Jelili Atiku Nigeria

Jelili Atiku (1968, Nigeria), performance artist


A pioneer of contemporary performance art in Nigeria, Jelili Atiku has developed an innovative fusion of Yoruba and international performance practices. Taking to the streets of Lagos or taking over specific sites with his striking costumes and dynamic presentations, he provokes community dialogue and debate on local, national and global issues.


Report from the 2015 Prince Claus Awards Committee here.