Jelili Atiku


Body + Light + Gunpo, South Korea, October 2013, photo: Quentin Cornet. © Jelili Atiku
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Born in 1968 and based in Lagos, Jelili Atiku is a Nigerian multimedia artist – Sculpture, Performance and Video Art – with political concerns for human rights and justice.

Education

2004 – 2006

University of Lagos, Akoka, Lagos – Master of Arts (Visual Arts)

 1991 – 1998.

Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria, Kaduna – Bachelor of Arts (Fine Arts)

 

SELECTED PERFORMANCES

2015

Ewedabira (Alaraagbo IV), Place de la République, Paris, France (Sunday July 12).

Earth with Trees and Water I Am (Alaraagbo VIII), Place de la Sorbonne, Paris, France (Friday July 10).

Earth with Trees and Water I Am (Alaraagbo VIII), Rapid Pulse Performance Art Festival, Chicago, USA (Sunday June 14).

Earth with Trees and Water I Am (Alaraagbo VIII), Vidaråsen Landsby, Andebu, Norway (Thursday April 23).

Capacitance Does Not Consume Power, Department of Creative Arts, University of Lagos, Akoka, Lagos, Nigeria (Monday February 16).

Kill Not This Country (Maanifesito II), Ejigbo, Lagos, Nigeria (Thursday February 5).

Ori E Wambe, Ejigbo, Lagos, Nigeria (Wednesday January 28).

Arigiseji, School of Art and Printing Complex, Yaba College of Technology, Lagos, Nigeria (Friday January 23)

 

2014

Holy Ovonramwen Cathedral, Igun Street, Benin City, Nigeria (December 6 -7).

Obaranikosi (In The Red Series #16), Hannover, Germany, (Saturday September 27).

Red or White (In The Red Series #1), 4th Mediations Biennale, Poznan, Poland, (Sunday September 21).

Eleegba (Oginrinringinrin III), Gordon Institute for Performing and Creative Arts (GIPCA) Live Art Festival, UCT Hiddingh Campus, Cape Town, South Africa, (Thursday 4 and Friday 5 September).

Intercourse With Wood (Alaraagbo VII), St. Pongratzen, Graz, Austria – enacted during Intercourse with Woods – collaboration with Eva Maria Ocherbauer, (Thursday August 28 – Saturday August 30).

Olu–konko, Aja–konko (Alaraagbo VI), St. Pongratzen, Graz, Austria – enacted during Intercourse with Woods – collaboration with Eva Maria Ocherbauer, (Wednesday August 27).

Omodigbo (Alaraagbo V), St. Pongratzen, Graz, Austria – enacted during Intercourse with Woods – collaboration with Eva Maria Ocherbauer, (Tuesday August 26).

Ewedabira (Alaraagbo IV), St. Pongratzen, Graz, Austria – enacted during Intercourse with Woods – collaboration with Eva Maria Ocherbauer, (Monday August 25).

Alaagba, performance with Anne Letailleur, Richardplatz / SAVVY Contemporary, Berlin, Germany (May 24).

Ologbere (Oginrinringinrin II), International Performance Art Festival PALS (Performance Art Links), Slussen /Södermalmstorg and Fylkingen Stockholm, Sweden (April 27).

Egungun Alabala Mandela (Oginrinringinrin I), University of Texas at Austin, USA, (Friday April 11).

I Will Not Stroll With Thami El Glaoui, Marrakech Biennial 5, Marrakech, Morocco, (Wednesday – Friday February 26 – 28).

Afamako, Transmediale Festival, Haus der Kulturen der Welt, Berlin, Germany (Thursday January, 30).

Obaranikosi (In The Red Series #16), Nyhavn / Charlottenborg Copenhagen, Denmark (Saturday January, 25).

Lord Lugard Sings Blah Blah Green Sheep (Maanifisito I), Ejigbo, Lagos, Nigeria (Wednesday January 1).

 

2013

Mnemonic, die erste AFiRIperFOMA Bienniale: Contemporary Performance/Live Art Festival in Africa, Harare

Isin’pari Baami (Araferaku Series #2), Ejigbo, Lagos

Biofeedback (Araferaku Series #1), Ejigbo, Lagos

 

2012

Porondogo (The Feast Series #3), Freedom Park, Lagos, Nigeria.

Where is Jelili Atiku? Lagos / Berlin (Performance in Zusammenarbeit mit Lan Hungh).

Mukulu Muke With Wind, Bangor, Nord Wales

How Not to Dance Tchaikovsky Symphony (In The Red Series #15), Tiwani Contemporary, London

+++=+ (In The Red Series #14), Tate Modern, London

In (ut) Flöde, Trädgårdspark, Kulturcentrum, Jarna

Give Us This Day, Limbe

Abel’s Feast (The Feast Series #2), Yaoundé

Cain’s Feast (The Feast Series #1), Yaoundé

Eleniyan (In The Red Series #13), Makerere University, Kampala

Isoro Ni Fesi (Occupy Nigeria #2), Centre For Contemporary Art, Lagos

Nigerian Fetish (Occupy Nigeria #1), Centre For Contemporary Art, Lagos

 

2011

Red Carpet (In The Red Series #12), Cotonou

Rawson’s Boat (Campaign for Reparation of African Artifact Series #1), Freedom Park, Lagos

RED uctio AD AB surdum (In The Red Series #11), Lome

Red Flag (In The Red Series #10), Harare Gardens

 

2010

NGA Bill…Kill Me The More, 12th Lagos Book and Art Festival, National Theatre, Lagos

Gbanjo…Mo Gbe De, Textile Labour Union House, Ogba, Ikeja, Lagos

 

2009

Agbo Rago, Ejigbo Ram Market, Lagos, 11th Lagos Book and Art Festival, 2nd African Summit andExhibition on Visual Art (ARESUVA), Abuja

Red Entangle (In The Red Series #08), Big Sight, Ariake, Tokyo

 

2008

Red Mummy in Sabo (In The Red Series #02), Sabo Bus Stop, Yaba, Lagos, Nigeria

Red or White (In The Red Series #01), United Nations Information Centre, Ikoyi, Lagos

The Refugees, University of Lagos, Akoka, Lagos

 

2006 / 2007

The Victim of Political Assassination, Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria

 

2005

Ewawo – The Nigerian Prisoner, Visual Arts Section, University of Lagos, Akoka Lagos

 

2004

Shadows in the Dark, National Museum, Onikan, Lagos

 

SELECTED SOLO EXHBITIONS

2006

Stop The Killings, Visual Arts Section, University of Lagos, Akoka, Lagos, Nigeria – A campaign against cult killings in Nigerian tertiary institutions

 

2005

Ewawo – The Awaiting Trial Prisoners, (A campaign expunging of Holding charge in Nigerian Statutory Books, Especially in Lagos State), Lagos State House of Assembly, Ikeja, Lagos, Nigeria

Ewawo – The Awaiting Trial Prisoners, University of Lagos, Akoka, Lagos, Nigeria

 

2004

Shadows in the Dark, National Museum, Onikan, Lagos, Nigeria – (A campaign for Nigerian Penal and Prisons Reform)

Final Year Exhibition, Fine Arts Gallery, Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria, Kaduna State, Nigeria – Undergraduate Project


SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2014

Back to Sender (collaborative work with Dani Ploeger) staged during The London Design Festival 2014 at Victoria and Albert Museum, London, United Kingdom

Venice International Performance Week, Palazzo Mora, Venice

Merging Stories, 16th Lagos Book and Art Festival, Freedom Park, Lagos, Nigeria

A Poem A Day (The Poem Calendar), Museum Mu.ZEE, Oostende

A Poem A Day (The Poem Calendar), “Festival of Future Nows”

A Poem A Day (The Poem Calendar), David Chipperfield Exhibition (Sticks and Stones), Neue National galerie, Berlin, Germany.

Global Village, Petrus & Paulus Church, Bergen NH, The Netherlands

Shifting Africa, Kunsthalle Faust, Hannover, Germany

Shifting Africa, Galeria U Jezuitow and ARTykwariat, Mediations Biennale, Poznan, Poland

TOGYG-Helfa Gelf Art Trail Weekend, Treborth Old Goods Yard, Treborth, Bangor, Gwynedd, North Wales, United Kingdom

Whats Funny, Procvetaj Festival, Pavilion Cvijeta / Association of Serbia, Belgrade, Serbia

Global Village, Kulturhuset Bronden, Brondby Strand, Denmark

Global Village, City-Center of Landshut, Landshut, Germany

Giving Contour to Shadow, SAVVY Contemporary, Berlin, Germany

Global Village, Fort (bij) Abcoude, the Netherlands

The Bodies We Tell, National Gallery of Contemporary Art, Yaounde, Cameroun

Future Reflexions (Five Positions of Contemporary African Art), The Arches, Glasgow, United Kingdom, (the exhibition complements the live program of the Behaviour Festival

Art Hack Day, Transmediale Festival, Haus der Kulturen der Welt, Berlin, Germany

 

2013

ArtHouse Auction of Modern and Contemporary Art, Lagos, Nigeria

Work in Progress at Pachulso, Gunpo, South Korea

(De)construction + (Re)collection, held during 1st Afiriperfoma Biennial, at Goethe Institut, Harare, Zimbabwe

No Fly List, 15th Lagos Book and Art Festival, Freedom Park, Lagos, Nigeria

Portas Abertas (Open Door), Evora, Portugal

 

2012

The Progress of Love, Centre for Contemporary Art, Lagos, Nigeria

International artistic collaboration exhibition: Martin/Atiku, York and Scarborough

Interrupted Lives, Freedom Park, Lagos

 

2011

Cinemarche Video Art Festival, Scarborough Indoor Market, Scarborough, North Yorkshire

A Killo of Hope, Yusuf Grillo Art Gallery, Yaba College of Technology, Lagos

 

2010

Expressis Ver-bis, 12th Lagos Book and Art Festival, National Theatre, Lagos

On Independence and the Ambivalence of Promise, Centre for Contemporary Art, Lagos

 

2009/2010

Old News #6, Den Frie Udstillingsbygning, Kopenhagen , Dänemark; Centre for Contemporary Art, Lagos and Malmo Konsthall

 

2009

2nd African Summit and Exhibition on Visual Art (ARESUVA), Abuja

19th Edition of International Video Art Festival, Casablanca

Geisai #12 Contemporary Art Fair, Bight Sight, Ariake, Tokyo

 

 

http://jeliliatiku.webs.com