Multimedia artist Akirash is excited to work with students
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Olaniyi Rasheed Akindiya, also known as “Akirash,” is a multimedia artist who works with cardboard and paper, repurposed objects, video, photography, and performance to explore contemporary issues like gun violence, immigration, race, and religion. He was born in Lagos, Nigeria and has worked in a variety of places ranging from Austin, Texas, to Australia. He recently started a residency at Indiana University Bloomington’s Eskenazi School of Art Architecture + Design. The residency runs through March 3rd. I talked with him about his plans for the residency before he arrived in Bloomington.