Olu Ogunnaike


2020/1 Post Graduate Diploma, Fine Art, Royal Academy Schools, London UK

2013 BA Hons, Fine Art Critical Practice. University of Brighton, Brighton UK

Selected Exhibitions

Upcoming (2021)

HUA International, Beijing, CN 

CAPC, Bordeaux, FR (Solo)

Museum Folkwang, Essen, DE (Solo)

Domestic Drama, HALLE FÜR KUNST Steiermark, Graz, AT


Reconfigured, Timothy Taylor, New York, US

Governmental Fires, FUTURA, Prague, CZ

Degree Show, Royal Academy of Arts, London, UK 

The Feuilleton: I will bear witness:Piggy-backing-from the Edicola, Spoleto,  IT


London Plain, Cell Project Space, London, UK (Solo)

Memory Game, Villa Lontana, Rome, IT    VIEW

The Summer Exhibition, Royal Academy of Arts, London, UK


ELC TV Dinner Episode III, Tate Modern, London UK    VIEW

Premiums Interim Projects, Royal Academy of Arts, London, UK

Art Geneva w/ PS120, Geneva, CH


Unearthing, Becky’s Unit 23, Penarth Centre, London, UK

‘...and their tooth, finest gold’, Les Urbaines, Espace Arlaud, Lausanne, CH    VIEW

Formerly Called, Wysing Arts Centre, Cambridge, UK (Residency)

Nutrition for the Next, Jupiter Woods, London, UK (Solo)    VIEW

The Share of Opulence; Doubled; Fractional, Sophie Tappenier, Vienna, AT    VIEW

London Original Print Fair, Royal Academy of Arts, London, UK

Le Colt est Jeune & Haine, Doc, Paris, FR    VIEW

The Way Things Run: Loose Ends Don’t Tie, PS120, Berlin, DE    VIEW


Inscribed, Totem_Piccadilly, London, UK

The Belly and the Members, Cob Gallery, London, UK

The Conch, South London Gallery, London, UK

El Cielo a Calci, Jupiter Woods, London, UK


Off to Mahagonny, Rye Lane, London UK

Let Me Just Put My Face On, Greatorex, London, UK (Solo)    VIEW

Stub, Satellité of Love, RLS, London, UK    VIEW


Kleinwort Hambros Emerging Artist Prize 2021

Louis Roederer et Philippe Starck Brut Nature Prize, 2019

Salaman-Seelig Premiums Art Award, 2019

London Original Print Fair, The MARA / LOPT Print Award, 2018

Selected Press

Serpentine Council | Private Tour with Olu Ogunnaike, Conversations with Giuseppe Penone and more


Letter From Rome, Agnieszka Gratza, Art Monthly no.443, February 2021

Olu Ogunnaike’s Radical Revival of London Plane Trees , Jamila Prowse






The New Art Power List, Evening Standard Magazine, November 2020

It takes two, Charlotte Jensen, RA Magazine, July 2020 


Boy. Brother. Friend, Issue 1, Spring 2020

Curating for the age of Blackness, Cédric Fauq, Mousse Issue 66, Winter 2019