exhibited:, MONILOLA OLAYEMI ILUPEJU, Saint V., curated by Miriam Bettin, [tart vienna], Projectspace Galerie Thoman, Vienna, AT

“The eponymous oil painting Saint V. (2023) portrays Ilupeju’s mother at 21, the age she migrated from Oyo State, Nigeria to Maryland, United States. Raised in an interfaith family between Islam and Christianity, Ilupeju’s work explores religious iconography and the link between creative process and spiritual salvation. Through painting, writing and installation, Ilupeju re-visits personal places and objects to reconfigure their forms and contents.” (Miriam Bettin)