Jelili Atiku- Profile
Jelili Atiku is a Nigerian multimedia artist with political concerns for human rights and justice. Through drawing, installation sculpture, photography, video and performance (live art); he strives to help viewers understand the world and expanding their understanding and experiences, so that they can activate and renew their lives and environments. He was born on September 27, 1968 in Ejigbo (Lagos), Nigeria and trained at Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria and University of Lagos (all in Nigeria) for Bachelor of Arts (Fine Arts) and Master of Arts (Visual Arts) degrees. He is the founder of Art Africa Forum, AfriperFOMA and Advocate for Human Rights Through Art (AHRA). Jelili has travelled widely and participated in numerous performances/exhibitions/talks in Africa, Europe, America and Asia.
Jelili Atiku- Project
Holy Ovonramwen Cathedral
Jelili Atiku confronts the place of religion in Benin history. His performance explores the intercessory representation of Oba Ovonramwen after his exile and death. Here, Ovonramwen is fully God and His cathedral is powerful. 'Come lets worship in the Holy Ovonramwen Cathedral: Open My Eyes, That I May See Thee, Omo N'Oba Ovonramwen Nogbaisi'