Speculative Futures: Immanence and Imminence
Olalekan Jeyifous earned a Bachelor of Architecture from Cornell University. As visual artist, he has exhibited artwork at the Studio Museum in Harlem, the Museum of Modern Art, the Vitra Design Museum, and the Guggenheim in Bilbao, Spain.
Jeyifous is recipient of numerous grants for his artwork from the New York Foundation of the Arts, the New York State Council on the Arts, and the Brooklyn Arts Council. He has recently completed artist residencies with the Headlands Center for the Arts, Bemis Center for Contemporary Arts, the Drawing Center’s Open Sessions program, and a Wilder Green Fellow at the MacDowell Colony.
In addition to his extensive exhibition history, Jeyifous has spent over a decade creating large-scale artwork for a variety of public spaces. He created award-winning installations for Starbucks located in the Barclays Arena in Brooklyn and their Flagship store in Chicago’s Gold Coast neighborhood. Most recently, Jeyifous has completed commissions for the Durham SmART Vision Plan, the Opa-Locka Community Development Corporation, a 50ft-tall sculpture for the 2017 Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival, and four large sculptures for Public Square in downtown Cleveland, OH.