Adebunmi Gbadebo (USA)


Adebunmi Gbadebo is a multimedia artist who uses culturally and historically imbued materials to investigate the complexities between land, matter, and memory. Centring on deeply resonant materials like indigo dye, soil hand dug from plantations, and human Black hair collected throughout the diaspora, Gbadebo has formed a visual vocabulary entirely her own. The resulting works tend to carry the stories of ancestors, families, and individuals either long overlooked or too closely surveilled. Guided by evidence that body and land can be a repository for memory, Gbadebo’s work asks us to consider how we tell history through memory and matter. 

Commissioned by the Biennale of Sydney with generous support from Terra Foundation for American Art.