Born in New York, raised in Lagos, Nigeria, Adejoke Aderonke Tugbiyele explores the concept of transformation towards transcending identity while simultanously queering dominant space. Her multi- disciplinary practice explores hybridity and is highly inventive, innovative and monumental in detail and scale. She draws inspiration from Yoruba spirituality/cosmology as it flows with universal links that also seek to bridge/weave African, African-American and Diaspora concerns. Tugbiyele is a multi award-winning artist and her works have been mentioned and reviewed in many leading publications including Sculpture Magazine, The New York Times, Hyperallergic Magazine, ArtAfrica Magazine, The Sole Adventurer, Design Miami Blog, Quotidien de l’Art and Jeune Afrique. She is regularly invited to contribute as a panelist in dialogues hosted by reputable institutions around the world. After two decades studying and practicing architecture, Tugbiyele received a Master of Fine Arts in Sculpture from the Maryland Institute College of Art in 2013. Tugbiyele’s works grace important corporate, public and private collections including The Brooklyn Museum, The Museum of Arts and Design, the National Museum of African Art – Smithsonian, the Leslie-Lohman Museum of Gay and Lesbian Art, The Newark Museum of Art, Institut Francais in Burkina Faso, Daimler Art Collection - Berlin and, Credit Suisse Bank – Global.