Adebowale, Tyna
Born 1982 in Igarra, Nigeria
Lives and works in Lagos, Nigeria
Raised in Edo State, Nigeria, Tyna Adebowaleʼs work explores issues concerning gender, sexual orientation, politics, and social media in contemporary Nigerian society. Adebowale moved to Abuja after her education, where she practiced as a full-time studio artist for five years. Adebowale has exhibited widely both locally and internationally. Recent exhibitions include, What if Women Rule The World?, Garage Rotterdam, Rotterdam (2019); Generation Y, Afro-Modernism, Abuja (2018); The Archive: Static, Embodied, Practiced, 3rd International Art Programme, Accra (2013); Plights of Women, Female Artists Association of Nigeria (FAAN) exhibition, French Cultural Centre, Abudja (2013) and The Maker: New Contemporaries, African Artists’ Foundation, Lagos (2013). She is the second recipient the Jacqueline Van Tongeren Fellowship For African Artists (2017-2018) and 3Package Deal (2019-2020). In 2018, she completed her two-year Ai.residency at the Rijksakademie van Beeldende Kunsten in Amsterdam.
Tyna Adebowale, Jand Of Lagos, 2021, Acrylic on canvas, 240 x 214 cm. Courtesy of Retro Africa. |Tyna Adebowale, Dandauda Series #00, 2018, Acrylic on Paper, 92 x 95 cm. Courtesy Retro Africa

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