The nature of Peju Alatise’s technique produces an encounter between what is sensed and what is known, as a material means to examine Nigeria’s shifting order of visibility within the global landscape. The realities of living in contemporary Nigeria juxtaposed within the realms of Yoruba mythos are the connecting threads within her oeuvre. Alatise has worked as a researcher at the Smithsonian Institute, Washington, D.C, an art educator in Venice and an artist in residence in Morocco and Turkey. From her initial training as an architect to her experiments with a broad spectrum of media—from words to clay and cloth— Alatise unearths multiple layers of meaning from beneath the surface of everyday objects, language, and social relations. She was one of three exhibiting artists in the Nigerian pavilion at the 57th Venice Biennale as well as the 2017 recipient of the FNB Art Prize.