Ayo's artistic practice consists of extensive projects that shape shift into film, sculpture and performance. Her research interests and desire for amplifying counter narratives are currently nourished by archival matter, oral histories, immaterial forms of cultural heritage and informal knowledge practices held by unofficial bodies.

Residency

2022: Amant Foundation, New York  (Current)

2021: Triangle-Asterides, Marseilles, France 

Education

2018-2020: MA Fine Art (Cum Laude)  Piet Zwart Institute, Willem de Kooning Academy, Rotterdam, The Netherlands

2016-2017: BA Fine Art (Honour's Program) Propedeuse, ArtEZ Institute of the Arts, Arnhem, The Netherlands

2008-2012: BBA, International School of Business & École Supérieure de Commerce, Montpellier, France 

Selected Exhibitions & * Film Screening

2023​​

  •  Prospects, Art Rotterdam, NL (Forthcoming)

2022

  • When things are beings, Municipal Art Acquisitions, Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam, NL (current)

  • A Door Ajar, Singing, Shimmer, Rotterdam,NL  

  • Singing off-KeySingular Art Gallery, Nijmegen (Solo) 

  • Unfair22 Amsterdam NL  (Solo

  • Heks, Artphy, Groningen, NL (currently on view)

  • *Rencontres Internationales Paris, FR & Berlin, GR

2021

  • *25th Afrika Film festival, Leuven, BE 

  • Ateliers Portes Ouvertes, Triangle-Asterides, Marseilles, FR

  • Material Context, Het Archief, Rotterdam, NL, curated by Nathalie Haartjes & Danny Giles.

  • *Tent Online Cinema, Tent Rotterdam, NL

  • On Display, Print& Play Group Exhibition, curated by Marieke van den Belt & Thieu Custers

  • *Possessed, European Media Art Festival, Osnabrück, GR

  • Unbound Anthologies, a two person exhibition with Katrina Niebergal, Available and the Rat, Rotterdam

2020

  • Print and Play group exhibition,  curated by Marieke van den Belt and Thieu Custers, Boijmans Hillevliet, Rotterdam, NL

  • *A house of Many Parts, curated by Lucas Morin, Goethe Institute, Bangkok, Thailand

  • Modern Day Griots and Tapped Train Conversations, (a two person exhibition with Kateřina Gabriel Konarovská), Expoplu Experiment, Curated by Fenne Saedt, Expoplu Art Centre, NL

  •  Daybed (Solo) Weelde, curated by KONTRA Rotterdam, NL

  •  Melkweg Expo & Nest Call for Graduates exhibition, The Hague & Amsterdam, NL

  • * We are Living Monuments, 66th International Short Film Festival Oberhausen, GR 

  • Open Studios,  Piet Zwart Institute, Rotterdam, NL

 

2019

  • *Pulp Puppets, Focal Point Gallery, Twenty one Southend-on-sea, UK

  • Your Voice Matters, Museum Arnhem at De Kerk, group show curated by Mirjam Westen, Arnhem, NL

  • *Ba-dum-pssh, The Burden of representation and Affect, LocatieZ, Den Haag, NL

  • Open Studios, Piet Zwart Institute, Rotterdam, NL

 

2018                                     ​​

  • Off the record, KLA public art curated by 32 Degrees East/Ugandan Arts Trust, Kampala, UG

  • The Gathering, Participatory event, Entebbe, UG

  • How art thou? Cultuur op Campus, Radboud University, Nijmegen, NL

2017

  • Voicing Entebbe participatory event, De gildekamp, Nijmegen, NL

  • Lok Kede Kom A, Performance, Patty Morgan, Amsterdam, NL

  • Lok Kede Kom A, Performance, Torch Gallery, Amsterdam, NL

  • Rebirth, De Vasim, Nijmegen,NL

  • Myel Ba Performance, Art gallery Het Klooster, Tiel, NL

Grants + Awards

2021

  • Guido Huysmans Young African Film Maker Award (Nominee)

  • Mondriaan Stipend for Emerging Artists (Werkbijdrage Jong Talent) 

2020​

2019​

  • Stichting Vivace project grant

2018

  • KLA Public Art Commission

2016 - 2017

  • ArtEZ Academic Merit scholarship 

Artist Talk 

2021

2019​

2018

  • Legacy: An Artist and literary Panel discussion organized byWritivism in collaboration with KLA ART, the Square, Kampala.

 Publication & Press

2021​​

2020

2019

  • Speaking with Others - An Interview with Pussy Riot, APRIA digital publication, ArtEZ.

  • Twaalf Vrouwen Een Stem, Gelderlander Pg. 46

  • Alle Vrouwen Een Stem, Nieuwe Veluwe  Pg. 11

  • Trendbeheer

2018

  • Voicing Entebbe Artbook 

  • Art Monthly UK, November issue   

  • Studium Generale ArtEZ podcast contributor about diversity in art practices and institutions.