Downloadable CV


MFA Candidate, Mills College, Oakland, CA

BFA, Studio Art + Museum Studies, Beloit College, Beloit, WI


Solo Exhibitions

2019 “You Are Here”, CUBE SPACE, Berkeley, CA

2017 - 2018  "i gave myself space to go back...II", Oakland Museum of Art, Oakland, CA

2017  give it to her when she’s decided she knew herself..., CTRL + SHFT, Oakland, CA

2012  DIVULGE, Gallery ABBA, Beloit, WI


Selected Group Shows

2019 Slippery Bodies, Flatland Projects, The Source Park, Hastings, East Sussex, UK

2019 Of Other Spaces, Guerrero Gallery, San Francisco, CA

2019 Exotify Elsewhere II, SWIM Gallery, San Francisco, CA

2018   Endless Editions 2018 Biennial: Optimism, EFA Project Space, New York, NY

2018   Art Basel: Juxtapoz Clubhouse 2018, Part 2 Gallery / Juxtapoz, Miami, FL

2018 Super Radiance, The Nook Gallery, Inglewood, CA

2018   Digitalia: Art & the Economy of Ideas, Museum of the African Diaspora, San Francisco, CA 

2018 Obvious Magic, Ashara Ekundayo Gallery, Oakland, CA

2018   Inscape/Escape, Space-Ship Org, New York, NY

2018   FEELS VI, Craneway Pavillion, Richmond, CA

2018   Thekla, Southern Exposure, San Francisco, CA

2018   Obvious Magic, Ashara Ekundayo Gallery, Oakland, CA 

2018   somatic significations, ProArts, Oakland, CA

2018   Untitled Art Fair, Palace of Fine Arts, San Francisco, CA

2018   Sentimental Mood, First Amendment, San Francisco, CA

2017   With You, New Image Gallery, Los Angeles, CA

2017 Black & White, 3rd Street Village Gallery, San Francisco, CA

2017   The Cash Conference, San Francisco Historic Mint, San Francisco, CA

2017   The Manifesto Show, The Nook Gallery, Oakland, CA

2017   Black Women / Breathing, Betti Ono, Oakland, CA 

2017   Shakedown, Museum of Capitalism, Oakland, CA  

2017   Standard Candle, OpenSpace/SFMOMA, San Francisco, CA

2017    Lil’ Swim, Luggage Store Gallery, San Francisco, CA

2017   The Black Aesthetic Presents: Yetunde Olagbaju, Nook Gallery, Oakland, CA

2017   Black Earth, Spirit Haus Gallery, Oakland, CA

2017   the piéce de reistance, SOMArts, San Francisco, CA

2017   My Art, My Culture III,  Betti Ono, Oakland, CA

2017   Shakin’ Systems, The Art Gallery, San Francisco State University, CA

2016   Touch On, SOMArts, San Francisco, CA

2016   Black Woman is God, SOMArts, San Francisco, CA

2016   Night Light, SOMArts, San Francisco, CA  

2016   Afrofuturism Conference, The New School, NY, NY

Awards & Acknowledgements

2018 Best Visual Artist, Best of the Bay, East Bay Express, Oakland,

2018  YBCA 100 Honoree, Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, SF, CA

Lectures & Panels

2018 Living Room Light Exchange, San Francisco, CA

2018 On Performance: somatic significations artist talk, Pro Arts, Oakland, CA

2018 Performance: Over and Underground, Black Women / Breathing, Betti Ono Gallery, Oakland, CA

2017 Sights & Sounds, KALW, San Francisco, CA

Artist Residences

2018 Facebook Artist in Residence (AIR), Menlo Park, CA

2017 & 2018  SALTA: Dos Rios, Mendocino, CA

2017  World Wide West, Point Arena, CA

2016 This Will Take Time, Point Arena, CA



SFMOMA Library & Archives

Curatorial Work

2018- 2019 Lead Curator, “Forever, A Moment: Black Meditations on Time & Space”, SOMArts Curatorial Residency, San Francisco, CA

2018, We Inherit, We Shape, We Heal, CounterPulse, San Francisco, CA


You Speak Well, online / chapbook, self published, 2017

Spirit Zine Vol I, Spirit Zine, self published, 2016


Selected Articles

Gebreyesus, Ruth: "The Resistance Is Then: Yetunde Olagbaju's Solo Exhibit at CTRL+SHFT In Oakland Explores How Women In Our Families Inform Defiance", Cover, East Bay Express,  April 2017

Ayanna, Azha: “Young creatives on Bay Area Art Scene”, i-D Vice, September 2016

McCleallan, Cree B.: “New Exhibit ‘The Black Woman is God’ crucially illustrates the social activism and creativity following female artists of color”, Afro Punk, July 2016

Kost, Ryan: “A room full of art affirms: ‘The Black Woman is God’, SFGate, July 2016

"The Diaspora", African-American Studies Department, University of California Berkeley, Cover, Fall 2015