Lola Ayisha Ogbara

Lola Ayisha Ogbara

“Ceramic/metal sculpture, photography, and sound allow me to explore the implications of bias, history, and feeling. Through material usage and composition, I emphasize the nexus between non-western epistemologies and bodily topographies to further progress a future that narrates its own history”.

LOLA AYISHA OGBARA is a Nigerian American conceptual artist from Chicago, Illinois. She has earned a BA from Columbia College Chicago and an MFA from Washington University in St. Louis. Her practice explores the haptic sub/conscious, racialized voyeurism, and transcendental sonic experiments. Ogbara has exhibited in art spaces nationwide, 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 more.

Ogbara is currently based in Chicago, Illinois.

Image by Adrian Octavius Walker