Adeshola Makinde is an artist based in Chicago, Illinois. He was raised in the Chicagoland suburbs. In his younger years he attended predominantly white schools. This is something that shapes his work today, due to the fact that it was such a stark difference from the life he led at home with his immigrant parents from Nigeria. By going to schools with this sort of racial makeup, Makinde did not learn a great deal of black history, if at all. This is why the mission statement of his art practice is to educate by sharing the information he learns on his own personal journey of black consciousness. His work today tends to challenge viewers to question the systems they find themselves in, which will hopefully cause them to have much needed conversations with those closest to them regarding social justice issues. 

contact - a@adesholamakinde.com

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