Seyi Adebanjo is a Queer gender-non-conforming Nigerian MFA artist, who raises awareness around social issues through digital video, multimedia photography, ritual & writing workshops. Seyi’s work is the intersection of art, media, imagination, ritual and politics. Seyi is on the faculty of New York University.. Seyi was recently awarded a residency with The Laundromat Project, the BRIO Award and 1 of the 8 Exciting Filmmakers Shaking Up Hollywood by IndieWire. Seyi has been an artist in resident with Allgo. Seyi has exhibited at the Longwood Art Gallery, the Skylight Gallery -Restoration Plaza Corporation, Bronx Academy of Arts & Dance (BAAD!), the Leslie-Lohman Museum of Gay and Lesbian Art & Waterloo Arts Gallery. Seyi is currently an artist in resident with The Laundromat Project and has been a fellow with Leslie Lohman Museum Queer Artist Fellowship, AIM at the Bronx Museum, The Laundromat Project, Queer/Art/Mentorship, Maysles Institute, IFP and City Lore Documentary Institute. Seyi’s current work in progress. Afromystic inspires people to experience Divine love within through Queer & Trans Òrìṣà mythology and Yorùbá Spirituality in Nigeria, Brazil & The United States. We are invite into a world rarely seen, where deities change gender, Queer priests are heroes and are leaders. Seyi’s powerful short Trans Lives Matter! Justice for Islan Nettles has screened on PBS Channel 13, Brooklyn Museum, BAM and continues to screen globally. Seyi’s award winning documentary Ọya: Something Happened On The Way To West Africa! is screening globally and on a speaking tour.
Best Documentary Short - Drama Baltimore International Black Film Festival
PBS Channel 13, Reel 13 Short Film Award
Fish Parade 2015 Grand Marshal
Best International Short Film Award Sydney Transgender International Film Festival
Pride of the Ocean LGBT Film Festival Award
Hunter College’s Dean of Arts & Science Master’s Thesis Support Grant