Talks / Workshops

Oladélé Ajiboyé Bamgboyé: Unmasking Series – Towards Public Co-creation

Städelschule, Frankfurt am Main, Germany
30 Jan 2024

Oladélé Ajiboyé Bamgboyé, untitled, 2023, conceptual sketch

Oladélé Ajiboyé Bamgboyé, untitled, 2023, conceptual sketch

About his lecture, Bamgboyé says: “First of all, this talk is concerned with my own and personal views and is not intended to overstep on anyone’s copyright. I will show how I sought quantitative and qualitative balance throughout my career, be that from initial training and grounding in science and engineering, augmented with practical experience and training in the humanities. As such my work remains personal but universal, and I remain interested in those concerns situated at the intersection of Art, Science and Social/Cultural Engineering. ”

From the beginning on, recurring themes centred on early critiques of private versus public constructions of identity boundaries evolving towards public concerns; whilst the Unmasking project at ArtPace heightened Bamgboyé’s concerns about cultural commodification and the impact of technology. His current concerns are the deconstruction of the continuing use of artificial intelligence (AI) as benchmarked against the degree of imitating an ideal construct, as opposed to challenging the very authority to own the object (or define an originating algorithm) by any one entity.

For Bamgboyé, the analysis of the reception of his work are equal to the readings of the works themselves which have been included in major international exhibitions: In/sight: African Photographers, 1940 to the Present, Guggenheim Museum, NYC, 1996); Alternating Currents,Johannesburg Biennale, South Africa, 1997; documenta X, Kassel, Germany, 1997; Mostra Africana de Arte Contemporânea Videobrasil, São Paulo, Brazil, 2000; Intelligence, New British Art, Tate Britain,London, UK, 2000; Voilà – le Monde dans la Tête, Musée d’Art Moderne de la Ville de Paris France, 2000; The Short Century, Museum Villa Stuck Munich, Germany, 2001; House of World Cultures, Martin-Gropius-Bau, Berlin, Germany; PS 1 New York, NY; Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago, IL; Bridge the Gap, CCA Center Kitakyushu, Japan, 2001; Unmasking, part 3, Witte de With, Rotterdam, Netherlands, 2001; Taipei Biennial, Taipei, Taiwan, 2003; and Significant works from the 1990s, Thomas Erben Gallery, NYC, 2023.

The lecture will be held in English.


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