Olaniyi Studio Bio :
Olaniyi Studio is an innovative design studio that thrives on multidisciplinary relationships to actualise ideas around themes of environmentalism. It operates as a studio and the artistic practice of Yussef Agbo-Ola. We question how art, architecture, and anthropological research can create experimental environments that challenge the way we experience geological conditions, and living ecosystems. Our core mission is to expand e n v i r o n m e n t a l awareness through design creativity, collective collaboration, and speculative imagination.
Olaniyi Studio welcomes all that would like to invest in original artworks, pavilions, artefacts, and limited editions as these are available upon request.
Olaniyi Studio invites curators and commissioning bodies to speculate, and plan ways in which experimental architecture, and public art can create new experimental environments for public engagement, and environmental awareness.
Olaniyi Studio works with artist, museums, design students, and architecture studios to simulate pedagogical environments that generate new ideas in relation to environmentalism through creative think tank sessions, and talks. We enjoy knowledge exchange from all cultures, and levels of creative, and pedagogical inquiry.
Olaniyi Studio thrives off multi-disciplinary collaborations, and welcomes all disciplines to reach out about new ideas, proposals, art direction, and your research expertise.
Selected Clients / Press / Collaborators :
210 HIGH STREET
LONDON E15 2JA
OLANIYI RESEARCH STUDIO
MONT GRAND MATOURY
Yussef Agbo-Ola Bio:
Yussef Agbo-Ola is the founder and creative director at Olaniyi Studio based in London. Agbo-Ola’s multidisciplinary architectural and artistic practice is focused on interpreting natural energy systems, through interactive experiments that explore the connections between an array of sensory environments, from the biological and anthropological, to the perceptual and microscopic. His aim is to use diverse multidisciplinary research methods and design components, to reinterpret local knowledge and its environmental importance cross-culturally. His research outcomes manifest through architectural pavilions, photographic journalism, material alchemy, interactive performance, experimental sound design, and conceptual writing.
Agbo-Ola holds a Masters in Fine Art from the University of the Arts London, and a Masters in Architecture from the Royal College of Art. He has led art and architectural commissions for the United Nations, Institute of Contemporary Art (London), Serpentine Gallery London, TEDx East End, BBC Arts, Venice Architectural Biennials, Sharjah Architecture Triennial, Palais de Tokyo, Arts Catalyst, and Lexus Automotive Innovation Centre Japan, among others.