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Osaru Obaseki

Osaru Obaseki

Edo Global Art Foundation

Studio Artist

Country: Nigeria


Osaru is a studio artist and her art is born out of history, alongside personal experiences and opinions. Responsibilities at Nosona studios include organising studio visits and shows involving indigenous artists on display at the studio, and curating and planning exhibitions held here. She also coordinates children’s holiday art workshops and gives guided tours of cultural and historical sites in Benin City.

Osaru’s professional interests are exhibition curation, display, storage and preservation of artifacts, collection databases and sustainability in museums.

Personal interests centre on the history of Benin, its mythology, folklore, artefacts and cultural heritage and Osaru hopes to contribute to these oral narratives.

At the British Museum
During her time on the International Training Programme, Osaru was based in the Department of Africa, Oceania and the Americas and her partner placement was spent at Glasgow Museums.

Osaru’s place on the ITP was generously supported by The de Laszlo Foundation.

Osaru worked with Mario Tuki (Rapa Nui) and Haneen Mukho (Palestine) on her Object in focus project. Their exhibition proposal was titled Deciphering the Ba-Bird.