Artist Profile: Adejoke Tugbiyele

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Adejoke Tugbiyele is a Nigerian-American sculptor and experimental video artist. Tugbiyele works with a diverse range of materials including wire, natural fibres, fabric and wood. Her work responds to spiritual aspects of Yoruba culture, a cultural group occupying the South West region of Nigeria.  It also deals with political subjects related to sexual identity, women’s rights and human rights. She has been exhibited and screened at renowned institutions internationally including the Centre for Contemporary Art, and the Goethe Institute, both Lagos, Nigeria; the Centre for Contemporary Art, Torun, Poland; The Museum of Arts and Design and the United Nations Headquarters, New York, USA.

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