Bigger Pleasures22 APRIL 2021 - 13 MAY 2021
Akinfe’s work channels an exploration of the social body language of the alpha and its archetype, in response to observations of the social interactions reflected in human behaviour and psyche. Her work is a response to observations of alpha male and female archetypes and projections on how they are deemed to be displayed. Going on to asking questions about; how they assert themselves in social situations? How can the landscape Express these moments? How do these bodies exist in social landscapes, being both invisible and un-visible? How does race and cultural upbringing enhance or weakens stereotypes that are related to these archetypes?
Education: University Collage of London (Slade School of Art), Oct 2019 - May 2022. Royal Drawing School, Sep 2018 - May 2019
Exhibitions: Royal Drawing School Foundation: End of Year Show (Trinity buoy wharf, 2018). Royal Drawing School Foundation: End of Year Pop up Show (Drumfires House 2018). Reclamation (Ugly Duck, London 2019). Russell and Chapel: Slade Pop up Show (2019). Set The Borders On Fire! (Finland, 2019). WC2 (Sworders London, 2019). Spaceships. Dungeon. Zoos (Barrington studios. 2019). Did You Know (The Koppel Project Space, 2020). When Spiders Unite, They Can Take Down a Lion (Daniel Raphael Galley, 2020). Goose Summer (online on Instagram, 2020). All These Gestures (Bowes Parris Gallery, online on Instagram, 2020). Solo of ‘W2 2UH’ (All Mouth Gallery, online on Instagram, 2020).
Interviews: Savage Online and She Curates