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Bidemi Oloyede

Artist member since 2019
Toronto, ON

Bidemi Oloyede (b. 1996) is originally from Port Harcourt, Nigeria now based in Toronto, ON, Canada. He holds a BFA in Photography from OCAD University in Toronto.

Bidemi Oloyede is an emerging street and portrait photographer currently based in Toronto, ON., who captures the energy and emotion of people in their natural environment and social landscapes in a documentary style using predominantly black and white film. His impulse documentary style is a reflection of the interaction or inner dialogue between the photographer and the subject. Oloyede is interested and invested in the physicality of film, the historical and chemical context and legacy of image making and the laborious process of traditional darkroom techniques. He seeks to explore the ‘Human Condition’, everyday people and the influences behind how people function in their social-political contexts.


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Tea

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Miles Davis

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Favourite medium

Analogue Photography

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Upcoming Exhibitions

Artscape Youngplace. Toronto Ontario
BL-ARCHIVE, Scotiabank Contact Photography Festival.

Vancouver, British Columbia.
Capture Photography Festival 2020

Gallery 44 Vitrines. Toronto, Ontario.

Select Past Exhibitions
2019

Nuit Balanche, The Gladstone Hotel
The Artist Protest Resistance

2019

Artscape Youngplace. Toronto, Ontario.
Artscape Youngplace Photography Career Launcher

2019

OCAD University. Toronto, Ontario.
OCADU GradEx 104 (Annual Graduate Exhibition)

2018

Ada Slaight Gallery. OCAD University.
Black Richness

2018

OCAD University. Toronto, Ontario
24 Hours of Blackness

2016

OCAD University Great Hall. Toronto, Ontario
First Year in Three Dimensions

2016

OCAD University Great Hall. Toronto, Ontario.
A Juried Exhibition of Art Students

2016

Artscape Youngplace. Toronto, Ontario.
Pixelation At Artscape

2016

Daniels Spectrum. Toronto, Ontario.
The Sawubona Project

2016

OCADU Lobby. Toronto, Ontario.
Pixelation

2015

OCAD University’s Open House. Toronto, Ontario.
Look Inside

Accolades
2019

Bidemi Mutholib Oloyede
Verant Richards Photography Award and Prize

Press
2019

The Artist & Viewer
Newspaper Article on Group Exhibition Rendering Difference in the Artscape Youngplace Career Launcher Photography Exhibition

2019

The Artist & Viewer | Front Page
The Artist & Viewer | Front

2019

OCADU Photography Blog
Friday Art Crush: Bidemi Oloyede

Residencies
2018

Toronto
Career Launcher: Prefix Self - Directed Research Residency

Education
2019

OCAD University
Bachelor Of Fine Art (Photography)

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