Kayode Ojo




First there are the blond-haired good looks: striking but somehow wholesome, more high school prom queen than Hollywood glamour puss. Then there's the rich, honeyed voice: husky and authoritative, but free of the severe tone affected by some females in TV news. As a reader of the news, she is masterly: businesslike but warm, her eyes now wide with the drama of the day, now crinkling ever so slightly with concern. Diane Sawyer doesn't just deliver the news, she performs it.

Kayode Ojo

Born in Cookeville, TN
Lives and works in New York, NY


BFA, School of Visual Arts


"You dressed him like me?", Fash Art,Giardino Segreto, Milan, IT (solo)

Equilibrium, Martos Gallery, New York, NY (solo)
Closer, Sweetwater, Berlin (solo)
Betrayal, Galerie Balice Hertling, Paris, FR (solo)
Blood Clots, Salon 94, New York, NY
Running on Empty, And Now, Dallas, TX (solo)
Zoe Leonard, Kayode Ojo, curated by Laura Hunt, Paula Cooper Gallery, New York, NY
Ormai, Galerie Balice Hertling, Paris, FR
Inflatable Tear, curated by Ellie Rines, Ceysson & Bénétière, New York NY

Invisible Man, curated by Ebony L. Haynes, Martos Gallery, New York, NY
Taye Diggs (with Winslow Laroche), Motel, Brooklyn, NY
my fossil, my echo / my excess, my scrap, curated by Gabrielle Jensen and Julia Lee, MX Gallery, New York, NY

Mortal Sequence, curated by Heather Guertin, Brennan & Griffin, New York, NY
Under the Volcano, LOMEX, New York, NY
Baboon Undaunted, curated by Jake Begin, Museum Gallery, New York, NY
maybe no one will notice, Guertin's Graphics, Brookyln, NY
Memory Room, curated by Andrew Ross, Outpost Artist Resources, Queens, NY

Natural Flavor, curated by Vivien Trommer, MINI/Goethe-Institut Curatorial Residencies Ludlow, New York, NY
Inventors at the Apocalypse, curated by Jake McNulty, Institut für Alles Mögliche, Berlin
Hurt Me, FOUR A.M., New York, NY
, organized by Kari Rittenbach, Holiday Cafe, Brooklyn, NY

you gotta keep your head up but you can let your hair down, 55 Gansevoort, New York, NY (solo)

True Lies, curated by Colleen O’Connor and Pacifico Silano, Visual Arts Gallery, New York, NY
Global Projects: Artists at Home and Abroad, Broadway Gallery, New York, NY

If You See Men Stroking Their Beards, Stroke Yours, School of Visual Arts, New York, NY (with Anthony Espino)

Group show curated by Fia Backstrom, School of Visual Arts, New York, NY


Ojo, Kayode, “Become What You Fear”, Texte zur Kunst, June 2017.
Pedro, Lila, “When Conceptual Art Makes You Acutely Aware of Your Body”, Hyperallergic, June 9.
Heinrich, Will, “What to See in New York Art Galleries This Week: Invisible Man”, The New York Times, May 25.
“The space begs. The space weeps”: A black buck enters a freshly painted room in Kayode Ojo + Winslow Laroche’s ‘Taye Diggs’, aqnb.com, April 10.

Sargent, Antwaun, “A Langston Hughes Short Story Inspired a Contemporary Art Exhibition”, The Creators Project, September 14.

Loman, Carly, “To Chelsea and Beyond,Brightest Young Things, August 19.

Brand, Will, “Glassholes,” The L Magazine, November.

Espino, Anthony, “Chasing the White Tiger,” Dear Dave, Fall, pp. 62-76.