Lola Ayisha Ogbara
Artist/ Curator/ Writer

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LOLA AYISHA OGBARA is a Nigerian American conceptual artist from Chicago, Illinois. She earned a BA from Columbia College Chicago and an MFA from Washington University in St. Louis. Her practice explores the haptic consciousness through handbuilt sculpture, racialized voyeurism via states of looking/seeing, and transcendental sonic experiments. Ogbara has exhibited in art spaces across the country including The Luminary, Kavi Gupta, Kemper Museum, Mindy Solomon Gallery, and Kristen Lorello Gallery. She has also received residencies, fellowships and awards from Alfred University, Arts + Public Life at the University of Chicago, the Coney Family Fund, the Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs & Special Events and many other institutions.

Ogbara is currently based in Chicago, Illinois.