Yetunde Olagbaju is a multidisciplinary artist, collaborator, and curator currently residing in Oakland, CA. Through their work, they concern themselves with time travel, space, source, vulnerability, ancestry, healing and the human relationship to the Blackness of the universe. Through video, installation, performance, photography, sound, and ritual they aim to sort through how we, as human beings, orient ourselves within our own existence.
Through 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. Their praxis is deeply rooted in the exploration of self, radical vulnerability, storytelling, and utilizing lineage as the basis for true time travel.
They are currently pursuing an MFA at Mills College. They have displayed work in spaces like Oakland Museum of California, New Image Gallery, Southern Exposure, SOMArts Cultural Center, and The New School. They have collaborated with institutions such as San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, Museum of the African Diaspora, CounterPulse and Yerba Buena Center for the Arts.