Raqib Bashorun Nigerian, b. 1955

Raqib Bashorun (born 1955) is one of Nigeria‘s most avant garde sculptors. His exemplary career as an artist and teacher is marked by major exhibitions held in the United States and Nigeria. Bashorun holds an MFA in Sculpture with a minor in Drawing (2002), and an M.Ed (Art Education, 1984) from the University of Missouri in Columbia, USA. A retired member of the teaching staff of the Yaba College of Technology, he at various times held several important positions including Principal Lecturer at the School of Art, Design and Printing, Chief Lecturer and Head of the Department of Graphics, (2005-2008). For the past 30 years, Bashorun has focused on issues of waste, recycling, and environmental sustainability, skilfully using found materials which he expertly reproduces as objects of beauty, form and function.