Onajide Shabaka, is an interdisciplinary cultural practitioner and currently lives and works in Miami, Florida. Shabaka was awarded an MFA from Vermont College of the Fine Arts and represented by Emerson Dorsch Gallery, Miami, Florida.
Through a well developed research based walking practice working both outdoors and in the studio where I explore the environment and its biology allowing site specific histories to reveal untold or hidden narratives.
Recent solo exhibitions: “On the edge of tomorrows…,” Emerson Dorsch Gallery, Miami, Florida, 2022; “Alosúgbe: a journey across time,” Emerson Dorsch, Miami, Florida, 2019. Group exhibitions: “On Samara’s Wing,” Frank C. Ortis Art Gallery, Pembroke Pines, Florida, 2021; “Still Life,” The Franklin Outdoors, Chicago, Illinois, 2022. Onajide Shabaka has been artist in residence at Project Row Houses, Houston, Texas; Resident artist in Everglades National Park, Florida; IS Projects Bookmaking Residency, Miami, Florida. Shabaka’s work is in the collections including Miami-Dade Art in Public Places, Opa Locka Executive Airport, Florida; Florida and Oolite Arts Ellies Grant, Miami, Florida.
- 2023 Resident
- 2021 Home + Away Resident