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Bolatito Aderemi-Ibitola, Wash Me Clean Until I Am Whole Once Again, 2017. Performance. Courtesy of the artist. Photo: Idoko Negedu.

Bolatito Aderemi-Ibitola, U Lo Ji, 2018. Performance in Braunschweig, Germany. Courtesy of the artist. Photo: Andreas Greiner-Napp.

Bolatito Aderemi-Ibitola, Scraps from Mama's Floor, 2018. Interactive digital display for ART X Prize with Access 2018. Courtesy of the artist.

Bolatito Aderemi-Ibitola, Face Me, 2018. Performance in Paris, France. Courtesy of the artist. Photo: Elina Suzuki.

Bolatito Aderemi-Ibitola works across performance, moving image, theatre and time-based media. Her practice reflects on the complexities of memory, affect and embodiment at the intersections of race and gender. Departing from her lived experiences and everyday observations, Bolatito’s work interrogates the distinction between the virtual and the actual, presence and representation.

During her residency at Gasworks, Bolatito will continue her research around memory and identity, while taking inspiration for her work in the notions of liquidness, movement and fugitivity. More specifically, she is planning to develop performative objects, moving image works and interactive displays that evoke the idea of a spectral, ghostly presence.


Bolatito Aderemi-Ibitola is a trans-disciplinary artist working primarily in time-based art, interactivity and performance. Along with her artistic practice, Bolatito also works as a devised theatre practitioner, performance studies scholar and teaching artist. Born in Lagos, Nigeria, she immigrated to the United States in 2000. She returned to Nigeria in 2014 where she is now living and working. Bolatito earned her Masters in Performances Studies from Tisch School of the Performing Arts, New York University and holds a Bachelors in Communication Arts with a focus in Television/Film Production and a minor in Political Science from Allegheny College.

Bolatito's residency is supported by Art X Lagos, Access and the British Council Nigeria.

ART X Lagos supports emerging Nigerian artists to deepen the engagement with the African and African Diasporan art community through the annual art fair and endeavours such as the ART X Prize with Access in cooperation with its partner Access Bank.

In 2018, Bolatito Aderemi-Ibitola was awarded the ART X Prize with Access for her project, Scraps from Mama’s Floor, selected from three finalists by a panel of judges. The panel consisted of renowned authorities from the contemporary art world including; Yinka Shonibare MBE, Professor Bruce Onobrakpeya, Wura Natasha Ogunji, Sokari Douglas Camp CBE and Oliver Enwonwu.