Bolanle Tajudeen

Bolanle Tajudeen

Founder of Black BlossomsLondon, United Kingdom
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Bolanle Tajudeen

Bolanle Tajudeen

Founder of Black BlossomsLondon, United Kingdom
About me
Bolanle Tajudeen (b. 1988, Nigeria and raised in London) is the curator and the founder of Black Blossoms, a platform which promotes black women visual artists and creatives by hosting regular exhibitions, panels, and screenings throughout the United Kingdom. In 2017, she used this platform to curate an exhibition featuring works by alumni from the University of the Arts London, at the High Holborn Showroom Gallery, which was reviewed in Buzzfeed and featured on a BBC documentary. She is also the co-curator of the touring exhibition, 'If We Are Going to Heal Let it be Glorious', showcasing the works of 31 black women and non-binary visual artists, which was listed as a must see exhibition by A-N news and Afropunk. In 2018 & 2019 she taught the sold out course 'Art in the Age of Black Girl Magic’ at Tate Britain and Tate Modern with the focus on being on the contemporary and historical practices of Black Women and Black non- binary people.The course has received press in Vogue, Dazed and Metro. In 2020 Bolanle will curate an evening of performances at Tate Britain by black women artists, exploring the intersections of race, African spirituality and climate change. Tajudeen is a recipient of the Shades of Noir 'Teaching Within' Scholarship, obtaining a PgCert in Academic Practice: Art, Design and Communication from London College of Fashion, whilst lecturing on MA Fine Art at Chelsea College of Art. As a regular arts and cultural writer with bylines in Dazed, Prospect Magazine, she hopes to inspire a new generation of artist and art professionals to tackle socio-political issues through their creative practice(s).
Projects
  • Art in the Age of Black Girl Magic 2019
    Art in the Age of Black Girl Magic 2019After a successful run in 2018, Art in the Age of Black Girl Magic returns for another year at Tate. The course will continue to examine the notions of black feminist art and how identity shapes artistic practices. Tickets and more information: https://www.tate.org.uk/whats-on/tate-britain/course/art-age-black-girl-magic-2019 Photography: Favour Jonathan A Statement of Pride 2017-ongoing (used with permission of the artists)
  • New jewels: why Britain should be proud to fund the Black Cultural Archives
    New jewels: why Britain should be proud to fund the Black Cultural ArchivesBy turning a black lens on social history, the BCA does something unique—and vital. In the year of the Windrush scandal, proper funding is the least the government could offer
  • Mountains, quilts and a wedding ring: why the Obama portraits matter
    Mountains, quilts and a wedding ring: why the Obama portraits matterWith black audience underrepresented in museum audiences, the Obamas' portraits could start a vital conversation about who gets to enjoy and critique art
  • Black Women Artists and #blackgirlmagic ft. Bee Tajudeen and Rosa Uddoh
    Black Women Artists and #blackgirlmagic ft. Bee Tajudeen and Rosa Uddoh
  • How the ‘Fat Census’ uses real facts to reclaim body positivity - Dazed digital
    How the ‘Fat Census’ uses real facts to reclaim body positivity - Dazed digitalThe current movement is not radical and is, in fact, creating a new standard of beauty for fatness.
  • Black Blossoms
    Black BlossomsBlack Blossoms
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Projects credited in
  • Leaders with social heart: 100 creative changemakers
    Leaders with social heart: 100 creative changemakersCelebrating social responsibility is at the heart of what we do, so we've partnered with Squarespace – whose mission is to inspire people with creative ideas to succeed – to shine a light on 100 influential luminaries from art, technology, charity, design, business and more that are working tirelessly to make our world a better place. To highlight these organisations, we asked 10 creative changemakers to each nominate 10 people behind inspiring brands, products and movements with amazing social
Skills
  • Art Curation
  • Exhibition Design
  • Art Management
  • Project Management
  • Event Management
  • Content Curation
  • Curation
  • Public Exhibitions