1991, Lagos, Nigeria

Layo Bright works predominantly in the 3D realm, video, performance and sound. Recently she has been interested in exploring migrant experiences, and the search for “greener pastures” to Europe and America. With recent attention to the Libya migrant crisis and “modern slave trade” she explores themes of displacement, the failed state of origin, transitory spaces of detention and desired countries of destination. Using materials such as Ghana-Must-Go bags, foam and Dutch-wax print she points to distinct identities, migrant experiences, systemic violence and border imperialism. Bright has shown at The Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands, Lagos; Sotheby’s Institute of Art, NY; the Skybridge Art Space, NY; and Sleep Center, NY amongst others. She is a Recipient of the Beyoncé Formation (Runner Up) Scholarship. Bright received an LL. B (Hons) from Babcock University, and MFA at Parsons the New School for Design.

Portrait of Layo Bright, 2018. Courtesy of the Artist. 

Portrait of Layo Bright, 2018.
Courtesy of the Artist.