- CREATIVE ARTIST
- Lagos, Nigeria
capturing black portraiture in a contemporary era.
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.
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
LLB at University of Lagos
2015 – 2020 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
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
YNaija New Establishment List, YNaija
Woman of the Future, Her Network
Woman of the Future Nominee alongside: Victoria Ibiwoye, Oluwanifemi Akerele, Mirabelle Moral, Gussi Tobby Lord Williams, Grace Okoli.
SME 100's 25 under 25 awards.
Outstanding Contribution to the Arts and Culture, Faculty of Law, University of Lagos.
The Nu-African Contemporary & Modern Art Exhibition Group
Belvoir Gallery Leicester, UK
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
Jullie Miller African Contemporary Capetown, South Africa
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
Workstation Nigeria Victoria Island, Lagos
Curated by Isabella Agbaje
A Day Exhibition Group
Arthouse Foundation Ikoyi, Lagos
Curated by Odun Orimolade