Art X Lagos

Bolatito Aderemi-Ibitola receives the ART X Prize with Access 2018

Bolatito Aderemi-Ibitola was one of three finalists beside architect, photographer and multi-disciplinary artist Ayo Akinwande and visual artist Williams Chechet.

Prizewinner Bolatito Aderemi-Ibitola (cnter) with Finalists, Ayo Akinwande (right) and Williams Chechet (left). Image: courtesy of Art X Lagos

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Art X Lagos announced that the 2018 ART X Prize with Access was awarded to Bolatito Aderemi-Ibitola. Her project, “Scraps from Mama’s Floor” was selected from three finalists by a panel of judges.

At ART X is proud to continue supporting emerging Nigerian artists and deepening the  engagement with the African and African Diasporan art community through the annual art fair and endeavors such as the ART X Prize with Access in cooperation with its partner Access Bank.

The panel of judges consisted of renowned authorities from the contemporary art world including; Yinka Shonibare MBE, Professor Bruce Onobrakpeya, Wura Natasha Ogunji, Sokari Douglas Camp CBE and Oliver Enwonwu.


Scraps from Mama’s Floor” by Bolatito Aderemi-Ibitola

Scraps from Mama’s Floor” by Bolatito Aderemi-Ibitola

Bolatito Aderemi-Ibitola is a trans-disciplinary artist working primarily in time based art, interactivity and performance. Along with her artistic practice, Bolatito also works as a devised theatre practitioner, performance studies scholar and teaching artist. Born in Lagos, Nigeria, she immigrated to the United States in 2000. She returned to Nigeria in 2014 where she is now living and working. Bolatito earned her Masters in Performances Studies from Tisch School of the Performing Arts, New York University and holds a Bachelors in Communication Arts with a focus in Television/Film Production and a minor in Political Science from Allegheny College.