Yetunde Olagbaju is a multidisciplinary artist and collaborator currently residing in Oakland, CA. Through her work, she concerns herself with time travel, space, source, vulnerability, ancestry, and the human relationship to the Blackness of the universe. With video, installation, performance, photography, sound, and ritual she aims to sort through how we, as human beings, orient ourselves through our emotional and physical landscapes—our timeless internal and external worlds.
Through creating work that exists within and expands upon nonlinear time, she seeks to: create meaningful exchange of narratives, explore methods of emotion-based storytelling and archiving, all while cultivating a more empathetic and healing world.
Having received a BFA from Beloit College in Studio Art and Museum Studies, Olagbaju’s praxis is deeply rooted in the exploration of self, radical vulnerability, storytelling, and utilizing lineage as the basis for true time travel.
She has displayed work in spaces like Oakland Museum of California, Betti Ono, SOMArts, Luggage Store, and The New School and has worked with institutions such as San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, Museum of the African Diaspora, and Yerba Buena Center for the Arts.
Image by: Adrian O. Walker (courtesy of the artist)