Yetunde Olagbaju is a multidisciplinary artist and curator, currently residing in Oakland, CA. Through their work, they concern themselves with time travel, space, source, legacy, emotional excavation, and the human relationship to the Blackness of the universe. Through moving and static images, sound, and ritual they aim to sort through how we, as human beings, orient ourselves within our own existence. By creating work that exists within and expands upon nonlinear time, they seek to: create meaningful exchange of narratives, explore methods of emotion-based storytelling and archiving, all while cultivating a more empathetic and healing world.
They have displayed and done projects with Oakland Museum of California, New Image Gallery, Southern Exposure, Guerrero Gallery, SOMArts Cultural Center, The New School, and Art Basel. They have collaborated with institutions such as San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, Facebook HQ, Museum of the African Diaspora, CounterPulse and Yerba Buena Center for the Arts.
They are currently Lead Curator-in-Residence at SOMArts Cultural Center and are pursuing an MFA at Mills College. They are also Creative and Executive Director of There Is No Time -- a FuturePast archive, residency, library, and creation space for emerging Black & Brown artists.