Since graduating as a chemical engineer in the mid-1980s, Bamgboyé has successfully sustained an independent practice spanning the fields of fine arts, philosophy, cultural theory and exhibition curating. Since the mid-1990s, his work has explored a range of issues surrounding representation, including black masculinity, sexuality and African art. His visual installations have taken many forms, integrating video and photography and moving between documentation and performance. An ongoing interest in technology, particularly in relation to African art, has driven his most recent work, including his presence on the web.
Born in 1963 in Nigeria, Oladélé Ajiboyé Bamgboyé lives and works in London, England, where he studied at Slade College of Fine Art, University College. His work has been exhibited internationally, including solo exhibitions at Slade College of Art and Gallery One, Culturgest, Lisbon, Portugal. Group exhibitions have included In/Sight: African Photographers 1940-present at the Guggenheim Museum, New York, NY; the 1997 Johannesburg Biennial, South Africa; Documenta X, Kassel, Germany; and the 1998 Dakar Biennial, Senegal.