Oluremi C. Onabanjo

Oluremi C. Onabanjo is a curator and scholar of photography and its related media, and the arts of Africa and the African Diaspora. The former Director of Exhibitions and Collections at The Walther Collection Project Space, she has organized exhibitions in Africa, Europe, and North America. Oluremi was a co-curator of Recent Histories: Contemporary African Photography (2017), and editor of its accompanying publication (Steidl), which was shortlisted for an ICP Infinity Award in Critical Writing and Research (2018) and named “One of the Best Photo Books of 2017” by The New York Times.

Oluremi lectures internationally on photography and curatorial practice, and during Spring 2019 will be a Visiting Critic at the University of Pennsylvania’s MFA program. She has contributed to catalogues and monographs published by 10×10 Photobooks, the American Federation of Arts, Aperture, Autograph ABP, The Museum of Modern Art, The Studio Museum in Harlem, and The Walther Collection amongst others. Oluremi has served on the jury for the New Talent Photography Award in Beijing, China, as a nominator for the Prix Pictet and Vontobel Contemporary Photography Prize, and is an advisory board member of No Longer Empty. Currently a Ph.D. candidate in Art History at Columbia University, she holds an M.Sc. in Visual, Material, and Museum Anthropology from Oxford University and a B.A. in African Studies from Columbia University.

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