As a visual researcher, Pelumi has been responsible for assembling and leading research projects nationwide.

This includes working with collections of historical value, artists, and artefacts, as well as with institutions and arts organisations. Working with a wide variety of public and private sector organisations, she actively supports the research, acquisition, and presentation of contemporary work by Black artists across various mediums.

Pelumi has specialist knowledge of Black art in Britain, with a particular focus on Black photographic practices of the 20th and 21st centuries, having studied Photography as a specialist practice both in Vienna (Universität für Angewandte Kunst Wien) and at Newcastle University. Pelumi’s academic work has also paid close attention to the study of Black Aesthetics, and the overlap between European colonialism, Western liberalism, and ontologies of blackness within the diaspora.

Alongside a team of experts, Pelumi is currently in the stages of compiling a national database of Black Photographers in Britain, and from Britain, from the 1960s till today.

Currently Reading 

by Paul B. Preciado
Fitzcarraldo Editions, 2021 

A Black Gaze: Artists Changing How We See 
by Tina M. Campt
The MIT Press, 2021

CRUISING THE DEAD RIVER: David Wojnarowicz and New York’s Ruined Waterfront
by Fiona Anderson
The University of Chicago Press, 2019

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Artist talk w/ Mercy Haruna moderated by Pelumi Odubanjo, July 2021,Brighton Photo Fringe

Representation and Resistance, November 2020, Brighton Photo Fringe

Online Discussion, hosted by Pelumi Odubanjo, Erin James, and Flynn McDonnell. Featuring Chelsea Mtada, Richard Mark Rawlins, AFLO. the poet & Priss Nash Poetry.

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Contakt Collective Virtual booklet, 2020

Including essays that explore themes of human capital and sociality in a time of imposed social distancing.

Contakt Collective- Virtual Live Panel Discussion, hosted by Pelumi Odubanjo and Kelly Rappleye, May 2020,

Featuring Safiya Robinson, Begum Basdas, and Christine Pungong.  

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Sara El Harrak w/ Aleisha Lee and Pelumi Odubanjo, April 2020, Netil Radio