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Kambui Olujimi

Queens, New York

Artworks shown are selected from works submitted by the artist in their grant or residency application. All works are copyright of the artist or artist’s estate.

About Kambui Olujimi

Photo by Antony Alvarez

Kambui Olujimi is a visual artist, designer, and filmmaker, born and raised in Bedford-Stuyvesant Brooklyn. Olujimi’s work challenges established modes of thinking that commonly function as "inevitabilities." This pursuit takes shape through interdisciplinary bodies of work spanning sculpture, installation, photography, writing, textile, video, and performance. His work has been exhibited nationally at The Museum of Modern Art, NY, The Sundance Film Festival, and Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles. Internationally his work has been featured at Museo Nacional Reina Sofia in Madrid; Kunsthal Rotterdam in the Netherlands; and Para Site in Hong Kong, among others. His work has been featured in The New Yorker, The New York Times, Art in America, Vogue, and CNN. His work is in the collections of the Brooklyn Museum, NY; The Whitney Museum of American Art, NY; The Cleveland Museum of Art, OH; and Los Angeles County Museum of Art, CA. Olujimi is currently working on a transmedia project entitled North Star: Meditations on Weightlessness, exploring Blackness and the boundless body.

Program Participation

Joan Mitchell Fellowship, 2021

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Through my practice, I excavate the language and aesthetics of social, historical, and cultural conventions and bring them out of the world of the implicit. Once given gravity, weight, and shape, it becomes possible to reveal their incongruities and their illusory nature.”