Ayo Okunseinde, a multi-media artist and creative technologist specializing in the investigation of the truths, myths, and rituals of his Nigerian upbringing, gives an artist’s talk in the context of the fall course crosslisted in Theater and the Council on Science and Technology, “Storytelling with Technology for Performance,” taught by Andrea Lauer and David Bengali.


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ayo in whie sut with red and blue shape patterns

Photo by Yvette King

Ayodamola Tanimowo Okunseinde (ayo) — a Nigerian-American artist, designer, educator, and time-traveler living and working in New York.

Okunseinde studied Visual Arts at Rutgers University earning a B.A. His works range from speculative design to physically interactive works, wearables, and explorations of “Reclamation”. His past residencies include Eyebeam, IDEO’s Fortnight, New INC, Recess Assembly, and The Laundromat Project. He has presented at the 11th Shanghai Biennale, Afrotectopia, Brooklyn Museum, EYEO Festival, M.I.T. Beyond the Cradle, and Tribeca Storyscapes amongst others. His works exist between physical and digital spaces—across the past, present, and future—and ask us, via a technological lens, to reimagine notions of race, identity, politics, and culture as we travel through time and space.

Okunseinde has taught at 92Y, Bennington College, Hostos CUNY, and New York University. Ayo is an Anthropology MA candidate at The New School for Social Research studying Blackness in time and space. He holds an MFA in Design and Technology from Parsons School of Design, New York, where he serves as Assistant Professor of Interaction and Media Design.

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