Topics in Ghanaian & Nigerian Culture: Art & Culture Towards Liberation
B.A. University of Minnesota (African Studies)
M.F.A. Hunter College (Integrated Media Arts)
Seyi Adebanjo is a Queer gender-non-conforming Nigerian MFA artist. Seyi is a media artist who raises awareness around social issues through digital video, multimedia photography and writings. Seyi’s work is the intersection of art, media, imagination, ritual and politics. Seyi is on the faculty of New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts, Special Programs, Open Arts, where they teach the integration of arts/ culture with the theories & practices of social change. Seyi also teaches at Metropolitan College of New York (MCNY). Seyi has been a visiting Artist at NYU Institute of African American Affairs, NYU Cinema Studies, Harvard University African & Diasporic Religious Studies Association, The Black Lavender Experience Conference at Brown University & Brooklyn Museum. Seyi was the keynote speaker at the 2016 Liberation-Based Healing Conference at the Silberman School of Social Work.
Seyi has been an artist in resident with Allgo and has previously exhibited at the Longwood Art Gallery, Skylight Gallery Restoration Plaza Corporation, Bronx Academy of Arts & Dance (BAAD!), MCNY, the Leslie-Lohman Museum of Gay and Lesbian Art & Waterloo Arts Gallery. Seyi is currently a fellow with AIM at the Bronx Museum and has been a fellow with The Laundromat Project, Queer/Art/Mentorship, Maysles Institute, IFP and City Lore Documentary Fellow.
Director of film documentaries such as Ọya: Something Happened On The Way To West Africa!, Trans Lives Matter! Justice for Islan Nettles & Against the Grain.