jamilah malika abu-bakare (b. 1982, Benin City, Nigeria) received her MFA from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, USA in 2019.
abu-bakare's works contemplate refusal, repetition, dedication, and intimacy through sound art, video essay, text off-page and installation. by prioritizing listening over looking, both abu-bakare and the audience move towards freedom. visit her curatorial debut at auralalterities.com.
The Politics of Sound, Galt Museum and Archives, Lethbridge, AB, Canada
The Politics of Sound, Two Rivers Gallery, Prince George, BC, Canada
Calling Planet Earth, Espace Pop!, Montreal, QC, Canada
Ontology vs The Ontic, NOW Instant, LA, USA
a lineage of transgression, Artscape, Peterborough, ON, Canada
The Other Side of the Sun, Hashtag Gallery, Toronto, ON, Canada
interlude, Art Gallery of Burlington, Burlington, ON, Canada
MFA Show, Sullivan Galleries, Chicago, IL, USA
The Break, The Wake, The Hold, The Breath, Circuit Gallery, Toronto, ON, Canada
Take Root Among The Stars. LeRoy Neiman Center, Chicago, IL, USA
SSSSHHHH #2, Flaxman Library Special Collections, Chicago, IL, USA
Critical Mass, Art Gallery of Guelph, ON, Canada
The Diamond Stingily Show, broadcast, Stockholm, Sweden
TONE, FIELD Contemporary Gallery, Vancouver, BC, Canada