Q&A with Adejoke Tugbiyele: Art that tackles homophobia

Mail & Guardian | Stefanie Jason:


We recently caught up with the US-born Nigerian artist and activist, whose work on show at Speaking Back tackles Nigeria’s anti-gay law.


Activist and artist Adejoke Tugbiyele.

United States-born artist Adejoke Tugbiyele, whose sculpture, ink prints and video installation are on display at Cape Town group show Speaking Back, talks to the Mail & Guardian about using her art as a platform for activism and how the passing of Nigeria’s anti-gay laws in 2014 affected her life and art-making. Tugbiyele’s work highlights sexual identity and has been exhibited at the 1:54 Contemporary African Art Fair in London and the Centre for Contemporary Art in Lagos, Nigeria…


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