Notes on Documenta 13 by Binta Ayofemi

SPACE Lecture Series
November 12, 2012, 1:00–2:30 pm

Song Dong, "Doing Nothing Garden," Documenta 13, 2012 (photo: Nils Klinger)

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CCA faculty member Binta Ayofemi is an artist based in San Francisco. At Documenta 13, Ayofemi performed at Theaster Gates's 12 Ballads for Huguenot House. Her work explores language, pattern systems, social space, pop music, garments, building materials, carpets, quilts, landscapes, cinema, and other temporary architectures.

A Stanford MFA graduate, Ayofemi was awarded a Harvard Design Fellowship for her research on Islamic architecture and social space in Isfahan. Ayofemi's Chroma series, musical scores and performances exploring chromatics in pop and baroque music were recently performed at Berkeley Art Museum (2012).

Upcoming projects include a pop-up ceramic storefront with Islamic pattern and geometric bricks, an anthology of voids in urban architecture, and the exhibitions Povera, The Shakers, Carpets/Voids, and Primary Structures exploring Soul Train aesthetics and disco/pop music in Motown and Iran (2013).

Ayofemi also directs Store-General, an exhibition series curated by artists.