Olaniyi Rasheed Akindiya: Throne “2”

Mixed media sculpture

Everyone is a king in their own home, some kings are born into a royal family, and some are made kings. The duty of those that society makes kings is to serve their people, to be equal as much as their knowledge, wisdom can carry them. How do we want the world to remember us when they give us the power to lead them?

To see at
Hall Arts Center Parking Garage

Section within the
Dallas Arts District

Olaniyi Rasheed Akindiya (Akirash) is an Interdisciplinary Artist, born in Lagos, Nigeria in 1973. In 1991 he earned a BA in Bio-Chemistry from the University of Agricultural Abeokuta, then in 1995 earned a H.N.Diploma in Fine Arts and Applied Arts at the Institute of Textile Technology min Lagos, Nigeria. He now lives between Lagos, Nigeria & Austin, Texas.


Among the awards, grants, and fellowships he has won 2015: Fellowship at Oklahoma State University Museum, Fellowship Residency at Santa Fe Art Institute NM, Sacatar Instituto Brazil; 2014: Fellowship at University of Texas at Austin, Fellowship at Artists INC/MAAA/City of Austin, Hotbox Residency at Mass Gallery Austin, Fellowship at Kiosko Gallery in Bolivia; 2013: Fellowship at JMAC in Namibia, Residency at Centraltrak UT Dallas; 2012: Residency at Vytlacil Campus Art Student League NY, Residency at Triangle Art Association NY, Fellowship at Nafasi Art Space Tanzania, Grants from Africa Centre S.Africa, Fellowship at Thupelo/Bag Factory Johannesburg, South Africa; 2011: Grant from Pollock Krasner Foundation, Award & Grant from Commonwealth Foundation UK, Fellowship at Vermont studio Center US, fellowship at Thami Mnyele Foundation Netherlands; 2009: Go Ingenious Award CA. 2008: Grant Bluesky Projects IL-US.

Photos: Copyright Casey Reid

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