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Dr. Quadri Oluwasegun Olawale

 Dr. Oluwasegun O. Quadri

Dr. Oluwasegun O. Quadri is a 2021 Postdoctoral Fellow with the NRF/DST South African Research Chairs Initiative (SARChI) in Geopolitics and the Arts of Africa, Arts of Africa and Global Souths research programme, Fine Art Department, Rhodes University, Makhanda, South Africa. He is a graduate of Federal College of Education (Tech) Akoka, Lagos where he studied Fine and Applied Arts. Dr. Quadri is also a product of the Department of Creative Arts, University of Lagos, Nigeria where he earned a B.A, M.A and PhD in African traditional pottery and Visual Arts. Oluwasegun lectures within the auspices of foundation programme at the Department of Creative Arts, University of Lagos. His forte is an artistic equilibrium of studio practice and theory as situated in the production of conceptual ceramics, pottery for signification, ritual assemblage pot engaging African imagery, semiotics, and iconography of Yoruba pottery. He has presented his works on Pottery, Cultural heritage & Advocacy, environmental sustainability through the eye lenses of recycling and repurposing concept, Festival and education in Nigeria, South Africa, Indian and the UK.  His research has allured significant awards including the distinguished University of Lagos Best Researcher Award in Arts and Humanities in 2013, Green Springs Award of excellence in Visual Arts and Mentoring in 2018, National art educator award through advising and mentoring by Divine connect Art Gallery, Nigeria in 2019. Oluwasegun is currently an assistant Researcher on the Arts and Humanities Research Council AHRC funded Research Grant. ‘Articulating Nigerian Politics: The official and Unofficial visual images of election campaigning in Nigeria’(ArtoPs)’ by Bournemouth University, United Kingdom (2019-2021). This ignited a keen research interest and navigation into socio-political questioning in Africa engaging artivism, performance art, protest Art, public space engagement, experimental arts and conceptual pottery narratives. He was a 2020 fellow of art in medicine fellowship programme, Nigeria. A member of Lagos working group of Another Roadmap school for Arts Education Africa Cluster (ARAC), Africa Art Association (AfrAA), Nigerian Society for Education through Art (NSEA), Teacher’s Registration Council of Nigeria, Society of Nigerian Artist (SNA), International Society for Education through Art InSEA.


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