Pelumi Odubanjo (she/her) is a curator, writer, and researcher based in London. Her interests in contemporary art are cross-disciplinary, with specific interests in the field of contemporary photography. Pelumi works with artists, photographic archives, and cultural artefacts to create and explore dialogues across global Black diasporas. Her research and curatorial practice build on theories of diasporic theory, Black feminism, and Black studies.
Pelumi is currently a PhD candidate in History of Art at the University of Glasgow and a recipient of the James McCune Smith Scholarship. Pelumi has a BA from Newcastle University in Fine Art, and an MA from Goldsmith’s, University of London in Contemporary Art Theory.
Pelumi currently works as an Curatorial Assistant at the Serpentine Galleries, and has curated at festivals and institutions such as Photo50 at the London Art Fair, Photo Oxford, Tate Exchange at Tate Modern, Brighton Photo Fringe, and the Black Cultural Archives, amongst others. Her writing on contemporary photography, art, and culture has appeared in Magnum Photos, New Contemporaries, Artillery Magazine, Photoworks, and Photo Fringe amongst others.