Canadian, born in Nigeria
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32 15/16" (framed)
Art & Design Study Collection
Displayed: First floor, Family & Community Medicine hallway
School of Medicine & Health Sciences Building
Born in Ondo, Nigeria, Yisa Akinbolaji has resided in Winnipeg, Canada, since 1997. Before immigrating to Canada, he was well-known as an artist in Nigeria. In 2009, Akinbolaji received an MFA in Visual Arts from the University of North Dakota.
Image: A figure with a guitar standing next to a figure in a wheelchair.
From Text Panel:
Nigerian-born Canadian artist Yisa Akinbolaji is often preoccupied with subjects involving diversity within urban environments. Akinbolaji's piece We Are All Able, which portrays a man in a wheelchair with a guitar, reminds us that all individuals, regardless of physical health status, share the need for the interpersonal and community relationships and acceptance.
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