Bolaji Alonge

Bolaji Alonge

Victoria Island, Lagos, Nigeria

About Bolaji Alonge

Bolaji Alonge is an artist, photographer and actor from Lagos, Nigeria with more than a decade of experience in documenting history, looking for beauty where it is least expected.

Bolaji Alonge’s visual language speaks of the wonders of nature and human exchange and searches for historical continuity in a world that is fractured. He is also a globetrotter who has travelled around the world during the last decade documenting culture.

His images show Lagos from another angle, a city that inspires and captivates imagination, pulling people into a vortex of energy and constant challenges. Images of everyday life in Nigeria carry deep social messages that expose fragility, audacity but also squalor.

Bolaji makes the viewer reconsider what we have seen with our own eyes, through the Eyes of a Lagos Boy, meandering from one story to the next exotic destination.

Education

1997-2001
B.Sc Mass Communication, UNILAG. Lagos, Nigeria.

Exhibitions

Upcoming
Didi Museum, 2020, Beautiful Disaster

October 2019: "Afrobeat: The Legacy"
Felabration, solo exhibition.
Freedom park. Lagos Island, Nigeria.

2019
July, Black & White, solo exhibition.
Quintessence, Lagos, Nigeria.

June, I Design Art Fair
Lagos, Nigeria.

February, Showcase Bolaji Alonge
Baza Studio, New York, United States.

2018
November, “Urban Culture – Historical Continuity”.
One Draw Gallery, Lagos, Nigeria.

2017
May, “Eyes of a Lagos Boy”, solo exhibition.
Freedom Park, Lagos Island, Nigeria.