Nigerian artist Tunde Odunlade works in fiber art, graphic arts, and music
Tunde Odunlade’s unique fabric technique, relief batik, is his own contribution to the tradition of batik around the world. He has exhibited and performed throughout Africa, Europe, and the United States.
Tunde’s work is part of the collections of the Smithsonian National Museum of African Art in Washington, D.C.; the Victoria and Albert Museum in London; the World Bank Headquarters in Washington, D.C.; and the Fine Art Museum of St. Petersburg, Florida. His work is also part of many private collections.
Odunlade is the founder of Nations of African Artists No to AIDs (NAFANA), a cross-national organization formed to link African artists in collective enterprises that educate the public and foster unity among African nations in the fight against AIDS. This organization would be the first of Tunde’s forays into political speech that would highlight the role of art and artists in Nigeria’s – and Africa’s – success and development. Since an appearance at the 2001 Sustainable Debt Strategies conference in Abuja, Nigeria, he has remained committed to addressing the issue of debt relief for Africa in his work.
This blog is a central repository for information about Tunde, his work, his appearances, and the organizations he has founded.
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