Other Writing


  • “How Desire Holds a Plea.” On love and sensuality, Extra Extra (2021).
  • “Elsewheres.” An essay on the art practices in Nigeria. Practice Space (2020).
  • “Measures of Power.” On 3 photographs depicting power and violence in 1970s Nigeria, in FESTAC ’77 (2019). Read online.
  • “My Life as a Wave.” Some photographs and a short essay. Open Space (2017)

Art Criticism

  • Beyond the Sea.” On Édouard Glissant and Lydia Cabrera. Art in America (2019)
  • LagosPhoto.” On the acclaimed photo festival. Aperture (2017)
  • “Making Time.” Catalogue essay, Nigerian pavilion at the Venice Biennale (2017). PDF.
  • “The Promise of Mutability.” A statement on art criticism. Brooklyn Rail (2016)
  • Shifting States.” An essay on photographs of Mohammadu Buhari, in Guernica (2015)

On Artists

  • “Infinite Screens.” On Theo Eshetu. Aperture (2021)
  • “9 Primers: On Uche Okeke’s ‘Natural Synthesis’.” Brooklyn Rail (2021)
  • “The Work of Time.” On Victor Ehikhamenor. BOMB. (2018)
  • In Conversation with François-Xavier Gbré. François-Xavier Gbré: The Past is a Foreign Country (2015). PDF.
  • “The Spiritual Photographs Khadija Saye Left Behind.” Hyperallergic (2017)
  • “The Wealth of Nations.” On Victor Ehikhamenor. Guernica (2016)
  • “The Self-Portraits of Samuel Fosso.” Guernica (2014)


  • “Notes on Happiness.” Hotel (2020).


  • A conversation on A Stranger’s Pose with Emmanuel Omodeinde. Bigblackbooks. (2021)
  • “A Place is Illuminated in and by Absence. A conversation with Kọlá Túbọ̀sún. Brittle Paper. (2019)
  • “The ways movement can and cannot heal.” An interview with Caitlin L. Chandler on A Stranger’s PoseAfrica is a Country. (2019)
  • Interview in The Cable on A Stranger’s Pose. (2018)