Bio


                                                                                                                                                                                  B. 1984

Folakunle Oshun is an artist and curator from Lagos, Nigeria. His practice in sculpture engages the relativity of forms and the mapping of orbits and unorthodox spaces. His most recent creation is a gravity-defying masterpiece titled Museum of Hope. The biographical sculpture installation which makes a temporary home at the historic Berliner Dom, depicts an embattled warrior struggling to keep balance on a rearing horse while reaching to retrieve a falling sword in the same motion. 

 

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 of Lagos. In 2017, he founded the Lagos Biennial, a platform for critical dialogue and the development of contemporary art in Africa.

 

He was selected as the winner and first recipient of the Curator in residence grant by the Potsdam City Council, Brandenburg, Germany (2017/2018). In 2020, Folakunle was invited to reflect on the modern and contemporary art collection of Pinakothek der Moderne, where he co-curated a group exhibition titled "LOOK AT THIS" along with Benhart Schwenk after a one year research period.