Yemi Awosile

Yemi Awosile

DesignerLondon, United Kingdom
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Yemi Awosile

Yemi Awosile

DesignerLondon, United Kingdom
About me
Yemi Awosile is a designer living and working in London. Her work is informed by cultural insights expressed primarily through textiles and printed matter. The broader scope of her practice bridges design and visual arts through social interventions. Recent projects include collaborations with Tent Rotterdam, Tate Gallery, Contemporary And (C&) magazine, Design Museum, ICA, Crafts Council and British Council. She trained as a textile designer at the Royal College of Art and Chelsea College of Art. She is a textiles lecturer at Loughborough University, and an artist educator at the Victoria and Albert Museum in London.
Projects
  • Peer Gallery
    Peer GalleryYemi Awosile is a multi-disciplinary designer based in London whose work expresses cultural insights through textiles and printed matter. Somewhere in Between will record the process of producing a series of garments drawing on material found in the vicinity of Hoxton Street Market. Starting from the spring equinox, Awosile will share a photo journal as she explores the change of season through fashion and textiles. She will observe markers associated with entering a new season – shifts in light
  • Stanley Picker Gallery
    Stanley Picker GalleryYemi Awosile Orishirishi 4 May – 15 July 2017 Stanley Picker Gallery is pleased to announce Yemi Awosile’s first solo exhibition, Orishirishi. Appointed Stanley Picker Design Fellow in 2015, Awosile has developed a new body of research that casts a lens on the insatiable desire to maintain a sense of place and ownership over one’s identity through outward public personas. The title of the show is a Nigerian (Yoruba) word taken from Awosile’s family tribe’s vocabulary, loosely meaning ‘an assortm
  • Art Connects Us: Travelogue
    Art Connects Us: TravelogueYemi Awosile a Textile Designer and a recent Fellow at the Stanley Picker Gallery, Kingston University is one of the six recipients of the British Council Art Connects Us research grant, which supports our vision to develop stronger creative sectors in Sub-Saharan Africa and connections with the UK. Below Yemi shares her experiences from her recent travels to Senegal to meet local artist and textile designers. As part of my research at the Stanley Picker Gallery I was lucky enough to visit Seneg
Projects credited in
  • Championing Diversity: This Black History Month 2018, meet 100 creatives inspiring change
    Championing Diversity: This Black History Month 2018, meet 100 creatives inspiring changeThis Black History Month 2018, we’ve brought together a group of outstanding industry heroes to each nominate 10 black changemakers and creators that are shaping culture, arts, design, business, tech and beyond. We still have a way to go when it comes to conquering the lack of diversity in the creative industry - which is why it so important for us, as a platform, to use our force for good. To do so, throughout the year we spotlight incredible people, the projects that they are involved with
Skills
  • Print Design
  • Textile Design
  • Fashion
  • Art