Anthony Olubunmi Akinbola

Born 1991 in Missouri, USA. Lives and works in New York, USA



Born 1991 in Missouri, USA
Lives and works in New York, USA

Anthony Olubunmi Akinbola was selected for the Anderson Ranch Art Center Residency in 2017, was awarded the Van Lier Fellowship in 2019, and was an artist in residence at Galerie Krinzinger, Vienna in 2021-2022. He has featured in exhibitions at the Pace Gallery, NY, Hauser and Wirth, NY, Night Gallery, CA, Carbon12, UAE, False Flag, NY and the Verbeke Foundation, Belgium, as well as the Queens Museum, NY and the Zuckerman Museum of Art, GA, among others. Following his show at the Museum of Art and Design, NY in 2020, Akinbola mounted a significant solo exhibition in early 2021 at the Kohler Arts Center, WI. “MULTILATERAL”was his first show with the Galerie Krinzinger.

Akinbola abstracts elements from the social and natural world in an attempt to mitigate the space between abstraction and representation. Akinbola takes the multilateralism principle and applies it to a variety of materials and objects. The result is a visual discourse around the conversation of globalization and an ever-converging world. His body of work engages conversations around global consumption and the commodification of culture.