Kelani Abass (born 1979) studied at the Yaba College of Technology, Lagos, graduating in painting with distinction in 2007. He has won several awards including the Caterina De Medici/3rd Black Heritage 1st Prize in painting in 2010. Kelani has taking part in numerous artist residencies and is attending a residency program at the Headlands Center for the Arts in San-Francisco in October-November 2018. He is a member of the Society of Nigerian Artists.
Recent solo exhibitions include if I could save time at the Centre for Contemporary Art, Lagos (2016), Aso Igba at Art Clip Africa, Lagos (2016), Asiko at the Centre for Contemporary Art, Lagos (2013), Man and Machine at Omenka Gallery, Lagos (2011) and Paradigm Shift at Mydrim Gallery, Lagos (2009).