FRESCO Talk #2 - A Conversation with a Yoruba Royal Collector (Nov 3)

“A Conversation With Yoruba Royal Collector” will be the next installment of the FRESCO Talk series. Hosted by Yizhuo Irina Li, FRESCO’s Curatorial Director, the project aims to bring artists, galleries, museum professionals, scholars, and collectors together and share their insights with the millennial generation.

FRESCO Collective invites collector and artist Adetomiwa Gbadebo to converse about his collection of African art, the role of his Yoruba cultural heritage in his art making, and his role as an ambassador of African culture to the world. Gbadebo will be showing his own painting and a few sculptures from his collection.  

The talk will be held at FRESCO Foundation’s New York location, along with an exhibition of the artist’s works.

A reception to follow after the talk with free drinks and snacks.

Please RSVP here.

Date: November 3, 2018

Time: 6:00pm-8:00pm

Location: 236 W 30th St, 5F, New York, NY, 10001

Ómò Oba (Prince) Adetomiwa A. Gbadebo is an artist and collector born in Abeokuta, Nigeria into three royal families. He is also the CEO and founder of Ori Consulting Group (Oriifa), a company that focuses on positive development across Africa and other global landscapes.  Gbadebo uses his Yorùbá heritage and life experiences to create pieces based on emotions and the journey that life stitches. He pushes to teach humanity to question all conscious solutions given and aim for the positive progression of all peoples.

Gbadebo considers himself as an ambassador of African art and culture to the world. He is particularly focused on the preservation of Yorùbá culture and philosophies. By collecting art globally and retaining a strong relationship with the global art scene, he refuels his artistic process.

Gbadebo has also served on multiple artistic boards, such as the Minneapolis Institute of Arts program. He has directed many artistic programs on African art and adults with special needs.