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Seyi Adebanjo, MFA, is a Queer Gender-Non-Conforming Nigerian artist who raises awareness around social issues through video, ritual, photography and writing workshops. Seyi's work exists at the intersection of art, imagination, ritual and politics. Seyi serves on Creatives Rebuild New York (CRNY) Think Tank -artist grant programs and was recently awarded a residency with The Laundromat Project. Seyi has also received a Fatales Forward: Trans Stories Fellowship, an NYSCA Individual Artist Grant, a BRIO Award, and is 1 of the 8 Exciting Filmmakers Shaking Up Hollywood according to IndieWire. Seyi was nominated for the 2022 Sundance Uprise Grant Fund and a 2020 Art Matters Fellowship. Seyi’s projects include Honor Black Trans Womxn! a call to center, protect and celebrate Black Trans Womxn and I AM! We Are Here!, which illuminates the vitality, spirit and joy of LGBTQ People of Color in the Bronx. Seyi’s powerful short Justice for Islan Nettles has screened on
PBS Channel 13, at the Brooklyn Museum, and continues to screen globally. Seyi’s award winning documentary Ọya: Something Happened On The Way To West Africa! is screening globally with a speaking tour.
Seyi’s latest project is Afromystic is a lyrical documentary guided by 4 LGBTQ Yorùbá practitioners across the waters of Nigeria, the US, and Brazil reclaiming lost mythologies such as deities who change gender and are born from the love of two womxn.