Olamiposi Ayorinde is a Bristol-based multidisciplinary artist of Nigerian Descent. Raised in rural Ireland, he moved to Bristol to meet new people, make art, drink beer & listen to Jazz. Now I see myself as a person that craves the need to be challenged with expanding their experience, knowledge and interaction with the world. My main goals are to explore & create sustainability in fields that deal with the accessibility and diversity of digital interaction and creative spaces. Primarily through music, film and design, with a keen interest in human nature, philosophy and absurdism. Over the years of working in a variety of media productions & marketing roles, I’ve developed highly transferable skills that make me adept at engaging and connecting with diverse networks of people and systems efficiently. I’ve learned immense amounts of interpersonal & Data-Based Strategic skills from being part of the growth of platforms such as Mandem, a space for men of colour to speak on emotional levels. And Screenology a film school as inclusion support where I hosted podcasts for students over lockdown with inspiring & prominent creators. A space for conversations & resolutions around Creativity, Mental Health, & Culture. assistING in curating events, creating content, writing contracts and managing socials for collectives such as Rising Arts Agency, Fourth Floor Creative and Africa Eye Film Festival. Spoken at exhibitions and panel discussions with audiences from the BBC and Channel 4. Leading to directing & assisting in the production of award-winning Films & TV for them too. Beyond my career, I’m an avid skateboarder, music lover & parkour enthusiast. Most of all I really do just like to play with sounds & make pictures move My main goal and pursuit in life are to create sustainably diverse creative spaces and develop means of accessibility for creatives to connect, collaborate and create.
Projects credited in
- Channel 4's Random ActsIn 2016 Channel 4 relaunched its short film platform Random Acts, both online and with its own TV show presented by Eric Wareheim. I worked in a very small team headed by Pegah Farahmand to create a new identity and website, curate the digital platform, establish brand partnerships and create a social presence. We also set up a ‘First Acts’ category which enables young aspiring directors to access funding & mentorship to create their first short.
- Why Are We Not HereRole: Curator Commissioned by Rising Arts Agency and Testspace at Spike Island to co-curate an exhibition that was triggered by the Multiverse Summit, art critics, The White Pube who delivered a hard hitting provocation to all artist-led spaces within the UK, challenging their complacency and unacknowledged racial bias. Urging artist-led spaces to tackle institutional racism and the lack of presence of people of colour within the arts at all levels. This was launched at Spike Islands Open Stu
Researcher [In Production]Plimsoll Productions
Bristol, United KingdomFreelance
Handling the Logistics behind a presenter-led African Travelogue Show, such as sources contributors, locations to collating databases of information & research briefs.
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- Sound Design
- Audio Engineering
- Social Marketing
- Content Creator
- Music Writer
- Art Journalism
Bachelor of Arts (BA) Screenology
- Bristol, United Kingdom
A film course that focuses on practicality. However, I dropped out to pursue my own creative endeavours and came back to work for them as their Diversity Officer.