Bunmi Agusto depicts surreal figures born from the metaphorical language of cultural theory, drawing from terms such as ‘alien’ and ‘hybridity.’ At the very core of her practice, Agusto questions what objects trigger her Nigerian cultural consciousness. In particular, she uses Sherry Turkle’s theory of evocative objects as vessels anchoring personal histories and cultural identity. Agusto combines the human body with elements she deems integral to this notion to create a mythology of fictional clans existing on a transcendental plane.
Agusto earned her BA in Fine Art in 2020 from Central Saint Martins, London, where she graduated with First Class Honours and was awarded the Cass Art Prize twice. She has exhibited work both nationally and internationally. Agusto’s work has been included in group shows at the Saatchi Gallery, Petrie Museum of Egyptian Archaeology, Christie’s Education, The Koppel Project Central Gallery, XII Glover, and OXO Bargehouse, all London.