Lakin Ogunbanwo, ‘It Was Never Your Fault’, 2016, Amref Health Africa: Benefit Auction 2018

Working at the confluence of fashion photography and classical portraiture, Nigerian photographer Lakin Ogunbanwo creates enigmatic portraits with an erotic and subversive undertone. Born in Lagos, Nigeria (1987), Ogunbanwo's work has been featured in the New York Times, ID online, British GQ and Riposte Magazine. Ogunbanwo has held solo exhibitions at WHATIFTHEWORLD, Cape Town and Johannesburg; Rooke & van Wyk Gallery in Johannesburg; and Didi Museum, Lagos, Nigeria. Recent group exhibitions include Lagos Photo Festival, Lagos, Nigeria (2016); Tyburn Gallery, London, UK (2015); and Red Hooks Labs, Brooklyn, NY (2017). Ogunbanwo has been recognized by the British Journal of Photography as one of the Top 25 Photographers of 2015 in their annual Ones to Watch edition. Ogunbanwo was recently commissioned to create installations for the window displays of Galeries Lafayette in Paris, as part of the Africa Now exhibition.

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SOLO SHOWS 2015 WHATIFTHEWORLD, Cape Town, Are We Good Enough 2014 WHATIFTHEWORLD, Cape Town, New Works GROUP SHOWS 2016 Centre for Fine Arts (BOZAR), Brussels, Dey Your Lane! Lagos Variations 2015 Tyburn Gallery, London, Broken English

His work has been reviewd in ArtNewspaper, Vogue, BLOUIN ARTINFO, The FADER, VICE, The New Yorker, Forbes, OkayAfrica, Ocula, Artsy, The Guardian, CNN, Mail & Guardian Online, WWD, Ventures Africa, WWD, CNN International, NPR, The Creators Project and

Oluwalakin Adebayo Ogunbanwo (Lakin Ogunbanwo)

About Lakin Ogunbanwo

Nigerian, b. 1987, based in Lagos, Nigeria

Solo Shows


Fair History on Artsy

WHATIFTHEWORLD at 1:54 Contemporary African Art Fair 2014