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Adeyemi Adegbesan

Adeyemi Adegbesan

Canadian, born 1982

Adeyemi Adegbesan, aka Yung Yemi, is a Toronto-based photographic artist whose practice aims to examine the intersectionality of black identity. Reflecting on blackness through pre-colonial – colonial - present day and future timelines, across regions, religions, varying levels of income, and political lines; Adegbesan interrogates the dichotomy of the richness of black experiences with the imposed societal homogeneity of ‘Blackness’. Through his work Adegbesan pulls from these varying elements to create Afro-futuristic portraits that embody history, future, and culture all in one. Recent solo exhibitions of Adegbesan’s work have been held at Harbourfront Centre, Union Station, and Patel Brown Gallery, all in Toronto, Canada.

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