I Matter

I Matter

Olu Taiwo took part in the Babylon Young Curators Programme in 2020/21; a year-long professional development opportunity for young people aged 18 – 25. As a Babylon Young Curator, Olu presented an exhibition called ‘I Matter’ at Babylon Gallery in Ely, from 28 May – 13 June 2021.

The exhibition has gone on to tour at Peterborough Museum & Art Gallery in September to November 2021, and will be visiting Wells Maltings in March 2022. 


Curated by Babylon Young Curator Olu Taiwo, the exhibition was formed of work created by artists from Black, Asian and minority ethnic backgrounds and communities. Their work responds to the powerful declaration, ‘I Matter’ and its recent complex iterations. 

Following an open call in summer 2020, Olu selected 15 artists to showcase their work:

All 15 of the artists featured in a series of three artists' panels interviewed by Olu, in which they discussed their artworks, training and the reasons behind the curation and selection. 

Due to the large number of artist submissions, Olu also decided to host an online exhibition of a wider selection of work by the artists who applied. This online exhibition features on the Babylon ARTS’ website, running alongside the I Matter exhibition from Friday 28th May until Friday 31st December 2021. View the online exhibition here.

If you weren't able to visit in person, you can see our virtual tour here or click on the images below:

I Matter - Virtual Tour Flooplan I Matter - Virtual Tour Floorplan


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