Virtual Studio Visit: Tobi Alexandra Falade

  • TobiAFalade_Michelle Leaño

    Tobi Alexandra Falade in her studio, 2019. Credit: Michelle Leaño

Past Event

This event was on Wed 21 April, 5 - 6:30pm

Access Information

Join a virtual studio visit with artist Tobi Alexandra Falade hosted by Whitechapel Gallery’s youth collective, Duchamp & Sons.

Tobi creates paintings, prints and sculptures that explore ideas of home, migration and heritage. Moving from Nigeria to England aged seven, she reflects on her dual Nigerian-British identities by combining imagery from family albums and personal photographs to construct new narratives. She uses the term ‘shadow self’ to represent a version of herself that she imagines has continued living on in Nigeria even after she was physically divorced from her country of origin; her work draws these different worlds together. Tobi is also the co-founder of Platform Black, a community that highlights the work of black creatives.

This event will involve:

  • A conversation with Tobi on her practice, processes, influences, new works, and Platform Black
  • A tour of her studio
  • An opportunity to ask questions


This event is open to young people aged 15 – 24. It is free but booking is required.  

Ticket booking is via Eventbrite. Please use an account or create one after booking as you will need to log into your account to access the Zoom link for the event on the day.

This event will take place on Zoom; attendees will be sent joining instructions ahead of the event. 

Please read our Participation Guidelines before booking. By registering, we expect all attendees to follow the behaviours and guidance set out in the document.

Virtual Studio Visits is a programme curated by Whitechapel Gallery’s youth collective, Duchamp & Sons, inviting artists across the globe to share their creative workspaces and practices. Each visit is framed around a specific theme devised by the group including community, sustainability and the environment, music, wellbeing, identity, and representation. See upcoming visits here

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About Tobi Alexandra Falade

Tobi Alexandra Falade (1995, Nigeria) lives and works in Liverpool and London. She has recently been awarded The SPACE Artists Award (2021), The Very Special Fund, a grant by Hennessy in partnership with gal-dem (2021), Black Girl Fest Creative Fund (2021), Hottinger Prize for Excellence FBA Futures (2020), and The Royal Female School of Art Foundation (RFSA) Final Year Award (2019). Since graduating from Wimbledon College of Art (2019) she has been awarded studio spaces by Art Alive London (2021), The Koppel Project Campus London (2020), and Arts Student Union University of the Arts London (2019).

About Duchamp & Sons

Duchamp & Sons is Whitechapel Gallery’s youth collective. They meet regularly to explore art, curate exhibitions, film, music and performance events at Whitechapel Gallery. Their choice of name combines a reference to the artist Marcel Duchamp and to a shop on Whitechapel High Street, Albert & Son.

Find out more about Duchamp & Sons here.