→ Olalekan Jeyifous
Olalekan Jeyifous is a Brooklyn-based artist widely recognized for his inventive design practice that explores the relationships between architecture, community, and the environment. He holds a BArch from Cornell University and has showcased his artwork at institutions including The Museum of Modern Art, New York; Studio Museum in Harlem; Vitra Design Museum, Rhein; and the Guggenheim Museum, Bilbao. His work is also in the permanent collection of the Museum of Modern Art’s Architecture and Design Department. Jeyifous has created large-scale installations for a variety of public spaces and was co-commissioned to design a monument for congresswoman Shirley Chisholm as part of the City of New York's "She Built NYC" initiative. He has received numerous awards for his artistic practice, including the notable Silver Lion for a promising young participant at the 2023 Venice Architecture Biennale and a Fellowship from the United States Artists. He also served as a Wilder Green Fellow at the MacDowell Colony and completed artist residencies at the Bellagio Centre, supported by the Rockefeller Foundation, and the Drawing Centre’s Open Sessions program.