Catch me & my work at these upcoming events 4 the Fall 2015

1.     Trans Lives Matter! Justice for Islan Nettles film

   Power, Protest, and Resistance: The Art of the Revolution (group) exhibition

       (an NYC exhibition by Rush Arts and Corridor Gallery)

       Opening Reception: Friday, September 25th, 2015 6-7pm
       Fri, Sept 25th, 2015- Sun, Nov 8th, 2015

       Location: Skylight Gallery

      Restoration Plaza Corporation

      1368 Fulton Street

      3rd Floor

      Brooklyn, NY 11216


2.   Visiting Artist with The Laundromat Project Field Day 2015 Hunts Point

      Bronx Brilliance: Art, Activism + Action (1-5pm)

      2- 2:45pm this Saturday 9/26

     Location: Serrano Galleries, 835 Dawson Street (off Longwood Avenue)

     Field Day is an annual festival showcasing the rich spectrum of local arts      and culture in Bed-Stuy, Harlem, and Hunts Point / Longwood.


3.   Photographic Exhibition

     The Bronx Academy of Arts and Dance puts the ARTS part of BAAD!

    into action by exhibiting the photos of Seyi Adebanjo

     Trans Lives Matter! Justice for Islan Nettles photographs

     Closing September 30th, 2015

     Location: 2474 Westchester Ave, Bronx, NY 10461



Ọya: Something Happened On The Way To West Africa! Official Selection

1. A Day of Activism & Inspiration with Reel Sisters of the

Diaspora Film Festival

Oct 3 Celebrating Spirit Section — 1:30 pm – 2:34 pm

Earth, Water, Woman – 22:26 min

Oya: Something Happened on the Way to West Africa – 30:03 min.

Location : ImageNation's Raw Space in Harlem

2031 Adam Clayton Powell Blvd. (bet. 121 & 122 Street).


2. Baltimore International Black Film Festival.

Oct 7-12, 2015

Location: Charles Theatre & the University of Baltimore Learning



3. “I Luv Africa” Film Festival in Ghana

October 21-24,2015

Location: Goethe-Institut Accra Ghana


Dates: Oct. 21-24, 2015

4. NewFest: The NYC LGBTQ Film Festival

Trans Shorts (10/22)

October 22 @ 4:00 pm

Bow Tie Chelsea Cinemas, 260 W23rd St

New York, 10011 United States

Trans Shorts (10/26)

October 26 @ 9:15 pm

The LGBT Community Center, 208 W 13 St

New York, 10011 United States

5. Gender Reel

Minneapolis, MN – October 6th, 8th, 15th and 22nd

Location: Bryant Lake Bowl & Trylon Microcinema.

Omaha, MN — October 18th

Location: the Joslyn Art Museum.

Boston, MA — September 30th & October 1st

Location: Fenway Community Health Center.

Durham, NC — October 10th & 11th

Location: LGBTQ Queer Center of Durham.

Houston, TX --- November 20th, 21st and 22nd.

November 20th — Location: Rice Media Center

November 21st — Location: Frenetic Theatre

November 22nd — Location: Montrose Center

Ọya: Something Happened On The Way To West Africa!

Follow my journey as a Queer Gender Non Conforming Nigerian Seyi Adebanjo as I return home to speak directly with ancestors, connect with Òrìṣà (African God/dess) tradition, and follow a trail back to the powerful legacy of my great grandmother, Chief Moloran Ìyá Ọlọ́ya. . This personal and political story vibrantly investigates the heritage of command, mythology, gender fluidity and womyn’s power in indigenous Yorùbá spirituality. As I encounter obstacles of a national strike and anti-gay marriage legislation to find the roots of the practice, will I be able to find affirmation for myself as a person between genders/ worlds and take on this inheritance?