Nationality

Canadian, born in Nigeria

Title of Work

We Are All Able

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Date of Work

2007

Medium

Monotype

Height

32 15/16" (framed)

Width

26" (framed)

Collection/Provenance

Art & Design Study Collection

Status

Displayed: First floor, Family & Community Medicine hallway

Location

School of Medicine & Health Sciences Building

Artist Bio

Born in Ondo, Nigeria, Yisa Akinbolaji has resided in Winnipeg, Candada, 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.

Additional Information

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.

Condition

Excellent

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