Dele Adeyemo is a Scottish / Nigerian artist, architect, and critical urban theorist based in London and Lagos. In his creative practice, research and pedagogy he interrogates the racialising processes embedded in the production of space.
Through drawing, film and installation, his work employs a trans-disciplinary black aesthetic that explores embodied cultures of movement and circulation to celebrate the spatial imaginaries of everyday black life in Africa and the diaspora.
Dele’s projects have been presented internationally, including the 13th and 18th Venice Architecture Biennales, the 5th Istanbul Design Biennial, and the 2nd Edition of the Lagos Biennial. Most recently he presented the exhibition Wey Dey Move: Imagining New Worlds through Dance and Masquerade at Het Nieuwe Instituut in Rotterdam. Dele is the recipient of the JAE Fellowship, the CCA-Mellon Fellowship and Het Nieuwe Instituut’s Research Fellowship. He is currently completing a CHASE-AHRC funded doctorate titled ‘Last Dark Continent’ in the Centre for Research Architecture at Goldsmiths, University of London, and teaches an Architecture Design Studio at the Royal College of Art in London.