Alimi Adewale is a painter and sculptor whose work examines the complex issues faced everyday by his Nigerian community. Imbued with their own mortality, his sculptures are an articulation of long-standing traditional African sculptures and contemporary art. Incorporating elements of minimalism, expressionism, and abstraction, Alimi creates an oeuvre that is distinctly current, and as witty as it is macabre. He challenges accepted belief systems in and about Nigeria.
With a background in mechanical engineering, Adewale is self-taught. He has participated in numerous residencies including Konstepidemin, Gothenburg (2016) and MILIKI, Lagos (2017). Recent exhibitions include Butterflies over the City, OM’s Flat, Lagos (2016) and Anonymous, Ebunoluwa Foundation, Lagos (2012). His works is now part of major private collections in Nigeria and throughout Europe.