A Nightmare’s Daydreams: A visual art project by Temitayo Ogunbiyi
Lagos—Fifteen times in one day? Forced to marry according to the laws of Islam when she is Christian? In April of this year, visual artist Temitayo Ogunbiyi began archiving such news of the nearly 300 girls abducted from Chibok, Nigeria.
Following the kidnapping of 16 girls in Yobe, another town in North Nigeria, the abductions in Chibok gripped Nigeria and the international community, but only for a moment.
Beginning with and in this moment, Ogunbiyi began asking questions and wondered how to create a relevant response, steer as clear as possible from opportunism, and respect the tone and complexity of the circumstance—and all despite any feasible outcome of these unfortunate events.