Rotimi Fani-Kayode

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Visual Arts (photography)
Africa, Western, Europe, Western
Nigeria, England (UK)
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Born in 1955 to an influential Nigerian family, after the military putsch in 1966 Rotimi Fani-Kayode went to Great Britain and then to the USA, where he maintained close contact with the Afro-American movement. After returning to Great Britain in 1982 Fani-Kayode co-founded “Autograph”, the association of black photographers in Great Britain. Fani-Kayode saw himself as a cultural, sexual and geographical outsider; his work was meant not only to shake up the established order but also to examine the relationships between people from different cultures. This concern arose from his own connection to Nigerian culture, which increasingly came to influence his work. Rotimi Fani-Kayode died in 1989 in Great Britain.
Author: House of World Cultures


This artist took part in the following project(s) organized/funded by the partner institutions.

About Beauty

Exhibition, Dance, Workshops, Conference

(18 March 05 - 15 May 05)

Portrait Africa

A Century of Photographic Standpoints

(15 January 00 - 12 March 00)
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