Olalekan Jeyifous

Olalekan Jeyifous (B.Arch. '00) is a Nigerian-American visual artist. He has exhibited artwork at MoMA, the Studio Museum in Harlem, the Vitra Design Museum, and the Guggenheim in Bilbao. He received a fellowship from the New York Foundation for the Arts and grants from the New York State Council on the Arts and the Brooklyn Arts Council. In addition to his extensive exhibition history, he has created several large-scale public installations for venues including the Starbucks located in the Barclay's Arena (Brooklyn), the Twitter headquarters in Manhattan, and he recently completed a 50-foot sculpture for the 2017 Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival.

Jeyifous has attended artist residencies at The MacDowell Colony, Headlands Center for the Arts, the Socrates Sculpture Park, and is currently a participant in the Drawing Center's Open Sessions program. He received a bachelor of architecture from AAP in 2000.

Classes (Selected)

  • ARCH 4509 Special Topics in Visual Representation: Urban LegendsThis course addresses pertinent issues relative to the subject of Visual Representation. The instructor(s) of the course are drawn from the permanent and visiting faculty who may either broadly or narrowly define the course's scope and content. For precise content please see the Architecture Department webpage .

Exhibitions and Presentations (Selected)

  • Where Do We Stand?, The Drawing Center, New York (2017)
  • Race and Revolution: Still Separate / Still Unequal, Smack Mellon, Brooklyn (2017)
  • 1:54 Contemporary African Art Fair, Pioneer Works, Brooklyn (2017)