Oluremi Onabanjo

Oluremi Onabanjo


CCL Class of 2024


Museum of Modern Art


The Peter Schub Curator, Department of Photography

Institution at time of Fellowship

Museum of Modern Art


Laurence des Cars, Musée du Louvre

Oluremi C. Onabanjo is The Peter Schub Curator in the Department of Photography at the Museum of Modern Art, where she is co-chair of the Early Modern Working Group and deeply involved in the ongoing reinstallation program of the Museum's collection. Onabanjo is the 2022 recipient of the Cisneros Institute Curatorial Research Grant and a core member of the C-MAP Africa Research Group. Recent exhibitions include Projects: Ming Smith(2023) and New Photography 2023(2023). Previously, Onabanjo worked as Director of Exhibitions and Collections of The Walther Collection and served on the curatorial team of the 8th Triennial of Photography Hamburg. She lectures internationally on photography and curatorial practice, and her writing appears in The New Yorker, Los Angeles Review of Books, Revista ZUM, Tate Etc alongside publications by The Art Institute of Chicago, RISD Museum, and The Studio Museum in Harlem, amongst others. A 2020 Andy Warhol Foundation Arts Writers Grantee, Onabanjo is the author of Ming Smith: Invisible Man, Somewhere Everywhere (2023) and the editor of Marilyn Nance: Last Day in Lagos(2022). She is a PhD Candidate in the Department of Art History and Archaeology at Columbia University, and holds an MSc in Visual, Material, and Museum Anthropology from Oxford University.

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