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Ayanfe Olarinde


Ayanfe Olarinde (b. 1996) is a self-taught multimedia visual artist. She graduated with a BA in Microbiology from the University of Lagos in 2018. Her journey into art stems from her love of doodling, a process through which she is able to unpack her emotions in a playful and intriguing way, while speaking to broader questions about self-exploration as well as the stories that often go untold. Ayanfe's forms of expression have evolved to include photography and mixed-media collage, and the underlying theme of all her work is the interrogation of society and governance. She has participated in numerous group exhibitions and her work has been featured in publications such as NowThis News, CNN, Euro news, Konbini and RADR Africa, to name but a few.