Monilola Olayemi Ilupeju ─ Künstlerin und Schriftstellerin
Monilola Olayemi Ilupeju is a transdisciplinary Nigerian-American artist and writer living and working in Berlin. In 2018, she graduated from New York University with a degree in studio art and social and cultural analysis. The intersection of cultural studies, race and gender studies, as well as philosophy, sociology, and political science inform her artistic practice. She is also a graduate of the Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture in the graduating class of 2018, working primarily with the art forms of video, performance, painting, installation, and text. Through this she creates a metaphysical space of freedom and coping, questioning views and proposing new perspectives. In doing so, she repeatedly incorporates anti-colonial approaches. After her education and first work experiences in New York City, she came to Berlin in 2018. Here, she worked for SAVVYContemporary in the project "colonial neighbors" - a participatory archive and research project that deals with German colonial history and its aftermath and continuities into the present.