Friday May 1st, 5:00pm - Olalekan Jeyifous - Artist in Residence Presentation




Olalekan Jeyifous, the latest artist in residence at the Visible Futures Lab, discusses his process and discoveries at the completion of his residency.

Jeyifous creates hand drawings, digital illustrations and architectural constructs that are rooted in "borrowed and invented narratives." His artworks are also tied to his cultural identity and peripatetic upbringing, which was characterized by perpetually adapting to and exploring new places. He has exhibited at The Kitchen, The New Museum of Contemporary Art, The Studio Museum in Harlem, The Soap Factory, MoMA, The Drawing Center and la B.A.N.K. in Paris. His awards and grants include a fellowship from the New York Foundation of the Arts, an H20 International Film Festival Award and grants from the New York State Council on the Arts and the Brooklyn Arts Council.

During his residency, Jeyifous proposed to "translate" his fine artworks and architectural studies into commercial items, intended for consumption by a broader audience. Join Jeyifous for a talk on his 7 week exploration.

The Visible Futures Lab's artists in residence are selected from a range of diverse fields, including industrial design, performing arts, robotics and conceptual arts. During their time at the lab, artists research and develop projects that explore and expand the philosophy of purposeful and extensible art and design. For more information about the Visible Futures Lab and its artist in residence program, visit