Olumide Onadipe, Crowd Commotion, 2016–17, Plastic sachets and electric cable, 153 x 174 cm. Courtesy SMO Contemporary Art
Olumide Onadipe, Crowd Commotion, 2016–17, Plastic sachets and electric cable, 153 x 174 cm. Courtesy SMO Contemporary Art  

Olumide Onadipe is a multidisciplinary visual artist whose idiosyncratic sculptures are built using diverse media including plastics. He studied arts and education at the University of Nigeria Nsukka and the University of Lagos, where he graduated with a master’s degree in 2012. Onadipe is fascinated by textures and environmental themes, and expresses this fascination through playful iterations.

He has taken part in group exhibitions in Ghana and Nigeria. Onadipe’s major collaborations include Colours of Hope in partnership with the Cancer Foundation (CLWCF), Children Living with Cancer Foundation (2014), American Nigerian Cultural Collaborative Project, US Consulate and Nike Art Gallery Lagos (2013), Beyond Boundaries, Nubuke Foundation, Accra (2013), October Rain, Nike Art Gallery, Lagos (2011) and Dialogue Between Cultures, National Museum Lagos (2009), commemorating 50 years of cultural relations between Nigeria and France.