In the world of contemporary art, there is no shortage of talented and visionary Nigerian artists pushing the boundaries of creativity and thought. Introducing Bolatito Aderemi-Ibitola, the artist behind the latest Treasure Sounds playlist: "Somatic: Something to Move Through". A trans-disciplinary artist with a unique perspective and a profound commitment to exploring the intersections of race, gender, and ethnicity through her art.
In addition to her artistic endeavors, Bolatito is also a devised theatre practitioner. Her educational background, coupled with her diverse roles in theatre, performance studies scholar and teaching artist, contribute to her unique perspective and creative prowess. Her playlist is a mix of easy going melodies with energetic undertones, to get you moving (or dancing!) through inspirational beats any given day or when in need of a pick me a up.
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Your name and the work you do?
My name is Bolatito Aderemi-Ibitola. A lot of people call me Tito, some call me by my initials, TAI.
I am an artist and researcher. I started in performance and now utilize many mediums to do my work including, video, coding, digital art, painting, ceramics, and sculpture.
What inspires your work?
My curiosity. I come at my art from a place of playful examination.
What do you spend most of your Sunday doing?
Sundays are my reset days. I take care of myself, call my parents, yoga, rest, and give thanks.
For a lot of the world, Sundays are reverential and I like to keep it like that, but in my own way.
What would you tell your 18 year old self?
How do you find a sense of calm in the midst of chaos?
I have a meditation practice.
I love that I can access a deep sense of peace wherever I am; I return to my breath and I return to me.
If you had 10 minutes to pack to your dream Destination… Where are you going and what are you packing?
Illo Hat, Mulan Bikini-Ruby, Takwa Dress, Eros Escape Tote Bag, Skalo Abstract Mushroom Scarf, Pearl Robe, Pola Slippers - Natural
Classic and timeliness.
'Somatic: Something to Move Through'
Treasure Sounds Playlist Vol 10 | by Bolatito Aderemi-Ibitola