Visual ArtistTyna Adebowale
MediumsPrimarily known for his Mixed Media & Oil on canvas pieces
Exhibitions With Retro AfricaAfro Modernism
Tyna Adebowale is a painter and mixed media artist who lives and works in Lagos. Her work explores issues of gender, politics, and social media in contemporary Nigerian society. Raised in Edo State, Nigeria, Adebowale moved to Abuja after her education, where she practiced as a fulltime studio artist for five years. Adebowale has exhibited widely both locally and internationally. Recent exhibitions include The Archive: Static, Embodied, Practiced (3rd International Art Programme, Accra. Foundation for Contemporary Art, Ghana & Centre for Contemporary Art, Lagos); Plights of Women (Female Artists Associationof Nigeria (FAAN) art exhibition. French Cultural Centre, Abuja); and The Maker: New Contemporaries (African Artists’ Foundation, Lagos). This year she attended the Global Crit Clinic in Accra, Ghana, a two weeks intensive MFA programme, where she had the opportunity to focus on her art practice through various critical sessions. The female body is a major influence in my art.
“I am passionate about presenting issues around the female identity; pains and struggles of sexuality and felinity”.