, Centre for Contemporary Art, Lagos.

2009    Artmongering, Fine Arts Department, Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria, Kaduna State, Nigeria (Wednesday May 13).

2009    Holding Talks, Department of Creative Arts, University of Lagos, Akoka, Lagos, Nigeria (Monday May 13).

2008    Community Policing: An Agenda for Peace Building, Ejigbo, Lagos, Nigeria (August 9).

2007    Security and Violence Free Electioneering Campaign: The Police and The Public, Ejigbo Police Divisional Headquarters, Ejigbo, Lagos, Nigeria (August 23).

2006 Students’ Parliamentary Council Seminar, Federal College of Education (Technical) Akoka, Lagos State, Nigeria.

2006    The Golden Jubilee of Zaria Arts School In National Development, Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria, Kaduna State, Nigeria.2004 Revisit History Through Arts, University of Lagos, Akoka, Lagos, Nigeria.

 Publications:

Thesis:

2006    An Expository Analysis of Sculpture as Awareness and Advocacy Tool for the Protection of Human Rights, unpublished M.A. Thesis (140 Pages), University of Lagos, Akoka, Lagos, Nigeria.

 Books and Monographs:

2011    Agbo Rago Jelili Atiku in Performance, Ateckhu Forms Limited Publication, Lagos State, Nigeria, (176 Pages).

2010    Gbanjo...mo gbe de, (Information Brochure for a Performance) Ateckhu Forms Limited Publication, Lagos State, Nigeria, (18 Pages).

2010    Quest for Gaia, (Information Brochure for a Performance) Ateckhu Forms Limited Publication, Lagos State, Nigeria, (14 Pages).

2008 Community Policing: An Agenda for Peace (Edited), Ateckhu Forms Limited Publication, Lagos State, Nigeria, (117 Pages).

2007    Security and Violence Free Electioneering Campaign: The Police and The Public, Co- edited, Ateckhu Forms Limited Publication, Lagos State, Nigeria, (20 Pages).

2006    Stop the Killings: Prefatory Notes on a Performance (Live) Art, Victim of Political Assassination, Ateckhu Forms Limited Publication, Lagos State, Nigeria, (40 Pages).

2006    Free the Press: Prefatory Notes on a Sculpture, titled Free the Press, Ateckhu Forms Limited Publication, Lagos State, Nigeria, (26 Page).

2004    Shadows in the Dark: Prefatory Notes on the exhibition of Drawings, Paintings, and Sculpture, titled Shadows in the Dark, Ateckhu Forms Limited Publication, Lagos State, Nigeria, (36 Pages).

 Published Articles:

2014    Three questions to five African artists, in: German Federal Cultural Foundation Magazine #22.

2014    Humans: The Bordered Boundaries. In: Colab Edition: The Publication, Marcio and Savvy Contemporary, page 19.

2012    Helena in conversation with fellow artist Jelili Atiku.In: Under The Influence Magazine (The African Issue F/W), London, UK (Fall/Winter).

2011    God’ Expedition: The Mirror in Me, published in The Guardian, Sunday, July 28, page 43.

2009    How to Strike the Ball Not the Ground, In Catalogue of drawings and paintings exhibition by Chidimma Nwankwo, 2010, published by Ateckhu Forms Limited, page 5.

2009    No Stopping No Waiting: Washington Uba’s Theorem, In Catalogue of photography exhibition, Theorem by Washington Uba, 2009; published by Ateckhu Forms Limited, page 5.

2009    Artist and His Painting as Apostle, In Catalogue of Cavalry Greeting, an Art Exhibition by Oladesu, Johnson, 2009.

2008    Beyond Words, In: Committee for Relevant Art (2008), 10th Lagos Book and Art Festival Commemorative Catalogue, CORA, Lagos, Nigeria, page 26.

2008    Peace, Peace & Peace In: Catalogue of an exhibition of photographs, paintings, and

Performance art, Peace, Peace,& Peace by Uba, W.C. et al, Lagos, Nigeria, Page 1.

2008    The Freedom of Information Bill, In: Wetin Press do sef?, Catalogue of an exhibition of Photographs, Sculpture and Performance art by Atiku, J.O. and Uba, W.C., Lagos,

Nigeria, Page 2.

2008    Community Policing: An Agenda for Peace, In: Atiku, J.O. (2008), Community Policing: An Agenda for Peace, Ateckhu Forms Limited, Lagos State, Nigeria, page 45.

2008    Human Rights Violations: Conducent of an Illusive Global Peace, In: Atiku, J. O. (2008), Community Policing: An Agenda for Peace, Ateckhu Forms Limited, Lagos State, Nigeria, page 71.

2007    An Epistle For Members of Lagos State House of Assembly, In: End Extreme Poverty

Now, Catalogue of an exhibition of Drawings, Photographs, Paintings and sculpture by

Atiku, J.O. et al, Lagos, Nigeria, Page 2.

2007    Security: The Pivotal Need of Man, In: Atiku, J.O and Fayoda, B.S. (2007), Security and Violence Free Electioneering Campaign: The Police and The Public, Ateckhu Forms Limited, Lagos State, Nigeria, Page 3.

2004    Visual Arts: The Attitudinal Manifestation of Artists’, Dealers’ and Collectors’ in Nigeria, In: Oladesu, J. Dualism, Catalogue of an exhibition of Drawings and Painting, Lagos, Nigeria, Page 11.

2003    Iyo Aiye (The Salt of Life), In: Afenifere Independent Group, The Grassroots Women Lagos, Nigeria, Page 4.

2001    Onuma: Forward of the Movement for Creative Drawings (MCD) Drawing Exhibition Catalogue, Lagos State, Nigeria, Page 2.

Unpublished Papers:

2010    Pabanbari: Intersection of Performance and Video Art, presentation at Towards a Double Consciousness: NSK Passport project (26-31 July 2010), Centre for Contemporary Art, Lagos.l2

2009    Ascent of Contemporary Art: Gaisai #12 Experience, presentation during Artmongering, Fine Arts Department, Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria; and Holding Talks, Department of Creative Arts, University of Lagos, Akoka, Lagos, Nigeria.

2006    Towards Enhancement of People Centred Legislation, Presented during Students’ Parliamentary Council Seminar, Federal College of Education (Technical) Akoka, Lagos, Nigeria.

2006    The Philosophies of African Sculpture: Principles of Humanitarian Concerns, presented during The Golden Jubilee of Zaria Arts School. In: National Development Conference, Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria, Kaduna, Nigeria.

2001    Listen...My Drawing is Talking, Presentation during MCD Children Drawing Workshop, titled The Mind of A Child, Living Spring Comprehensive College, Ikotun, Lagos, Nigeria.

2001    The Essence of Black Art Heritage, Presentation during MCD Drawing Workshop, titled Black Heritage, National Museum, Onikan, Lagos, Nigeria (February 17).

2000    4 x 4 = 200?, Presentation during Drawing Interaction - Organised by Ateckhu Forms Limited, Ejigbo Lagos, Nigeria (July 22).

Book Illustration:

2006    Special Traffic Control and Road Management Training Manual, The Police Community Relations Committee (PCRC), Ejigbo Chapter, Lagos – Nigeria

2003    The Cover of the Grassroots Women, Hand Book for Rally / Talkshop by Afenifere Independent Group (AIG), Ejigbo, Lagos – Nigeria

 

Monumental Sculpture / Drawing:

2002    Creative Drawings - As Campaign Against Terrorism, Presented to George W. Bush (U.S.A. President) through US Consul General, Robyn Hinson-Jones on February 21 in Lagos – Movement for Creative Drawings (MCD) Project.

1998    The Search for Knowledge, Sculpture (Concrete), National Youth Service – Community Development Project, Situate at Federal Government College, Ikot Ekpene, Akwa Ibom State, Nigeria.

1997    Mafo (I Will Fly), The Sculpture Garden, Fine Arts Department, Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria, Kaduna State, Nigeria.

 

Logo Design:

2013    Fadu Community Development Group (FACODEG), Ejigbo, Lagos, Nigeria.

2006    Cometstar Manufacturing Company Limited, Agbara Industrial Estate, Agbara, Ogun

State, Nigeria.

2003    Ejigbo Local Council Development Area, Ejigbo, Lagos State, Nigeria.

 Special Projects:

2014 (Ongoing)         Rigenerasan (Performance Project): exploration of Nigerian socio-     political experiences from 1914 – 2014.

2014 (Ongoing)         Maanifisito (Performance Project): exploration of Nigerian socio- political experiences from 1914 – 2014.

2014                            Oginrinringinrin (Performance Project): exploration of state of humanity in relationship to world power and leadership issues.

2013 Till Date           Omobowale - Performance Project: exploration of the belief of incarnation of self.

2013                            Araferaku (Performance Project): An autobiography of absence and presence of love.

2012 Till Date           The Feast (Performance Project): Exploration of human cannibalistic nature and tendency referencing orthodox religion stories.

2011 Till Date           Too Much With Us (Performance Project): A re-look into exploitation and theft of Nigerian artifacts by reference Benin expenditure.

2011 Till Date           E-Waste We (Performance Project): Exploration of the effects of the proliferation of e-waste in Nigerian communities.

2008 Till Date           In The Red (Performance Project): Exploration of violence and its effects in the world - www.intheredperformance.webs.com.

2001 – 2009                Mis-management, Waste, Corruption and Poverty in Nigeria (using drawing, painting, sculpture/installation and performance as forms of expression and interpretation of the effects of corrupt practices in Nigeria).

2000 - 2004                 Exploration of the effects of slave trade in Nigerian contemporary Societies, using Drawing as Form of Expression and Interpretation. Exploration of the inhuman conditions of Nigerian prisons Inmates (using drawing, painting, sculpture/installation and performance as forms of expression and interpretation).

1998 – 2005                Self-Decolonization: Exploration of Yoruba world/existence in relationship to contemporary realities - using drawing, painting, sculpture/installation and performance.

 1991 – Till Date

 Working:

Teaching:

2011 - 2013     Part-Time Lecturer, Arts and Industrial Designs Department, Lagos State Polytechnic, Ikorodu, Lagos, Nigeria.

2004 - 2005     Graduate Assistant Lecturer, Department of Visual Arts, University of Lagos, Akoka, Lagos, Nigeria.

1998                Fine Arts Teacher / Instructor, Federal Government College, Ikot Ekpene, Akwa Ibom, Nigeria.

Curatorial Service:

2014    Shifting Africa (Co-Curator), Kunsthalle Faust, Hannover, Germany (September 27 – October 26).

2014    Shifting Africa (Co-Curator), Galeria U Jezuitow and ARTykwariat, Mediations Biennale, Poznan, Poland (September 21 – October 26).

2010    Tee Off, Art Exhibition by Chidimma Nwankwo, Abuja, Nigeria (February 12 - 14).2009     Theorem, Photography Exhibition by Washington Uba, Lyce Francais, Victoria Island,

Lagos, Nigeria (December 11 - 12).

2009    Cavalry Greeting, Art Exhibition by Oladesu, Johnson, Abeokuta, Ogun State, Nigeria

(August 11 - 14).

2007    End Extreme Poverty Now, United Nations Information Centre, Ikoyi Lagos, Nigeria.

2007    Art Against Poverty, 9th Lagos Book and Art Festival, National Theater Iganmu, Lagos, Nigeria (November 9 - 11).

2007    Standing Against Poverty, United Nations Information Centre, Ikoyi, Lagos, Nigeria.

2001    Movement for Creative Drawings (MCD) Exhibition, National Museum, Onikan, Lagos, Nigeria - Held during the 2nd Lagos Book and Art Festival - Organised by Committee for Relevant Art CORA).

2001    Onuma (MCD - Drawing Exhibition), Badagry and Victoria Island, Lagos State, Nigeria -

Held during the 1st Black Heritage Festival.

2000    What Vessel Are You? (MCD - Drawing Exhibition), The Auditorium, University of Lagos, Akoka, Lagos, Nigeria - Held as Art Supplement to a Seminar: Drug and Violence in Campus: The Role of the Youth - Organised by Anti-Drug Foundation For Peace (ADFP).

1997    Gani Odutokun Memorial, Kashim Ibrahim Library, Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria,

Kaduna, Nigeria.

1997    Association of Fine Arts Students Week -Exhibition, Kashim Ibrahim Library, Ahmadu

Bello University, Zaria, Kaduna, Nigeria.

 

Adjudicator (Jury) in Art Competitions:

2014    A New Nigeria: An Inter School Painting Competition, Muson Centre, Lagos, Nigeria. (March 29).

2010    Concour Photos 2010: Le Nigeria en general et Lagos en particular, Lagos, Nigeria.

 

Others:

Public Service:

2012 Till Date Chairman, Project and Development Committee, Police Community Relations Committee, Ejigbo Chapter, Lagos, Nigeria.

2009                Head, Poverty Eradication Working Committee, Human Rights Information Network (HuRINet), Lagos, Nigeria.

2008                Chairman, Award Committee, Police community Relations Committee, Ejigbo Chapter, Lagos, Nigeria.


2006

            Supervisory Councilor for Works, Ejigbo Local Council Development Area

Lagos, Nigeria.

2005                Chairman, Assessment Committee, Ejigbo Local Council Development Area Lagos, Nigeria.

2004              Chairman, Market Committee, Ejigbo Local Council Development Area, Lagos, Nigeria.

2003              Chairman / Facilitator, Royal / Community Celebration of Creation of Ejigbo Local Development Area, Ejigbo, Lagos, Nigeria.

2003 Till Date Secretary, Police Community Relations Committee, Ejigbo Chapter, Lagos, Nigeria.

2001                Member, Exhibition Committee, For the Dawn of Democracy in Nigeria Exhibition, Lagos State Council for Arts and Culture, Ikeja, Lagos, Nigeria.

1995 – 1997    Exhibition Officer, Association of Fine Arts Students (AFAS), Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria, Kaduna, Nigeria.

1992 - 1993 Publicity Officer, Association of Fine Arts Students (AFAS), Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria, Kaduna, Nigeria.

1991                Enumerator, (CENSUS 91), National Population Commission, Lagos, Nigeria.

 

Private Service:

2012 Till Date Editor, Awori Magazine, Lagos, Nigeria.

2012 Till Date           Member, Board of Director, Kitigbo Nigeria Limited, Lagos, Nigeria.

2009 – 2010    Creative/ Art Director, Fanzone Magazine, Lagos, Nigeria.

1999 Till Date           Chairman / CEO, Ateckhu Forms Limited, Lagos, Nigeria.

 

Professional / Social Bodies Membership:

2011 Till Date           Member, Society of Nigerian Artists.

2009 Till Date           Artistic Director / Founder, Afiriperfoma.

2009 Till Date           President / Chairman Board of Trustee, Ejigbo Indigenes Forum, Lagos, Nigeria

2009 Till Date           Team Leader, Art Africa Forum.

2006 – 2008    Member, Rotary International (Club 72918, District 9110), Ejigbo, Lagos, Nigeria.

2004 Till Date           Chief Coordinator / Founder, Advocate for Human Rights Through Arts (AHRA) Lagos, Nigeria.

2003 Till Date Secretary, Police Community Relations Committee, Ejigbo Chapter, Lagos, Nigeria.

2000 Till Date           The President, Movement for Creative Drawings (MCD), Lagos, Nigeria.

2003 - 2007     The Director General / Founder, The Society for Better Community (SOBECO) NGO, Lagos, Nigeria.

2000 – 2007    Africa Member, The Arts Council of African Studies Association (ACASA), Smithsonian Institution, Washington D.C. USA.

 

Other Curricular Activities:

1999 - 2007     Political Party Membership: Alliance for Democracy (AD).

2007                Party Candidate (Flag Bearer) for Lagos State House of Assembly General Election to Represent Oshodi / Isolo Constituency II, Lagos, Nigeria.

2000 – 2006    Financial Secretary, Ejigbo Local Council Development Area, Ejigbo, Lagos State, Nigeria.

2000 – 2003    Financial Secretary, Ward F5, Oshodi / Isolo Local Government Area, Lagos, Nigeria.

 

Bibliographies:

 

2014    Terh Agbedeh, The Art of Jelili Atiku.In: TheNiche Newspaper, Sunday, December 21, 2014, page 48.

2014    Gbenga Adeniji, Down memory lane with Merging Stories. In: The Punch Newspaper, Sunday, November, 16, 2014,

2014/2015      Lotte Løvholm, Performance is Perhaps a Ghost Performing All the Time. In: Afrikadaa, November 2014 - January, 2015, page 44 – 47.

2014    Von Daniel Alexander Schacht, Afrikas Transfer. In: Hannoverlche Allegmeine, Hannover, Germany, Monday, September 29, 2014, page 7.

2014    Moses Kadiri, Deep Insight on the World Stage from Atiku. In: New Telegraph, Saturday, September 20, 2014, page37.

2014    Debby 'Baro, An Artist's Choice of Expressing Kongi's Day.In: One Page Africa online), http://www.onepageafrica.com/2014_07_01_archive.html, Friday, July 25 2014.

2014     Keiron LeVine, Jelili Atiku: A Performance Artists’ Efforts Towards Visual Education and Change. In: Another Africa (online Magazine), http://www.anotherafrica.net/art- culture/jelili-atiku-a-visual-education, Monday July 21, 2014.

2014    Anonymous, The New Africa Jelili Atiku Is Bringing Art To The People. In: The New Africa (online magazine), http://www.thenewafrica.info/jelili-atiku-bringing-art-people/

2014    Lotte Løvholm Enacting and Re-inventing Identities: Cultural Translation, Haunting Spaces, Decolonization, and Politics of Performance through Contemporary Nigerian Performance Art Master’s Thesis, Modern Culture Department of Arts and Cultural Studies, University of Copenhagen, Denmark, 91 pages.

2014    Göksu Kunak, Waste. In: Crap Is Good (online), http://crapisgood.com/2014/02/waste/, 16 February, 2014.

2014    Kathrine Storgaard Carlsen, Performance. In: Udvikling, Denmark No 2, April / May, page 24 – 25.

2014    Collins Clarke, The Africa’s Ambassador; Jelili Atiku.In: CNN Ireport (Online: http://ireport.cnn.com/docs/DOC-1082382) February 9.

2013    Anonymous, Inside the African avant-garde. In: http://uk.phaidon.com/agenda/art/articles/2013/november/23/inside-the-african- avant-garde/

2013    Antawan I. Byrd, Lagos.In: Art Cities of the Future: 21st Century Avant-Gardes, Phaidon Press Limited, London and New York, page, 172 – 173.

2013 TVC, Africarts...Jelili Atiku, Online: http://nigeriana.org/tv/africarts-jelili-atiku/, October 11.

2013    Loren Hansi Momodu, Performance and Provocation. In: Contemporary And Magazine (online: http://www.contemporaryand.com/blog/magazines/performance-and- provocation/), November, 2013.

2013    Tula Haye, Performance Artist Exhibits Again. In: Ejigbo City Diary, August, 2013, page 9.

2013    Josyfn Uba, Unsung at Home Celebrated in Denmark – The Story of Jelili Atiku. In: Daily Sun, Thursday, August 8, 2013, page 35.

2013    Moses Kadiri, Araferaku... Atiku’s Two-Act Performance Explores The Progress of Love. In: Nigerian Compass, Tuesday, May 14, 2013, page 26.

2013    Tajudeen Sowole, Araferaku... Atiku’s Visual Tribute to an Unseen Mentor. In: The

Guardian, Friday, February 15, 2013, page 37.

2012    Simon O. Ikpakronyi, Development of Forms in Nigeria Art: A Historical Perspective. In: International Art Expo Lagos Catalogue (2012), National Gallery, Nigeria, Page 35 – 36.

2012    Bisi Silva, Performance Love, Enacting Life.In: The Progress of Love (2012), Menil Foundation, Inc. Houston and The Pulitzer Foundation for the Arts, Page 115 – 116.

2012    Anthony Nsofor, Engaging The Enemy: The Voice of Interrupted Lives. In: the Journal of the exhibition, Interrupted Lives, CORA, Lagos, Page 22.

2012    Anonymous, Graham Martin and Jelili Atiku exhibition, Rogues Atelier, Fossgate, York, December 15 and 16. In: The Press, Friday, December 14,

2012. 2012 Anonymous, One Human Seven Hurdles: Collaboration with Jelili Atiku. In:

http://snogonline.co.uk/articles/one-human-seven-hurdles-collaboration-with-jelili-

atiku, September 23, 2012.

2012    Anonymous, If See This Masquerade. In: Walkartrod Magazine Issue, 2012, page 12— 16.

2012    Anonymous, One Human Seven Hurdles. Collaboration with Jelili Atiku. Online:

http://bangorgreadigol.blogspot.com/2012/09/one-human-seven-hurdles-

collaboration.html, Saturday, September 1, 2012.

2012    Polly March, New Collaboration for Bangor Artists.

Online:http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/wales/posts/new-collaboration-for-bangor artists, Friday August 17, 2012.

2012    Moses Kadiri, Jelili Atiku Takes In The Red Art Performance to Europe. In: Nigerian Compass, Tuesday, July 24, 2012, page 27.

2012    Charles Hutchinson, Graham Martin’s Art Remains A Burning Issue. In: The Press, Friday, July 20, 2012.

2012    Ayodele Taofiq-Fanida, Democracy, and Human Rights: Cultural Expert Exchange. In: Report by SOFIA, June/July 2012, Page 16.

2012    Sally O’Reilly, Actions Speak Louder. In: Tate Etcetera, Issue 25, summer, 2012, page 67.  

2012    Moses Kadiri, Atiku Heads to UK, Showcases New Works.In: Nigerian Compass,

Tuesday, June 12, 2012, page 26.

2012    Antawan Byrd, Being There/Being Seen: Locality and Afterlife in Jelili Atiku's Agbo

Rago, paper presented by Antawan Byrd during The Shifting Plane of Performance,

University of Toronto, Canada (Friday April 27).

2012    Agozino Agozino, Day Lagos Artist Attacked Jonathan. In: The Moment, Wednesday,

January 25, 2012, page 46.

2012    Moses Kadiri, Atiku Stages Nigerian Fetish. In: Nigerian Compass, Tuesday, January 24, 2012, page 27.

2012    Mcphilips Nwachukwu, Protest Art and Removal of Fuel Subsidy.... In: Vanguard,

Thursday, January 19, 2012, page 38.

2012    Moyo Okejide, Drama on The Street. In: The Nation, Wednesday, January 18, 2012, page 35.

2011    Afolabi Taiwo, 1897 Raid Of Bini Kingdom Resurfaces At Festival. In: The Guardian,

Sunday November 27, 2011.2011 Ireyimika Oyegbami, My Body is the Art Itself - Atiku. In: National Mirror, Wednesday, September14, 2011, page 25.

2011    Ireyimika Oyegbami, Agbo Rago: A Performing Artist Writes. In: National Mirror, Friday, August 26, 2011, page 22 – 23.2011 Chuka Nnabuife, Tracking Jelili Atiku from Studio to Society In: Nigerian Compass, Tuesday, August 26, 2011, page 26.

2011    Hope Ovrivri, Agbo Rago: A Call for True Change. In: The Moment, August 12 -13, 2011, page 35.

2011    Tajudeen Sowole, Documenting Agbo Rago... Atiku Digs Deeper into Alternative Art. In: The Guardian, Friday, August 5, 2011, page 39.

2011 Anonymous, Jelili Atiku Launches Performance Art Book. In: National Mirror, Friday July 22, 2011, page 31.

2011    Chuka Nnabuife, South African Curator’s Tour of Nigeria Studios. In: Nigerian Compass, Tuesday, July 19 and 26, 2011, page 26 and 27.

2011    Hope Ovrivri, Agbo Rago: A Book in the Heart of Societal Concerns. In: The Moment, May 11 -14, 2011, page 34.

2011    Loren Hansi Momodu, Imagining Tomorrow through Provocation and Performance

NSK / Jelili Atiku, MA Dissertation (May 17, 2011), page 23 - 35.

2011    Emmanuel Agozino, Artists Unveil Treasures from Oke Afa Dumpsite. In: Nigerian

Compass, Tuesday, May 3, 2011, page 32.

2011    Tony Nwanne, From the Diaspora, a Voice for African Women. In: The Guardian,

Tuesday, April 12, 2011, page 87.

2011    Hope Ovrivri, Hope in Small Measures as Seen in A Kilo of Hope.In: The Moment, April 18 -19, 2011, page 35.

2011    Okechukwu Uwaezuoke, Art in a Dumpsite.In: This Day, April 17, 2011, page 83 - 84.

2011    Tayo Ogunbiyi, A Kilo of Hope and a Few Other Lessons.... In: This Day, Sunday April 10, 2011, page 88.

2011    Iyabo Tijani and Yemi Olakitan, Jelili Atiku: A Revolutionary Artist. In: Arts & Artists, Vol. No2, April – June, 2011, page 56 – 59.

2011    Anonymous, Video arts festival, Space 109 Community Arts Centre, Walmgate, York,

April 6 and on tour throughout Yorkshire. In: The Press, Thursday, March 31, 2011.

2011    Titilayo Olurin, Performance Art as Cleansing Ritual. In: NEXT, Sunday, March 27, 2011, page 37.

2010    Lydia Obot, Expressis Verbis of Five Contemporary Artists.... In: The Vanguard, Sunday, November 28, 2010.

2010    Edozie Udeze, Where Photo Show Vision. In: The Nation, Sunday, November 28, 2010, page 24.

2010    Emmanuel Agozino, Gbanjo...Nigeria From Jelili Atiku. In: Nigerian Compass, Friday,

November, 26, 2010, page 27.

2010    Akintayo Abodunrin, Talking Folklore in Books. In: NEXT on Sunday, November 21, 2010, page 41.

2010    Tajudeen Sowole, Wanted: Migrants to Double Consciousness ‘Republic’. In: The

Guardian, Tuesday, August 03, 2010, page 80.

2010    Tajudeen Sowole, Documenting Fiction... Falomo Roundabout Experience.In: The

Guardian, Monday, J June 07, 2010.

2010    Yetunde Daniel, For the Union of Art and Culture. In: The Nation, Wednesday March 10, 2010.

2010    Aderinsola Ajao, Centre Holds International Art Photography Residency. In: The Next, Saturday, February 16, 2010.

2010    Emmanuel Agozino, From Two Artists: Nigeria, Not Land of Terrorists. In: Nigerian

Compass, Tuesday, February 23, 2010, page 34.

2010    McPhilips Nwachukwu, Corpus Cal-lo-sum: Artistic Collaboration Against Terrorism... In Vanguard Newspaper, Thursday February 4, 2010, page 36.

2010    Tajudeen Sowole, Atiku, Szilagyi...Making Artistic Statement Over Bomb Bid. In: The Guardian, Tuesday, January 26, 2010, Page 82.

2009    Tajudeen Sowole, Art for Justice. In: The Guardian Life, Sunday, December 6 - 12, 2009, page 54.

2009    Molara Wood. A Melting Pot of African Visual Art. In: The NEXT, December, 2009.

2009    Mufu Onifade. ARESUVA: Many Colours of Controversy. In: The Guardian, Wednesday, December 2, 2009.

2009    Joe Agbro Jr. Aresuva and Continuity. In: The Nation, Sunday, November 29, 2009.2009 McPhilips Nwachukwu, Agbo Rago is a Gorilla Performance –Jelili Atiku. In Vanguard Newspaper, Thursday November 12, 2009, page 42.

2009    Antawan Bryd, A Ram’s Ordeal: Jelili Atiku’s Agbo Rago. In NEXT Newspaper, Sunday, 25th October, 2009, page 41.

2009    Abimbola Adelakun, Atiku’s Naked Performance in Ram Market. In: The Punch Newspaper, Friday, October 16, 2009, page 59.

2009    Tula Hayes, Agbo Rago: Jelili Atiku Explodes in Another Exhibition. In Ejigbo City Diary Newspaper, October, 2009, page 7.

2009    Centre for Contemporary Art, Lagos, Artist’s Focus: Jelili Atiku, CCA Newsletter, May – December, page 8 -9.

2009    Obidike Okafor, Atiku: The Unusual Artist Exhibits. In: Next, Sunday, April 26, 2009, page 28.

2009    Tajudeen Sowole, In Lagos, Artists in the Diaspora Explore Imaginary Line.In: The Guardian, Tuesday, January 27, 2009, page 102.

2009    Emmanuel Agozino, Beyond Words...Arts for Good Governance. In: Nigerian Compass, Tuesday, October 13, 2009, page 49.

2008    Emmanuel Agozino, In Nigeria, Art for Commemoration of World Peace Day. In: Nigerian Compass, Wednesday, October 1, 2008, page 50.

2008    Emmanuel Agozino, Artists Lend Skills to Free Information Campaign.In: Nigerian Compass, Tuesday, June 24, 2008, page 47.

2008    Chioma Okezie-Okeh, Free Press: Activists, Artists Fight the FoI Bill War Through Exhibition. In: Great Encounter, Saturday Sun, June 21, 2008, page 18 – 39.

2008    Akintayo Abodunrin, Preaching Peace with Art.In: Sunday Tribune, October 5, 2008, page 30.

2008    Akintayo Abodunrin, Meet Atiku, the Human Rights Artist.In: Nigerian Tribune, August 12, 2008, page 41.

2007    Tula Hayes, Ejigbo Artists Spice Lagos Book and Art Fair. In: Ejigbo City Diary, November / December, 2007 Page 4.

2007    Moses Oyejola, Jelili At Lagos Book And Art Festival. In: Echoenews, Monday 10 – Saturday 16 November, 2007, Page 3.

2007    Ozolua Uhakheme, War Against Poverty, Hunger. In: The Nation, Wednesday, October, 24, 2007, Page 21 – 23.

2007    Dayo Philips Arogbokun, Artist Kick Against Poverty.In: Sunday Mirror, October 21, 2007, Page 42.

2007    Yemi Adebisi, Standing Against Poverty with Arts.In: Daily Independent, Monday, September 17, 2007, Page E3.

2007    Chuka Nnabuife, MDG: Artists Standing Against Poverty..In: The Guardian, Tuesday, September 11, 2007, Page 88.

2007    Uzezi Ekere, Artists Lead Campaign for Safe Environment. In: National mirror, June 14, 2007, Page 17.

2006    Uzezi Ekere, Art for Press Freedom.In: Sunday Mirror, October 8, 2006, Page 29.

2006    Tajudeen Sowole, Rare Breeds in Dawning Dreams. In: The Guardian Life Magazine, The Guardian, September 24 - 30, 2006, Page 26.

2006    Jumoke Verissimo, Three Days of Celebrating the Word, Ideas in Lagos. In: The Guardian, Tuesday, September 24, Page 45.2006 Josyfn Uba, Where Art Meets Activism. In: Saturday Sun, September 30, 2006, Page 17.

2006    Tajudeen Sowole, Activist Atiku Rains Politics on Canvas.In: The Guardian Life Magazine, The Guardian, May 28 - June3, 2006, Page 24.

2006    Benjamin Njoku, Wasilat Idris and Esther Offiong, Cora’s Three Days of Feasting the Clan. In: Vanguard, Thursday, September 21, 2006, Page 44.

2006    Committee for Relevant Art, Atiku Olorunfunmi: The Artist as an Activist. In: 6th Lagos Book and Art Festival Commemorative Catalogue.

2006    Chuka Nnabuife, Dreams Concepts Spice Up Lagos Book and Art Festival.In: The Guardian, Tuesday, September 5, 2006, Page 72.

2006    Chuka Nnabuife, Ewawo...Jelili Atiku Takes Art to Assembly. In: The Guardian, Tuesday, March 14, 2006, Page 89.

2005    Chuka Nnabuife, Popularizing the Power of Drawing.In: The Guardian, Tuesday, April 19, 2005, Page 82.

2005    Nwagbo Nneyelike, Why I Use Wood and Charcoal to Fight.In: Daily Sun, Wednesday, May 4, 2005, Page 21.

2005    Flora Onwudiwe, Art as Tool for Rehabilitation.In: The Comet, Wednesday, January 19, 2005, Page35.

2004    Chika Nnabuife,Shadows In The Dark...Reality of Nigeria Prisons. In: The Guardian, Tuesday, December 28, 2004, Page 117.

2004    Anonymous, Pitching for Human Right with Art.In: Thisday, Tuesday, November 16, 2004.

2004    Steve Ayorinde,Shadows of Atiku. In: The Punch, Friday, December 10, 2004, Page 61.

2004    Chuka Nnabuife ,New Political Culture in Arthouse. In: The Guardian, Tuesday, June 3, 2004, Page 82.

2002    Opeyemi Osunkiyesi, Epitaphs for September 11. In: Daily Times, Wednesday, March 27, 2002, page 18.

2002    Crossroad Magazine, Students, Artists, Present Commemorative Artworks of September 11 to Consulate, The Public Affairs Section, U.S. Consulate General, Lagos – Nigeria, January / February 2002 Edition, Page11.

2002    Eyi Tayo Aloe. Visual Expressions for Victims of Explosions. In: The Post Express, Tuesday, March 26, 2002, Page 25.

2001    Chuka Nnabuife, Drawing ‘Activists’ Exhibit for Nation Building. In: The Guardian, Tuesday, October 16, 2001, Page 81.

2001    Chioma Dabrinze, Probing The Mind of A Child. In: Thisday, Friday July 27, 2001, Page

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2001    Chuka Nnabuife, Drawing Makes the Artist. In: The Guardian, Tuesday, March 6, 2001, Page 69.

2001    Augustine Avwode, MCD Stirs Students of Art. In: The Punch, Wednesday, August 8, 2001, Page 36.

2001    Fred Iwenjora, MCD and Mind of the Child. In: Weekend Vanguard, July 28, 2001, page 14.

2001    Opeyemi Osunkiyesi,  A New Dawn for Children. In: Daily Times, Friday, July 27, 2001, page 34.

2001    Augustine Avwode, Creative Artists and Omoranlomogba. In: The Punch, Wednesday, March 21, 2001, Page 42.

2001    Joseph Aimienmwona, MCD Holds Workshop for Artists. In: The Post Express, Monday, March 18, 2001, page 27.

2001    Okeimute Agbodo, Discovering Black Heritage.In: Thisday, Monday, February 26, 2001, Page 54.

2000    Fred Iwenjora, Drawing Forum at Ejigbo. In: Weekend Vanguard, July 22, 2001, page 18.

2000    Kazeem Adeleke, Creativity Through Drawing.In: Thisday Thursday, July 20, 2000, Page 26.

1999    Fred Iwenjora, Atiku Yearns For Exhibition. In: Sunday Vanguard, December 12, 1999,

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