Aindrea Emelife

Aindrea Emelife

Aindrea Emelife is a Nigerian-British curator and art historian from London. Aindrea trained as an art historian at the prestigious Courtauld Institute of Art and has quickly gone on to become a ground-breaking new voice in an art world otherwise steeped in tradition. BLACK VENUS, an exhibition curated by Aindrea Emelife for Fotografiska New York that surveys the legacy of Black women in visual culture was received with critical acclaim, and will be touring to MOAD (San Francisco), Somerset House (London).

Aindrea is currently the Curator at Large, Modern and Contemporary at EMOWAA (Edo Museum of West African Art).

Aindrea debuted her first column for the Financial Times aged 20 years old, and has been published widely and internationally, including articles in The Guardian, Vanity Fair, The Telegraph, BBC, GQ, Frieze, The Independent, BBC and ArtNet. She features regularly on podcasts, most recently Intelligence Squared, Talk Art, and The Art Newspaper Podcast and is dedicated to public speaking, usually pertaining to discussions of contemporary art, popularising art history and championing female, black or artists of colour.

In 2021, Aindrea was appointed to the Mayor of London’s Commission for Diversity in the Public Realm, and selected for the Forbes
’30 under 30’ list.

Aindrea’s new book A Brief History of Protest Art (2022) is out now.

Photo Credit: Kemka Ajoku 2023