Lola Ayisha Ogbara
Artist/ Curator/ Writer

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LOLA AYISHA OGBARA is a cultural worker and artist from Chicago, Illinois. Her practice explores the multifaceted implications and ramifications of being in regards to the Black experience. Ogbara works with clay as a material in order to emphasize a necessary fragility which symbolizes an essential contradiction implicit in empowerments. Sculpture, sound, design, and installation art also finds its way into Ogbara’s interdisciplinary practice. She holds a BA from Columbia College Chicago and an MFA from Washington University in St. Louis.

Ogbara has exhibited in art spaces across the country including The Luminary, Hyde Park Art Center, Mindy Solomon Gallery, and Chicago Artists Coalition. She also received numerous fellowships and awards, including the Multicultural Fellowship sponsored by the NCECA 52nd Annual Conference, the Arts + Public Life and Center for the Study of Race, Politics & Culture Residency at the University of Chicago, the Coney Family Fund Award from the Chicago Artists Coalition, and the Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs & Special Events Esteemed Artist Award.

Ogbara is currently based in Chicago, Illinois.