PROFILE

Haneefah Adam is a self taught contemporary artist currently living and working in Nigeria. Her work reflects issues of identity, culture and representation. She captures experiences by utilising both traditional and unconventional mediums to tell her stories.

Life Long Percussion: Angels and Muse

On the 27th of January was the official opening of Angels and Muse. Angels and Muse is a creative hub for nurturing and empowering artistic talent. The space offers itself as a support system for expression, productivity and education for the best creative hands and minds in Nigeria and around the world. In line with their…

Currency

To celebrate Nigeria’s independence, the series mirrors the creation of the nation from a melting pot of ideals, cultures, and stories. The hexaptych consists of various naira notes which, through their insertion into scenarios, create a new whole from a fusion of our heritage and the present day . The series aims to create stories…

Her Story

Exhibited at Rele gallery, this is the story of breaking free. Haneefah Adam makes her debut in this exhibition with a female subject and a journey through time. In the beginning, we find her encrusted, searching and still in a process of discovery. From there on is her blooming and freedom; she is observed unravelling…

Alphanumeric Series

When Jay Z released his 14th studio album, 4:44, it birthed this series as I was inspired to create portraits of the artist using the unique play of numbers, 444, and his song titles in one of the portraits. That album was a reminder that people are not just faces. There is a story behind…