Olaniyi Rasheed Akindiya: Shopping List

Mixed Media Sculpture, Video Installation

Every weekend people flock to malls, shopping centers and grocery stores like the congregations of a house of worship. There goods are displayed as if they are art installations. The supermarket is an art gallery of processed foods. There are more processed foods now in fancy packaging than the real food that used to be the norm. At the same time, all of these new food technologies add to the economy of the world. ‘Shopping List’ is a creative venue that uses these packaging boxes from various production companies to explore the role these processed food play in our modern lives.

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.

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