Biography



Toyin Ojih Odutola (b. 1985, Ilé-Ifẹ̀, Nigeria) creates multimedia drawings on various surfaces, which examine the malleability of identity through ecclectic modes of story-telling.

Her works have been exhibited at and are in the collections of Museum of Modern Art, New York; Whitney Museum of American Art, New York; The Studio Museum in Harlem, New York; Institute of Contemporary Art, Boston; The Art Institute of Chicago; Princeton University Art Museum; and the Smithsonian National Museum of African Art, Washington, D.C., amongst others. Participation in international exhibitions includes the 12th Manifesta Biennial in Palermo, Italy (2018) and collateral exhibitions for the 58th Venice Biennale (2019).

Ojih Odutola earned her BA from the University of Alabama in Huntsville and her MFA from California College of the Arts in San Francisco. She lives and works in New York.