Hamed Maiye

Hamed Maiye (b. 1991, Lagos) is an interdisciplinary artist based in London. He explores themes revolving around visual archiving, surrealism and portraiture; using painting, photography, sculpture and performance as research tools.

Maiye explores cultural anthropology through the use of mythology, myth making, historical documentation & archiving which influence the production of his work. His work presents viewers with allegorical scenarios used to invoke introspection and emotional reflections.

Solo exhibitions include ‘The Junior Christian Teaching Bible Lesson Program’ (with Mattia MacCarthy), Harlesden High Street at Frieze, London (2023); ‘Fertility of the Shadow’, Harlesden High Street, London (2023); ‘Time, the Perfect Muse’ (with Emily Moore), Dada Gallery, London (2022).

His works have been featured in group exhibitions including ‘10’, PM/AM, London (2021); ‘Old Friends, New Friends’, Collective Ending, London (2021); ‘An Ode to Afro-Surrealism’, Horniman Museum, London (2020); ‘Friday Late: Snap with i-D’, V&A Museum, London (2018); ‘East’, Willesden Gallery, London (2018); ‘Late at Tate’, Tate Britain, London (2017).

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