Live from EXPO Chicago! Kalamazoo Institute of Art Chief Curator, Rahema C Barber and artist, writer, and curator Lola Ayisha Ogbara! We chat all things Michigan and just how Kalamazoo came to be a hot bed of Michigan art and thought. Then we check in with Chicago Local Lola Ayisha Ogbara talks about her work all over EXPO, Billboards, the South Side Community Art Center, St. Louis and Chicago, and the African Diaspora.


EXPO – Chicago

Lola Ayisha Ogbara –

Kalamazoo Institute of Art –

Rehema C. Barber –

South Side Community Art Center –


Image Lola Ayisha Ogbara courtesy LVL3 –

Bubblegum, Bubblegum, 2021, Ceramic stoneware, acrylic varnish, nylon, 30” x 18” x 20” & Hopscotch (A Safe Space to Land), 2022, Stained birch wood, concrete, black tourmaline. 36” x 36” x 8”

Christopher Hudgens