Downloadable CV

2018 - 2020 MFA Candidate, Mills College, Oakland, CA

2012 BFA, Studio Art + Museum Studies, Beloit College, Beloit, WI

Solo Exhibitions

2017 - 2018  i gave myself space to go II, Oakland Museum of California, 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   Murphy Cadogan Awards Exhibition, SOMArts, SF, CA 

2019   Summer Friends, Pt. 2 Gallery, Oakland, CA 

2019   Queer California: Untold Stories, Oakland Museum of California,Oakland, CA 

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   Juxtapoz Clubhouse 2018, Part 2 Gallery / Juxtapoz, Miami, FL 

2018  Super Radiance, The Nook Gallery, Inglewood, CA 

2018   Digitalia: Art & the Economy of Ideas, MoAD, San Francisco, CA

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

2018   FEELS VI, Craneway Pavilion, 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   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, The 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, CA

2016   Touch On, SOMArts, San Francisco, CA  

2016   Xotalicious, SoleSpace, Oakland, CA

2016   Matters, PIF Gallery, Oakland, CA

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

2016   Afrofuturism Conference, The New School, NY, NY

Awards & Acknowledgements

2019   Murphy Cadogan Award, San Francisco Arts Commission, SF, CA 

2019   Nancy Cook Award Fellow, Mills College, Oakland, CA 

2018   Best Visual Artist, Best of the Bay, East Bay Express, Oakland, CA
2018   YBCA 100 Honoree, Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, SF, CA

Lectures & Panels

2019  (un)Knowing, Visual Supply Company, Oakland, CA 

2019  Expanding WOC Narratives, Women’s Sound Off, Oakland, CA 

2019  Black Cultural Production in America, UC Berkeley, Berkeley, CA 

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
2018   SALTA: Dos Rios, Mendocino, CA
2017   World Wide West, Point Arena, CA

2017   SALTA: Dos Rios, Mendocino, CA

2016   This Will Take Time, Point Arena, CA

Curatorial Work

2019    Co-curator, Opalescent, ProArts, Oakland, CA 

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

2018  Online Curator, Black Futures Month, Broadly Vice

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

2018   angry:free, zine, n0 eg0 press 

2017   You Speak Well, online / chapbook, Irrelevant Press 

2016   Spirit Zine Vol I, Spirit Zine, self published 

Selected Articles
Radin, Sara: “Queer Stories Reign Supreme at the Oakland Museum of California”, Broadly Vice, March 2019 

Donohue, Caitlin: “SOMArts’ ‘Forever, A Moment’ curators build Blackness allowed to define itself”, 48hills, February 2019 

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