Komi Olaf

 

Komi Olaf is a Nigerian artist who lives in Toronto and shows his work at Fall Down Gallery in Ottawa. His work has been featured in shows at Royal Ontario Museum in Toronto and the National Arts Centre in Ottawa . He was also the Canadian National Champion of Spoken Word Poetry in 2009.

 

EDUCATION

Carleton University School of Architecture
Master of Architecture

 

EXHIBITIONS

The New Art Festival ( Juried Group exhibition)
The Glebe – Ottawa, ON
June  2012

Ottawart  (Group exhibition)
Falldown Gallery – Ottawa, ON
April 2012

From the Soul (Group exhibition)
Scotia Bank Caribana Art Exhibit, Royal Ontario Museum – Toronto, ON
August 2010

Angels of Music (Solo exhibition)
National Arts Centre – Ottawa, ON
December  2009

Here (Group exhibition)
Carleton University Art Gallery – Ottawa, ON
November  2008

Fire Dance (Solo exhibition)
Gallery 101 – Ottawa, ON
October 2008

 

COLLECTIONS

Corporate Collections:

  • Grounded Kitchen and Coffee house
  • National Capital Peace Cooperation
  • Black History Ottawa
  • Immigrant Women Services – Ottawa, ON
  • University of Ottawa Health Promotion Team
  • Truffle Treasures 

 

AWARDS

Empowerment and Success Award 2010
University of Ottawa Students Federation

Presented by the Honourable Michaëlle Jean

 

Student’s Award for Excellence 2009
Canadian Architect

Published in the 2009 Awards for Excellence Issue of Canadian Architect Magazine

 

Canadian National Champion of Spoken Word Poetry 2009
Canadian Festival of Spoken Word Festival, Victoria B.C

 

PUBLICATIONS AND MEDIA

2010

The Leveller

2009

Improvisation in Architecture

Canadian Architect

2008

The Fulcrum

Upfront Magazine

The Charlatan

 

 www.komiolaf.com

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