Yewande YoYo Odunubi

Yewande YoYo Odunubi

Artist, Cultural Producer and CuratorLondon, United Kingdom
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Yewande YoYo Odunubi

Yewande YoYo Odunubi

Artist, Cultural Producer and CuratorLondon, United Kingdom
About me
Yewande YoYo Odunubi is a neurodivergent creative practitioner, working in the spaces between producing/curation, dance/performance, and research. Centring her practice around the mantra “I’m not here for a version of me, I’m here for every part of me” she is interested in intersectional frameworks and interventions that seek to rupture the dominant narratives within the arts. Powered by a black expansive imagination Yewande is invested in building environments across mediums that nurture and give space to meaningful and imaginative exchange. Yewande is one half of the wayward, motile collaborative duo i.as.in.we with artist, curator and friend Rohan Ayinde. She frequently collaborates with London based art and music collectives; BBZ and Touching Bass and has worked with a range of cultural organisations including the 198 Contemporary, Institute of Contemporary Arts, A New Direction, Now Gallery, Southbank Centre, Tate and V&A. Yewande is currently finishing temporary role as Live Programme Producer at Wellcome Collection.
Projects
  • NOW Later: there is no place that cannot be home*
    NOW Later: there is no place that cannot be home*[*from ‘School Note’ by Audre Lorde] What is built into an experience of blackness that offers us new horizons for thinking about this world and its possibilities? Deeping the ting and engaging the breath, poetry and movement of the black body, this evening asks us what is needed to create a shared language of liberation. What can we learn from blackness as it expands, ruptures and questions the structures that have historically negated it? Through performance and film, we invite you to vision
Projects credited in
  • Friday Late: Snap
    Friday Late: SnapDiscover how we create, collect, and preserve moments in the click of a shutter.
  • Friday Late: Fantastic Automatic
    Friday Late: Fantastic AutomaticHear super-charged car sound systems and take part in immersive installations.
  • Friday Late: (De)constructed Masculinities
    Friday Late: (De)constructed MasculinitiesDiscover a spectrum of identities as we unbox what masculinities mean today.
  • Friday Late: Threads
    Friday Late: ThreadsWe explore how Black and Asian histories and voices recorded and remembered today.
  • Friday Late: Mirror Mirror
    Friday Late: Mirror MirrorFrom the playful to the political, be inspired by those defining beauty for themselves, we look to disrupt the ideal.
  • Friday Late: Circus – Past, Present & Future
    Friday Late: Circus – Past, Present & FutureWe mark 250 years of circus.
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Work history
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    Artist/Cultural Producer/Curator/ResearcherSelf Employed
    London, United KingdomFreelance
    - Production coordination, curation and/or event management on various projects. Responsibilities can include; proposal development, project management, production management, artist and venue liaison, health and safety coordination, overseeing installation and schedules, stakeholder management, budget and invoice management, evaluation and reporting, and supervising marketing promotion. – Some projects include: Black Home: The Club As Sanctuary (Touching Bass/Freeword), BBZ BLK BK: Alternative Graduate Show (BBZ), #LIFEHACKS (NME/Create Jobs), Open Doors: Vote 100 (V&A, Smithsonian Institution, Sadler’s Wells, UCL and LCF) and Finding Soul exhibition (own project)
    V&A logo
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    Friday Late Programme ProducerV&A
     - London, United KingdomPart Time
    – Co-production and delivery of the monthly Friday Late programme, the museum’s late-evening multidisciplinary arts offer – Lead on logistics and production planning of monthly Lates – Developing curatorial content and future programming in collaboration with the Friday Late Curator and Coordinator – Co-curator of ‘Threads’ August Friday Late exploring Black and Asian histories in the UK. Highest Late visitor figures of 2018 – Building strong relationships with emerging artists across art and design, performance, music and community-interest groups – Temporary promotion to Acting Friday Late Curator and Coordinator to curate and deliver Friday Lates in February and March 2018
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Skills
  • Curation
  • Project Management
  • Art Curation
  • Event Management
  • Events Production
Education
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    English and American Literature with Creative Writing, with a Year in Hong KongUniversity of Kent
     - Canterbury, United Kingdom