Multidisciplinary Art of Bolatito Aderemi-Ibitola, Winner of 2018 ART X Prize (Videos)

On 27th June, the 2018 ART X Prize was awarded to Bolatito Aderemi-Ibitola, a contemporary artist who combines different art forms in unusual and creative ways to create a singular artistic experience. Her winning project, Scraps from Mama’s Floor, is an interactive video display featuring a digital collage that is animated by people who stand before it. Working primarily in performance and video, Aderemi-Ibitola creates radical presentations challenging social norms and beliefs. Speaking about her art with Oxosi.com in 2017, she explained,

I will say all my work definitely has a performative quality and I deal a lot with the theoretical and the esoteric. However, I don’t like to make work that’s impenetrable, you know? I like the idea that if you simply describe what is literally happening within my work visually… metaphorically it produces a profound image. And if you want to get deeper into the theory and research behind the work, you can, there’s something there for you too.

Bolatito Aderemi-Ibitola was born in 1993 in Lagos, Nigeria but moved with her family to the United States when she was seven. She has a Bachelor’s degree in Communication Arts with a focus in Television/Film Production and a minor in Political Science from Allegheny College, northwestern Pennsylvania and a Master’s in Performances Studies from Tisch School of the Performing Arts, New York University. In 2014, she returned to Nigeria and is now based in Lagos.

The 2018 ART X Prize with Access winner will have a solo presentation at the next ART X Lagos art fair holding from 2nd to 4th November 2018. Visit Bolatito Aderemi-Ibitola’s website to view more of her works.

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Adekemi is a lawyer and writer with a passion for the arts, particularly African art history. She is dedicated to discovering and documenting the most excellent artworks of our time. Follow her on Twitter at adekemitweets.
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