Jekein

  • MULTIDISCIPLINARY ARTIST
  • Kenya

capturing black portraiture in a contemporary era.

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Jekein Lato-Unah creates one-of-a-kind oil paintings that capture the exclusive patent energy of her subjects. Her paintings celebrate women, frown upon the oppression of marginalized groups, objectification of women and speak on social constructs - her strain is to dismantle the patriarchy and capture women in their simple, best and happiest states. Her portfolio includes remarkable bodies of work inspired by her experiences, those of other women and works of her predecessors.
Her recent practice has involved participating in performance art workshops and mentoring young female artists in West Africa and the Americas. Lato-Unah's works can be found in private collections around the globe - Manhattan, Malta, Hong Kong, Kazakhstan, Athens, Qatar, Sweden, and Capetown.

Experience

Art Consultant at Hypebuzz

July 2018 – August 2018 Maryland, Nigeria

Art exhibition featuring: Prince Adelakun, Jessica Soares and Lex.

Art Director at Lagos a Day Exhibition by ArtHouse Foundation

19 November, 2016 – 19 November, 2016 Norman Williams, Ikoyi

Performance art exhibition featuring emerging artists: Jelili Atiku, Jekein Lato-Unah, Yusuf Durodola, Hazel Agoni, David Akinola, Taiwo Ojudun.

Creative Director at Junior Achievers' of Nigeria

2012 – 2013 International School, Lagos

Education

LLB at University of Lagos

2016 – 2022 Lagos, Nigeria

Diploma in Painting, Photo Reproduction. at Arts Basis Institute

2013 – 2014 Dubai

Certificate in Pottery at Yaba College of Technology

September, 2012 – June, 2013 Yaba, Lagos

Awards

OPENSEA Home page feature, OpenSea

Featured on the front page of NFT Platform, OpenSea for 7 days in March 2022.

Woman of the Future, Her Network Online

Woman of the Future, Her Network

Woman of the Future Nominee alongside: Victoria Ibiwoye, Oluwanifemi Akerele, Mirabelle Moral, Gussi Tobby Lord Williams, Grace Okoli.

Invaluable Contribution to the Arts, Crafts and Culture., SME 100

SME 100's 25 under 25 awards.

Outstanding Contribution to the Arts and Culture, Faculty of Law, University of Lagos.

Exhibitions

Metanoia Group

NaijaDAO & Kenyan NFT Club New York, NY

Memories Group

Omenka Gallery, Ikoyi Lagos

Natural Intelligence Group

W. 60th St. & Freedom Place New York, NY

For NFT NYC, 2022

NFT Con: Into the Metaverse Group

Doubletree by Hilton, Miami Miami, FL

The Nu-African Contemporary & Modern Art Exhibition Group

Artsy

Group

Belvoir Gallery Leicester, UK

Obinrin Group

A Whitespace Gallery Ikoyi, Lagos

The Stories We Tell Group

What If Hub Lekki, Lagos

Nigerian Female Artists Auction Group

Calabar Gallery Virtual

Iluminacion, El Viaje Emocional Group

Wylsum Gallery Barcelona, Spain

ALLWOMXNMATTER Group

Jullie Miller African Contemporary Capetown, South Africa

Change Group

Norman Rea Gallery University of York, United Kingdom

Athens Open Art Group

Dim. Eginitou Thissio, Athens

Zarnelia x Bolivar Group

Bolivar Gallery Lekki, Lagos

Ogirikan Miniature Art Fair Group

Mega Plaza Victoria Island, Lagos

Zarnelia x Spice TV Group

Eko Atlantic Victoria Island, Lagos

iDesign 5th Edition Group

59 Raymond Njoku Road, Ikoyi Lagos, Nigeria

Women in Art: Street Souk Group

Harbour Point, Victoria Island Lagos, Nigeria

VIVIR Lagos [Vol 1] Group

Konsul8 Ikoyi, Lagos

Art exhibition featuring: Zida Kalu, Jekein Lato-Unah, Tide Ojo, Vanny Daniel, Oluwatosin Olatunji, Abisola Gbadamosi.

Culture at Cafe One for Jekein Lato-Unah Solo

Lennox Mall Lekki

Hypebuzz Openhouse Group

Hypebuzz HQ Lagos, Nigeria

Art exhibition featuring: Jekein Lato-Unah, Prince Adelakun, Jessica Soares and Lex.

Creative Debuts x Nasty Women : EMPOWERMENT Group

Black and White Building London, England

GTBank Art635: Jekein Lato-Unah Solo

Oasis Lounge, Murtala Mohammed Intl Airport. Lagos, Nigeria

Curated by Sade Adewumi and Bade Odutola.

The Scout: Self-discovery Group

Omenka Gallery Lagos, Nigeria

Under 25 exhibition featuring: Jekein Lato-Unah, Morayo Arogundade, Ubiomo Ogheneroh, Valerie Fab-Uche, Obi Chigozie, UC Wills Odunze, Tolulope Mustapha, Lasisi

The Female Form Group

Cultural Center, Kuto, Abeokuta Abeokuta, Ogun state.

All female exhibition featuring: Mode Aderinokun, Haneefa Adam, Jekein Lato-Unah, Adeola Olagunju and Mariam Shuaibu Oyawoye

It’s Not Furniture Group

Omenka Gallery Ikoyi, Lagos

Curated by Winifred Okpapi

Carpe Diem 2017 Group

Freedom Park Ikoyi, Lagos

Magic of Lagos: The Hub Group

The Waterside Ikoyi Ikoyi, Lagos

Forestation Group

Workstation Nigeria Victoria Island, Lagos

Curated by Isabella Agbaje

A Day Exhibition Group

Arthouse Foundation Ikoyi, Lagos

Curated by Odun Orimolade

Clients

Nigerian Immigration Service, GTBank, Softcom, Sterling Bank, His Excellency Emmanuel Uduaghan, Adekunle Gold, Coca Cola, Ebony Life TV, Hon. Justice M.A Dipeolu, Richard Mofe Damijo, Honorable Adeyemi Ikuforiji, Chapter 1 Luxury Suites, One-in-Seven, Faculty of Law - University of Lagos, Watts Camera Action, Waje, NuFace, Akin Oyebode, Editi Effiong

Specialties

Art ConsultationInterior DecorationArt DirectionCuration

Skills

WritingActingSculptingFurniture Art