Akindiya Olaniyi (1973) -- Mixed Media
Akindiya Rasheed Olaniyi
Akindiya Rasheed Olaniyi is a Nigerian artist born on 25th January 1973. He is mostly involved in mixed media and goes by the artistic name Akirash.
2011: ITAN MI: MY STORY RED MILLS GALLERY (VSC) Vermont, USA
2011: EYIN GEDE:FRAGILE, Gladstone studio/gallery Toronto, Canada.
2010: ASIKO : MOMENTS, Goethe Institute Accra, Ghana
2010: Frying pan 2 fire, Alliance Francaise, Accra, Ghana
2008: Back to School, European week (France Emb. & Germany Emb.) Alliance Francaise, Accra, Ghana.
2008: Black/White?, Goethe Institute,Accra, Ghana.
2007: Line into Shapes, Alliance Francaise, Accra, Ghana.
2006: Work in Progress, Accra, Ghana.
2006: Quest and Question, Goethe Institute, Accra, Ghana.
2005: Work in Progress, Cotonou, Benin.
2006: Slide Talk Show, Parakou, Benin.
2005: Slide Talk Show, Alexandria, Egypt.
2005: Glamour in Cairo, Cairo, Egypt.
2003: Arts and Aids, Ghana Museum and Monument, Accra, Ghana.
2003: Akirash First Step, Ghana Museum and Monument, Accra, Ghana.
2010: MIGRATION & IDENTITY, Studio Kurtycz. Accra, Ghana.
2010: FAMILY UNITY OF THE WORLD,the Yekaterinburg Art Fund, Ekaterinburg, Russia
2010: OPEN HOUSE, Cca Lagos, Triangle Trust, British Museum. @ Stone house Otta, Lagos, Nigeria
2010: PAUSE THE PULSE :( PORTRAIT OF ACCRA), ACC Galerie Weimar, Germany
2010: EXCESS & ENVIRONMENTS, Art for Global Justice, long Island Street NY, USA
2010: ART FOR CHARITY, Keirin Cultue,Roanoke, VA, USA
2009: NSOROMA, Dei Center, Accra, Ghana.
2009: Freedom to create prize, Singapore.
2009: SOCA ART FEST 09, fort fredreik museum, fredrieksted, st.croix, Virgin island. USA.
2009: Sansa 3 residency, National Center for Culture, Kumasi, Ghana.
2008: Artcroft Residency, Kentucky – Chicago, USA.
2008: Nigth of Art, Bluesky Residency, Star line Gallery Harvard, Chicago, USA.
2008: KIC NORD ART, Budelsdorf, Germany.
2007: Migration, Virtual Residency, Volklingen, Germany
2007: East Africa Biennale (Eastafab), Dar es Sallam, Tanzania
2007: Breaking Barriers Workshop, FCA, Alliance Francaise, Accra, Ghana.
2007: HIV/Aids, FCA, Residency of the Canadian Amb.Accra, Ghana.
2007: Spring Salon 07, Energy Gallery, Toronto, Ontario, Canada.
AKIRASH INITIATIVE PROJECTS:
2011: LOST & FOUND WORDS, VSC, Vermont, USA
2011: AWA 2011, CHF INTERNATIONAL, AVENO-GHANA
2010: ART WITH AKIRASH bolgatanga- sirigu , Ghana.
2010: Art with Akirash kayayei, malata – Accra , Ghana.
2010: ART WITH AKIRASH, STREET WISE CHILDREN IN JAMES TOWN, ACCRA, GHANA.
2010: ART WITH AKIRASH, IN PSYCHATRIC HOSPTAL ACCRA, GHANA.
2009: Organizer and Coordinator of art in public spaces, Akanmajay Community Park, Jamestown,Accra,Ghana.
2006: Art Therapist in the Psychiatric Hospital of Accra, Ghana.
2005: Mentor of upcoming craftsmen and artists in Accra, Ghana.
2005: Mentor for Students of Art from the University of New York Accra, Ghana.
2003: Coordinator of the project “Arts and Aids”, Accra, Ghana; Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso; Cotonuo, Benin; Lagos, Nigeria.
2005: Headmaster of the workshop “Art with Akirash”, Alexandria, Egypt.
2004: Cooperator for the “Arts and Aids Slide Talkshow” in Peru and India.
2003: Organizer of the exhibition “Wake the Talent” for children, Accra, Ghana.
2011: BEHINDE THE MASK, LECTURE HALL, (VSC) Vermont, USA.
2011: AYE ONI YO : LIFE OF SALT, SCARBOROUGH – Toronto, Canada.
2010: ISSUED & DENIED, STUDIO KURTYCZ, RIDGE CENTRAL , Accra, Ghana.
2010: AKIRASH CHECKING OUT, STUDIO KURTYCZ, RIDGE CENTRAL, Accra, Ghana.
2010: ERE GALE:DANGERIUOS GAME, MOKOLA, ACCRA CENTRAL, ART CENTER, Ghana.
2010: ABAWON:STAIN @ ALAKUKO AREA-OTTA –Lagos, Nigeria.
2010: LEADERSHIP @ Goethe institute. Accra, Ghana.
2010: VISA SECTION @ Alliance Francaise Accra, Ghana.
2009: WHY MY PEOPLE @ Ghana national center for culture. Kumasi, Ghana.
2008: HOME COMING @ HARVARD HALL .Chicago, USA.
2008: DRUM CIRCLE @ ART CROFT. Kenturky, USA
2008: BLACK / WHITE? @ Goethe institute. Accra, Ghana.
2007: SALUTE TO WOMEN @ Allinace Francaise. Accra, Ghana.
2009: SANSA 3,Residency,Kumasi,Ghana (Exhibition Catalogue page 8).
2008: KIC NORD ART 08, Budelsdorf, Germany (Exhibition Catalogue pages 122).
2008: BLACK/WHITE? Goethe Institute Accra, Ghana (Exhibition Catalogue).
2008: BACK TO SCHOOL, Exhibition Catalogue, EU week.
2006/07: Virtual Residency Volklingen Germany (Exhibition Catalogue pages 70, 71, 130, 131).
2007: EASTAFAB, Tanzania (Catalogue pages: 16, 17, 18, 19).
2005: Unfinished Works, art competition about the continuing fight against HIV/AIDS, AIDS Service Foundation Orange County, Irvine, California, USA (catalogue pages: 94, 95, 144, 145).
2005: EASTAFAB 2005, Tanzania (catalogue pages: 6, 7, 8, 9).
2005: Small Works – Big City, FCA/ WFP/European Union, Ghana (catalogue cover and page 20).
2004: Overcoming Maps 3, reports of PACA study-tour of Africa (catalogue page 160).
2008: Local & Regional,( Northwest Herald) Bluesky Project, August 8, front page and page 4c, Chicago- USA.
2008: Graphic Showbiz, RASHEED & THE PROMISED LAND Edition no.524, 29th May-7th June, Accra, Ghana.
2007: Daily Guide, “Artists contribute to HIV/AIDS stigma reduction”, edition no.1935, 29th January, Accra, Ghana.
2007: The Heritage, “Artists contribute to HIV/AIDS stigma reduction”,edition vol.4, no. 505, 26th Jan, Accra, Ghana.
2007: Accra Daily Mail, “Artists fight HIV/AIDS stigma”, Jan.
2006: The Accra Daily Mail, “Opening of international art -workshop at Alliance Francaise”, 22nd Nov, Accra, Ghana.
2006: The Heritage, “International artists attend workshop at Alliance Francaise”, vol.4, no.485, 24th Nov, Accra, Ghana.
2006: The Ghanaian Times, “Quest and Question”, edition no.14, 17th June, Accra, Ghana.
2006: Public Agenda, “Art in the Garden stuns”, 19th May, Accra, Ghana.
2006: The Ghanaian Times, “Ghanaian artists mount exhibition”, edition no. 14, 836, 27th May, Accra, Ghana.
2005: Graphics Showbiz, “50 artists at once”, Gava monthly exhibition, 4th August, Accra, Ghana.
2005: Graphics Showbiz, “Music garnishes Art in the Garden”, edition no. 397, 9th Nov, Accra, Ghana.
2004: Graphics Showbiz, “Akirash exhibition ends”, edition no.306, 21st Jan, Accra, Ghana.
2002: Graphics Showbiz, “Are you fit?”, edition no. 226, 27th June - 3rd July, Accra, Ghana.
1992-1995: Institute of Textile; Technology, Arts & Design (ITTAD), Lagos, Nigeria . Diploma in Art.
2011: Art Farm Artists in Residency, Nebraska, USA.
2011: Commonwealth Connection Awards, United Kingdom.
2011: VERMONT STUDIO CENTER, FELLOWSHIP ARTISTS IN RESIDENCY, Vermont, USA.2011: GLADSTONE GALLERY/STUDIO, Toronto, Canada.
2011: CHF INTERNATIONAL GRANT, Ghana.
2010: PHOTO TOURISM WORKSHOP,SPAIN EMB.,ACCRA, GHANA.
2010: CCA LAGOS,TRIANGLE ,BRITISH MUSEUM ARTIST IN RESIDENCY, Lagos, Nigeria.
2010: Thami Mnyele foundation, Artists in residency, Amsterdam, Netherlands.
2010: Go ingenious Award, Santa Monica CA, USA.
2009: SANSA 3,Artists in residency , Kumasi - Ghana.
2008: ARTCROFT, Artists in Residency , Kentucky – Chicago, USA.
2008: BLUESKYART PROJECT, Artists in Residency, McHenry County-Chicago, USA.
2007: “Who are you to judge?”, a completion of 10 days, International Stigma Reduction Art Workshop organized by FCA, Ghana AIDS commission and JICA.
2006: "Design changes the Environment", exhibition and presentation at National vocational training Institute, Accra, Ghana.
2006: “GHANA MEET ETHIOPIAN” Accra, Ghana.
1995: BEST SCULPTURE from ITTAD Lagos, Nigeria
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