Sheyi Bankale is an international artist, editor, curator and researcher. He has a PhD from the Art and Design department at the University of Derby and previously a Visiting Professor of Photography at the University of Derby. Along with guest lecturer at Camberwell College of Arts, London College of Communication, University of Westminster, Sotheby’s Institute of Art London, the University of Toronto and the University of Art and Design Lausanne.
Sheyi Bankale’s practice-based research maintains the role of artist rooted in photography interventions in parallel to Curator of Next Level Projects and Editor of the journal Next Level that function as alternative vehicles to extend his cultural and creative voice. He has periodically published several dual language editions of the journal Next Level to disseminate Fine Art Photography communities of various international cities.
Among Sheyi Bankale’s published work is New Painting by Elina Brotherus, the co-published Beach by Mike Perry and extensive exhibition catalogue writing. He has exhibited and curated nationally and internationally with exhibitions at the Barbican, National Portrait Gallery, Wapping Projects London, Photo 50 London, Artrepco Zurich, European Capital of Culture Turku and Next Level Projects.
Sheyi Bankale also worked as a judge, nominator and reviewer on Fine Art Photography for Encontros da Imagem International Photography Festival Braga, Athens Photo Festival, Mattress Factory Pittsburgh, Danish Printmakers Association, Les Rencontres D’Arles, Contact Photography Festival Toronto, Centre of Contemporary art Lagos, Finnish Museum of Photography, FotoFest Biennial Houston, Le Mois de la Photo à Montréal, Whitechapel Gallery, Dusseldorf Photo Weekend, Photographers’ Gallery and The Arts Foundation.