(born London, UK)


2020/1 Fine Art, Post Graduate Diploma, The Royal Academy of Arts, London UK

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

Selected Exhibitions


(Upcoming) Spike Island, Bristol, UK (Solo)

(Upcoming) Entangled Pasts, Royal Academy of Arts, London, UK


Flower in the Wind, Belmacz, London, UK 

to “the fire next time”, Villa Arson, Nice, FR


Rumblings of the Earth, Iceberg projects, Chicago, US

An enclosed garden, gb agency, Paris, FR (Solo)

Testament, Goldsmiths CCA, London, UK    VIEW


Domestic Drama, HALLE FÜR KUNST Steiermark, Graz, AT (curated by Cathrin Mayer) 

I’d rather stand, Museum Folkwang, Essen, DE (Solo) (curated br Dr. Anna Fricke)    VIEW

Crumbs, CAPC musée d’art contemporain de Bordeaux, FR (Solo) (curated by Cedric Fauq)     VIEW

Nesting, 2021 (Permanent public sculpture). Sunken Ecologies, Margate Now21, Sunken Gardens, Kent, UK (curated by Anna Colin)    VIEW

Performing Objects, Hua International, Beijing, CN (curated by Tiange Yang)

The Feuilleton: I will bear witness:Piggy-backing-from the Edicola, Spoleto and MACRO Rome, IT. 2021 (curated by Jo Melvin)

The Same Way You Came In?, Royal Academy of Arts, London, UK (Solo)    VIEW

Governmental Fires, FUTURA, Prague, CZ (curated by Cedric Fauq)    VIEW

Reconfigured, Timothy Taylor, New York, US (curated by Rose Easton)    VIEW


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

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

The André Dunoyer de Segonzac Hon RA 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

The public sculpture debate — 47 potential ways forward, Financial Times, January 2022


'Domestic Drama' Retreats into the Private Realm, Chloe Stead, Frieze Magazine, January 2022


Boy. Brother. Friend, Issue 3, Winter 2021

Olu Ogunnaike Saws Through Bordeaux’s Colonial Past, Oriane Durand, Frieze Magazine, December 2021


Sunken Ecologies, Ellen Mara De Wachter, Art Monthly No 451, November 2021

Unearthing the Magic Of A Lost Sunken Garden, Francine Raymond, The Telegraph on Sunday, 31 October 2021


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, Frieze Magazine






The New Art Power List, Evening Standard, 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