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PEJU ALATISE

Born 1975 in Lagos, Nigeria.
Lives and works in Lagos, Nigeria.

Peju Alatise has become one of the most widely recognized contemporary artists living and working in Lagos in the last decade. Her ever-evolving practice creates encounters between what is sense and what is known— as a material means to examine Nigeria's shifting order of visibility within the global landscape. From her initial training as an architect to her experiments with a broad spectrum of media, Alatise's work unearths multiple layers of meaning (and often violent historical memories) from beneath the surface of everyday objects, language, and social relations.