Ajiboyé Bamgboyé was born in Nigeria in 1963 and has lived in the
United Kingdom since the age of 12, notably in Glasgow where he
received formal training in Chemical and Process Engineering. Since
the last 7 years he has been living and working in London, where
received a Masters of Arts degree in Media Art Theory and Practice
from the Slade College of Art.
In resisting easy classifications about the nature of his work, Bamgboye
continues to work with a variety of mediums ranging from traditional
photographic practices, and the moving image. His use of the moving
image, located before and beyond the narratives that cinema has traditionally
introduced into artistic practice, has logically led to his exploration
of electronic media. In addition, Bamgboye's writings go beyond traditional
canonical aesthetics, to probe matters of an anthropological, historical
and social character. For Bamgboye the analysis of the construction
of the conditions for the reception of his work are on an equal footing
with the readings of the works themselves.