Abiodun Akande is a graduate of Fine arts (Painting) from the ObafemiAwolowo University, Ile-Ife. He obtained a Ph.D. from the Institute of African Studies, University of Ibadan, Nigeria. In 2013, he was awarded a scholarship to participate in “Image and Word”, the 4th International graduate symposium of Art History, at the University of Peking, China. He is also an awardee of the 1st Basel Summer School in African Studies on 'Interdisciplinarity and Methodological Challenges in Area Studies' at the University of Basel, Switzerland. Akande is a two-time recipient of the Getty Foundation sponsorships to the CAA conferences at Washington D.C. in 2016 and New York City in 2017. Akande is a senior lecturer who teaches painting and Art History at the Department of Creative Arts, University of Lagos, Nigeria.