Kanbi is a London based contemporary African art project launched in 2017 by Adeola Arthur Ayoola. Kanbi endeavours to create opportunities for emerging and established artists on the continent to expand their artistic development in a global connected world. For that reason, collaboration with artists to curate and present their works is a key aspect of Kanbi as well as the promotion and fostering of artistic projects.

Although Adeola’s background is in technology consulting, his interest in contemporary African art stems from his passion for collecting contemporary African art and his personal relationships with artists cultivated over many artists’ studio trips. Through Kanbi, Adeola curates pop-up exhibitions as a platform for the artists to showcase and develop their artistic practice while igniting curiosity in a new audience to engage with and collect contemporary African art.




Adeola Arthur Ayoola