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Olanrewaju Tejuoso

Lanre Tejuoso (b. I974, Nigeria) holds a BA degree in Fine Art Education at the University of Nigeria, Nsukka. He is a multidisciplinary artist working with painting, performance and installation. His art projects are social and environmentally consciously engaged – his passion about the environment makes him produce artworks made of discarded and consumed waste materials. Usually taking reference from his immediate environment he looks for materials that allow him to wrap, weave, stitch and stapling them – in a creative process he calls “from Waste to Life”. Tejuoso is particularly interested in subjects related to critical global issues, such as climate change, drought, desertification, flora and fauna species extinctions, carbon emission, etc. His work has been exhibited in several museums, art galleries and biennials across the world including Havana Biennale (Cuba), Biennale Jogja XIII (Indonesia), Dak’Art Biennial (Senegal), among others. His work is part of the museum art collection of the Museum of Black Civilizations (Senegal) and at the Yemisi Shyllon Museum Pan-Atlantic University (Nigeria).