Modupeola Fadugba (b. 1985 in Lomé, Togo. Lives and works in Abuja, Nigeria) is a multi-media artist working in painting, drawing, and socially-engaged installation. With a background in engineering, economics, and education, she works at the nexus of science, politics, and art. Fadugba works in series addressing cultural identity, social justice, game theory, and the art world within the socio-political landscape of Nigeria and our greater global economy.
Fadugba holds a BEng Chemical Engineering / MA Economics (University of Delaware) and MEd (Harvard University). Recent solo exhibitions include Heads Up, Keep Swimming (Lagos, 2017), Prayers, Players & Swimmers (Cité des Arts, Paris, 2017), Synchronised Swimming & Drowning (London, 2017) and Like Play, Like Play (Dakar, 2016). Selected group exhibitions include The Royal Academy Summer Exhibition (Royal Academy, London, 2017); Afriques Capitales (Gare Saint Sauveur, Lille, 2017); Dakar Biennale (Senegal, 2016); The Art Energy (London, 2015); and Design is the Personality of an Idea (Ford Foundation & African Artists Foundation, Lagos, 2015). Fadugba's interactive game installation, The People’s Algorithm was awarded El Anatsui’s Outstanding Production Prize (2014 National Art Competition) and a 2016 Dakar Biennale Grand Prize from Senegal’s Minister of Communication. She recently presented on this work and her practice at TED Lagos. Fadugba has works in the collections of The University of Delaware, the Sindika Dokolo Foundation and Liberian President, Ellen Johnson Sirleaf.