Seyi Adebanjo is a Queer gender-non-conforming Nigerian MFA artist. Seyi is a media artist who raises awareness around social issues through digital video, multimedia photography and writings. Seyi’s work is the intersection of art, media, imagination, ritual and politics. Seyi is on the faculty of New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts, Special Programs, Open Arts, where they teach the integration of arts/ culture with the theories & practices of social change. Seyi has been an artist in resident with Allgo and has exhibited at the Longwood Art Gallery, Skylight Gallery- Restoration Plaza Corporation, Waterloo Arts Gallery, Bronx Academy of Arts & Dance (BAAD!), MCNY and previously at the Leslie-Lohman Museum of Gay and Lesbian Art. Seyi is currently a fellow with AIM at the Bronx Museum and has been a fellow with The Laundromat Project, Queer/Art/Mentorship, Maysles Institute, IFP and City Lore Documentary Institute. Seyi’s powerful short Trans Lives Matter! Justice for Islan Nettles has screened on PBS Channel 13, Brooklyn Museum and continues to screen globally. The documentary Ọya: Something Happened On The Way To West Africa! is screening globally and on a speaking tour.
Best Documentary Short - Drama Baltimore International Black Film Festival
PBS Channel 13, Reel 13 Short Film Award
Fish Parade 2015 Grand Marshal
Best International Short Film Award Sydney Transgender International Film Festival
Pride of the Ocean LGBT Film Festival Award
Hunter College’s Dean of Arts & Science Master’s Thesis Support Grant