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Folakunle Oshun is an artist and curator from Lagos, Nigeria. His artistic practice engages the relativity of forms and the mapping of orbits and unorthodox spaces. He holds a Bachelor's degree in Visual Arts with a major in Sculpture (2007) and a Master's degree in Art History (2012) from the University. 


He is the founder and director of the Lagos Biennial, a platform for critical dialogue and the development of contemporary art in Nigeria. His research and curatorial interests lie in the potentiality of post-independence state buildings in West Africa as spaces for heritage production. In 2017, he was selected as the first recipient of the Curator-in-Residence grant by the Potsdam City Council, Brandenburg, Germany (2017/2018), where he made the film "Potsdam is Potsdam."


In 2020, Folakunle was invited to reflect on Pinakothek der Moderne's Modern and Contemporary art collection, where he co-curated a group exhibition titled "LOOK AT THIS" after a one-year research period. He also Co-Curated the group Exhibition Lagos Peckham Repeat Pilgrimage to the Lakes at the South London Gallery (2023).


 Folakunle was invited as a Guest Professor to the Staatliche Hochschule für Gestaltung Karlsruhe (HFG) in October 2021. He is currently a Doctoral candidate at the Heritage Laboratory of the Cergy Paris University/École Nationale Supérieure d'Arts de Paris-Cergy, where he also teaches.

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