Originally from Wakefield, West Yorkshire, Tayo Adekunle is a British Nigerian photographer based in London. Working a lot with self-portraiture, she uses her work to explore issues surrounding race, gender and sexuality as well as racial and colonial history. Her work is centred around the reworking of historical tropes relating to the black female body, taking from contexts that include art historical paintings and sculptures as well as 19th century colonial photography. By placing historical imagery in a contemporary context, the relationship between the treatment of the black female body in the past and its treatment in the present day is explored.
SOLO EXHIBITIONS 2021
GROUP EXHIBITIONS 2022
RSA New Contemporaries 2022 (upcoming).
SSA 123rd Annual Exhibition.
Touch: The Politics of Physicality - ACall Festival.
Mindshift Exhibition, The University of Edinburgh.
Futureproof 2020, Street Level Photoworks.
COUP DE FOUDRE, Insurgency Gallery and Five Years.
THIS IS TOMORROW CALLING (Wishing you were here), Alt_D at Zembla Gallery.
A Quest That’s Just Begun, Wooosh Gallery with Generator Projects.
Alt_D Alternative Graduate Showcase (Online).
Buffering… Final Year Exhibition, Edinburgh College of Art.
She__. Exhibition, Whitespace Gallery.
Butter On Bacon, Hospitalfield, Arbroath.
2018 - Material Dialogues, Fire Station, Edinburgh.