Rose Ojo-Ajayi

Program Officer


Rose Ojo-Ajayi is an artist, writer, educator, and historian whose work is primarily based in Comparative African Diaspora history, with a focus on the production of visual art created in African American, Black British, and West African societies. Her research is also centered on social movements during the 20th and 21st centuries that includes the Black Power/ Black Arts Movements in the United States and Britain as well as the Independence period of West African nations. Rose earned her B.F.A. at the Cooper Union School of Art in New York City as well as her M.F.A. and Ph.D. from The School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS), University of London.

In addition to her artistic practice in the fields of design, multi-media, and photography, Rose has written text-based works as collaborative projects with visual artists. She has also written for various arts institutions and publications that include the Studio Museum in Harlem, ArtUs, North Drive Press and Callaloo. Rose has curated several exhibitions that featured the work of artists of African descent in New York and London, UK. Rose is currently working on a multi-media project on the history of art created in Africa and the African diaspora aimed at young learners.