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Bubu Ogisi

Bubu Ogisi

Bubu Ogisi is a fiber artist and Creative Director of the contemporary art brand, IAMISIGO. Born in Lagos, Nigeria, and now living between Lagos Accra Abidjan, and Nairobi she studied Fashion at the prestigious Ecole Superieure des Art et Technique de la Mode (ESMOD) in Paris, France.

Her work spans around the idea of how the body exists and interacts with space through time, by creating wearable art pieces and installation art pieces with unconventional materials and ancient textiles techniques from all over the African continent. Her work aims to decolonize and free the mind by manipulating gravity, light, color, mass, and transparency to demonstrate the infinite transformations and iterations of materiality. The idea of rawness, anti-” finishing” (and therefore anti-Eurocentrism), and functionality exist as strong conceptual design threads throughout her work. By exaggerating texture, structure, and space she is able to break and transform the rules and expectations of what textiles are into transient humanity.


Roundtable: Decolonizing the Gaze - Textile Cultural Heritage vs Colonialism?
Roundtable discussion on what different fabrics and their history tell about interculture, colonialism and cultural appropriations.