Kayode Ojo

Ojo by Sifi Brazeal

Kayode Ojo

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


BFA, School of Visual Arts


Lost & Found, curated by Bob Nickas, Martos Gallery,  New York, NY
Lucky For Men, curated by David Rimanelli, Bortolami Gallery, New York, Y

The Aviator, Martos Gallery, New York, NY (solo)
Never Been Kissed, Praz-Delavallade, Los Angeles, CA (solo)
Gennariello (part II), curated by Daniele Balice, Galerie Balice Hertling, Paris, FR
Love Sign, organized by David Jenal and Noah Klink, Galerie Noah Klink, Berlin, DE
Grace Before Jones: Camera, Disco, Studio, Nottingham Contemporary, Nottingham, UK
All of Them Witches, Deitch, Los Angeles, CA

Art Brussels, Brussels, BE (solo) 
You dressed him like me?, curated by Gea Politi and Cristiano Seganfreddo for Ethic Era in collaboration with the United Nations and the World Trade Organization, Giardino Segreto, Milan, IT (solo)
Liste Art Fair Basel, Sweetwater, Berlin, Basel, CH (solo)
Dicke Luft, curated by Tenzing Barshee, Galerie Bernhard, Zurich, CH
The person who is recording cannot intervene, curated by Ruth Pilston, Arcadia Missa, London, UK
Horology, curated by Elizabeth Jaeger and Silke Lindner-Sutti, Jack Hanley Gallery, New York, NY
Life and Limbs, curated by Anna-Sophie Berger, Swiss Institute, New York, NY
AWE, curated by Dimitrios Antonitsis, Hydra School Projects, Merchant Marine Academy, Hydra, GR
Rubus Armeniacus (Himalayan blackberry), Jessica’s Apartment, New York, NY
Artists Use Photography, Praz-Delavallade, Los Angeles, CA
Cruising Pavilion, New York, Goethe-Institut Curatorial Residencies Ludlow 38, New York, NY

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.