Yemi Awosile is a multi-disciplinary designer living and working in London. Her work is informed by cultural insights expressed primarily through textiles and printed matter. The broader scope of her practice bridges design and visual arts through social interventions. Recent projects include collaborations with Tent Rotterdam, Tate Gallery, Contemporary And (C&) magazine, Design Museum, ICA, Crafts Council; British Council and the Victoria and Albert Museum.

She trained as a textile designer at the Royal College of Art and Chelsea College of Art. She is a visiting tutor at Loughborough University and Chelsea College of Art.


 

UPCOMING EXHIBITIONS & PROJECTS

2017

4 Seasons | Peer Gallery | London | UK

Africa by Design in association with Financial Times & Wallpaper Magazine | Accra | Ghana

Stanley Picker Gallery | Kingston | UK

 

SELECTED EXHIBITIONS

2015

Estonian Academy of Arts | Tallinn | Estonia

Grand Arcade | Supported by Museum of Domestic Design and Architecture | London | UK

 

2014

Sample | Supported by Yevu Clothing | London | UK 

Africa Utopia | Southbank Centre | London | UK 

OSE Publication  supported by AND Public + Hato Press | Peer Gallery  | London | UK 

Materia | Domotex Asia  | Shanghai | China 

Creo Collective | Designers Block |  Birmingham | UK 

Bark Cloth in Architecture, Arts and Design | UNESCO | IMM Cologne | Germany 

 

2012

Tom Dixon Dock | London | UK 

Centre Commercial | Concept Store | Supported by Veja | Paris | France 

 

2011

Oxo Tower Barge House | London | UK 

100% Design |  London Design Festival | London | UK 

 

2010

Variability | Brompton Quarter |  London | UK

 

2009

Bricolage Project | Brixton Village | London |  UK 

Eco Home supported by SCIN Gallery | Geffrye Museum | London | UK 

 

2008 

Exploring Innovation | Royal College of Art | London | UK  

Design for Future Sustainability + Innovation | The Belém Cultural Center |  Lisbon | Portugal

 

2007

Global Cities in collaboration with British Architect Nigel Coats | Tate Modern | London 


 

RESIDENCIES

Stanley Picker Fellowship | London | UK | 2015

Institut Français | Paris | France | 2015

Museum of Domestic Design & Architecture  | London | UK | 2014

The Cornubian Arts & Science Trust | Helston | Cornwall | UK | 2014

British Council |  New Silk Road Project | Alhamra Gallery/ NCA | Lahore | Pakistan | 2010


 

WORKSHOPS & TALKS

Goldsmiths, University of London | UK

Institute of Contemporary Arts | London | UK

Lighthouse Progress Bar | Brighton | UK

Design Museum | Fashioning the New Normal | London | UK

Tate | London | UK

Inconformista | Camper Workshop | Mallorca | Spain

Victoria and Albert Museum | London | UK

Chelsea College of Art & Design | London | UK

Crafts Council | Revival Project | London | UK

British Council New Silk Road Project:

National College of Art | Lahore | Pakistan 

Indus Valley School of Art & Architecture | Karachi | Pakistan 

Pakistan School of Fashion | Lahore | Pakistan 

Beaconhouse School of Art | Lahore | Pakistan 

Government Institute Polytechnique for Women | Karachi | Pakistan 


 

AWARDS & GRANTS

Institut Français | Paris | France | 2015

British Council Development Grant | 2010

Institute of Material (IOM3) SPARK Research Grant | 2009

Design London | Imperial College Business Fellow | 2009

London Design Festival Fellowship | 2008

Valpak Sustainability Award | 2nd Prize | 2008

Design Cork Event | Joint 1st Prize | Netherlands | 2008

Marianne Straub Scholarship | 2007

Sir John Cass Scholarship | 2006