Oluseyi Adebanjo



Nigeria / USA

Oluseyi Adebanjo is a Queer gender-non-conforming Nigerian MFA artist. Seyi's work raises awareness around social issues through digital video, multimedia photography and writings and is the intersection of art, media, imagination, ritual and politics. Seyi has been an artist in residence with Allgo, has exhibited at the Longwood Art Gallery and previously at the Skylight Gallery - Restoration Plaza Corporation, BAAD!, MCNY, the Leslie-Lohman Museum of Gay and Lesbian Art and Waterloo Arts Gallery. Seyi is has been a fellow with AIM at the Bronx Museum and also with The Laundromat Project, Queer/Art/Mentorship, Maysles Institute, IFP and City Lore Documentary Institute. Seyi is on the faculty of New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts, Special Programs, Open Arts, where they teach the integration of arts/culture with the theories and practices of social change. Seyi also teaches at Metropolitan College of New York (MCNY). They have been a visiting Artist at NYU Institute of African American Affairs, NYU Cinema Studies, Harvard University African & Diasporic Religious Studies Association, The Black Lavender Experience Conference at Brown University and Brooklyn Museum. Seyi was the keynote speaker at the 2016 Liberation-Based Healing Conference at the Silberman School of Social Work. Their work has received the Best Documentary Short award at Drama Baltimore International Black Film Festival, Reel 13 Short Film Award, Fish Parade 2015 Grand Marshal, Best International Short Film Award Sydney Transgender International Film Festival, Pride of the Ocean LGBT Film Festival Award, and Hunter College's Dean of Arts & Science Master's Thesis Support Grant.


Sacred Spaces: BAAD! (2010)
Trans Lives Matter! Justice for Islan Nettles (2013)
Ọya: Something Happened on the Way to West Africa! (2015)

Films Curated by AFF