Jamal Ademola

Jamal Ademola is an award-winning Nigerian-American artist and filmmaker who poetically works across a kaleidoscope of disciplinarity—film, video, animation, painting, installation, acting, and performance—investigating issues of identity, memory, dreams, ritual, and myth. He is currently in production on a hybrid docu-fiction feature film titled “Ellas Vinieron de Las Nubes” and writing a visual autoethnographic film project about the African diaspora titled “Pieces of You”. His films “I Dreamed of Seeing Myself” and “Who Should I Be in the World?” have screened internationally at festivals, from Lagos, Nigeria, to Hawick, Scotland. Recent exhibitions and screenings include showings at (BCA) Black Cultural Archives in London (2023), Alchemy Film & Arts Festival (2023)(2022), Kala Art Gallery (2022), The New School (2022), and Untitled, (AWCA) White Space Creative Agency in Lagos, Nigeria (2021). Jamal is the creative director of “The Blind Couple from Mali”, an upcoming feature documentary film about Grammy nominated musicians Amadou & Mariam. As an actor, he appeared in “Imagine a Moon Colony” on the Hulu TV series “Your Attention Please” and “Ten Cent Daisy,” streaming on Amazon Prime Video and Tubi. He is the recipient of the 2021–22 Kala Media Art Award, the 2022–23 PAM CUT Sustainability Labs Fellowship, the 2023 Black Experience on Xfinity Grant Program from Comcast (NBCUniversal), and is a 2023 CDDP Semi-Finalist. Jamal has been awarded artist residencies at Caldera Arts, Virginia Center for the Creative Arts, Kala Art Institute, Pocoapoco, Sitka Center for Art & Ecology, Santa Fe Art Institute, and Wassaic Project. His work has been published in I-D magazine, Vogue Italia, Creative Boom, Okay Africa, Bomb Magazine, and Vice.


2024 Sovereignty




Los Angeles, California, USA