Publications

  1. Layiwola Peju (2017). Transcultural Conversations: American Art and Nigerian Art in Dialogue, NKA Journalof Contemporary African Art-41, November, NKA Publications, NY, Pp.140- 152.
  2. Layiwola Peju ((2014). Making Meaning from a Fragmented Past: 1897 and the Creative Process, Disturbing Pasts: Memories, controversies and Creativity, Open Arts Journal, The Open University UK, Ed. Leon Wainwright, Summer Issue 3, Pp.86-96.
  3. Layiwola, Peju  (2014). A Walk through the Hearth, Mandela: Tributes to a Global Icon.  Ed. Toyin Falola, Carolina Academic Press, Durham, North Carolina.  Pp. 288-289.
  4. Layiwola Peju ((2013). Dele Jegede and His Enduring Legacy at the University of Lagos, Parodies of a Nation: Nigeria and the Art of Dele Jegede, Eds. Aderonke Adesola Adesanya and Toyin Falola, Africa World Press, USA. Pp.369-378.
  5. Layiwola Peju (2013). ‘From Footnote to Main Text: Re/Framing Women Artists from Nigeria’ in Africa and Its Diaspora in Africa and Its Diasporas, N.Paradoxa: International Feminist Art Journal, Ed Katy Deepwell, KT Press UK and Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, New York, Vol.31, Pp.78-87.
  6. Layiwola Peju (2010). ‘Lace Culture and the Art of Dressing Well in Nigeria’, African Lace: A History of Trade, Creativity and Fashion in Nigeria, Eds. Barbara Plankensteiner and Mayo Adediran, Museum of Ethnology, Vienna (Museum fur Volkerkunde,), National Commission for Museums and Monuments, Nigeria, Snoeck Publishers, Rudy Vecruysse, Ghent, Pp. 167-180.
  7. Layiwola, Adepeju (2007). ‘Benin Massacre; Memories and Experiences’, Benin Kings and Rituals, Court Arts from Nigeria, Museum of Ethnology, Vienna (Museum fur Volkerkunde Wien), Museum Qua Branly (Paris), Ethnologishes Staatliche Museen zu Berlin and the Art Institute Chicago, Ed. Barbara Plankensteiner, Snoeck Publishers, Rudy Vecruysse, Ghent, Pp.83-90.
  8. Layiwola Peju (2006). ‘Tangible Heritage in Nigeria, ‘Nigeria: Cultural and Natural Heritage, A Unesco World Heritage publication, Ed. Rafael Valencia, Librose, Copernic, Viking, Barcelona, Spain. Pp. 280-305.
  9. Layiwola, Peju (1997). ‘Gender Tempered Through Metal: Women in Bronze Casting in Benin, Nigeria’ in Writing African Women: Gender, Popular Culture and Literature in West Layiwola, Peju (2016). ‘Art at the Heart of Giving:  Bruce Onobrakpeya and the Harmattan Workshop in Retrospect, Onobrakpeya and the Harmattan Workshop, SMO Contemporary, (September 16-December 16, 2016), Lagos Court of Arbitration, Lagos.
  10. Layiwola, Peju (2015). ‘Whose Centenary? Public Art Project as an Expression of Colonial Memory’ Nigeria Field Society Journal, 85th Anniversary, No 80, Pp. 51-68.
  11.  Layiwola, Peju  (2015). ‘Ben Enwonwu’s The Risen Christ as a Religious Icon at the University Of Ibadan’ The City State of Ibadan: Text and Context Ed. Dele Layiwola, A publication of the Institute of African Studies, University of Ibadan in collaboration with Bookbuilders (Editions Africa), Ibadan. Pp.169-176.
  12. Layiwola, Peju (2015). Walker and the Restitution of Two Benin Bronzes, Eyo Journal of the Arts and Humanities, Maiden Edition, Department of Creative Arts, University of Lagos. Ed. Peju Layiwola. Pp 175-185.
  13. Layiwola Peju (2014). Clad in Gold: The Art of the Jewel Smith in Ibadan: African Notes, vol 33, No. 1&2, Journal of the Institute of African Studies, University of Ibadan, Nigeria. Pp. 18-26.
  14. Layiwola Peju ((2012). ‘Welding the Lethal to the Unusual: Olu Amoda and the Art of Metal Assemblage’, Cequel: Shattering the Barriers of Artistic Conventions, Ed.  Ohioma Ifuonu Pogoson, Institute of African Studies, University of Ibadan, Ibadan. Pp. 112-123.
  15. Layiwola Peju (2010). ‘Resurrecting the Disappeared: A Recontextualisation of 1897’, Benin 1897.com: Art and the Restitution Question, Eds. Peju Layiwola and Sola Olorunyomi, Wy Art Editions, Ibadan, Pp.1-12  *Reviewed on H-Net net list serve of worldwide  African and Africanist scholars.  Review by Joseph Nevadomsky ‘The Art of Benin Repatriation and the Reparation of Benin Art’, H-Net reviews, October 2010. My major contribution to art scholarship that defines the trajectory of my art practice and research in the last ten years.  This also includes a catalogue of my solo exhibition held in Lagos and Ibadan. Pp. 109-316. 
  16. Layiwola Peju (2010). ‘The Visual Arts of Nigeria and the Global Encounter’, International Art Expo, National Gallery of Arts, Abuja, Pp. 188-244.
  17. Layiwola Peju (2009). Calabashes as Receptacles of Traditional Medicine and Repositories of Culture Amongst the Yoruba People Of Southwestern Nigeria.’ in A Textbook of Medicinal Plants In Nigeria, Ed. Tolu Odugbemi, University of Lagos Press, Lagos.  Pp 81 – 92.
  18. Layiwola Peju (2009). New Forms of Commemoration; Royal Textiles of Benin, The Nigerian Field, Vol. 74, 1 and 2, Pp.5-19.
  19. Layiwola Peju (2009). The Restitution of Cultural Artefacts:  The Case of Benin, a Case for Nigeria, Journal of Environment and Culture, Department of Archeology and Anthropology, University of Ibadan, Ed. O.B.Lawuyi, Volume 6, 1 and 2, Pp.33-43.
  20. Layiwola, Peju (2009). ‘The Transformative and the Crosscultural Nature of Onobrakpeya’s Jewelry’, Jewels of Nomadic Images, Ovuomaroro Gallery, Lagos, Pp. 21-33.
  21. Layiwola Peju (2008). ‘Reviewing the Curriculum of Creative Arts in Nigerian Universities’, Art Monitor, Journal of the Department of Creative Arts, Tai Solarin University of Education. Pp. 19-27.
  22. Layiwola, Peju and Biayere, Kunle (2007). 'The Politics of Memory in the Dramatic Space: Two Distant Views of Ovonramwen N’ogbaisi’ in Revisiting History Through the Arts, Ed. Peju Layiwola, National Gallery of Arts, Abuja, Pp. 84-97.
  23. Layiwola Peju (2007). ‘The Women in My Life: Re (presenting) The Image of Women in the Paintings of Joe Musa’, Joe Musa Recent Works, A publication of the National Gallery of Arts, Pp.108-111.
  24. Layiwola Peju (2007). ‘Nigerian Artists Reinterpreting Hellenic Images’ in Hellenic Images and Fifty-Four Nigerian Masters in Translation, the Embassy of Greece in Nigeria , Society of Nigerian Artists, Pp. 8-16.
  25. Layiwola Adepeju (2005). Depicting Illusion as Reality; the Role of the Visual Designer in the Development of Theatre Practice in Nigeria, Sonta Journal, Ed. Duro Oni Vol 8, Nos 1, Pp.105- 112.
  26. Layiwola Peju (2005). ‘Continuity and Change in Benin Brass Casting’ Revue Quest Africaine d’ Archeologie, Ed. Sowunmi et al. West African Archeological Association (WAJA), Vol. 35, 1 and 2, Pp.89-104.
  27. Layiwola Peju (2003). ‘Gnosis and the Transmission of Artistic Knowledge: the Example of the Brass Casters’ Guild in Benin’, Modern History of Visual Arts in Southern Nigeria, Ed. Laurent Fourchard, French Institute for Research in Africa (IFRA) Monograph Series, Ibadan, Pp.45-53.
  28. Layiwola, Peju (2002). ‘Metal Casting as a Sculpture Tradition in Contemporary Nigeria: An Overview’ in Agbarha-Otor 2002, Rhythms of the Forge, Ovuomaroro Gallery, Lagos. Pp.23-28.
  29. Layiwola, Peju (2001). Africa and Her Diaspora: Three Female Artists in Contemporary Perspective’, Nigerian Art Reflections, Journal of the Society of Nigerian Artists, Ed. Ayo Elebute, Vol. 1, Pp. 87-94.
  30. Peju Layiwola (2007). An Art School of First Choice has emerged in The Book of Evolution; An Exhibition Brochure of the Graduating Class of 2007, Visual Arts, Department of Creative Arts, Faculty of Arts, University of Lagos.  P.7-15.
  31.  Peju Layiwola (2007). From the Sixth to the Seventh, Still Forging on in Articulation: An Exhibition brochure of the graduating class of 2007/2008, Visual Arts, Department of Creative Arts, Faculty of Arts, University of Lagos.  Monday 17th October-Friday, 5th November 2008, Main Auditorium Foyer, University of Lagos. P.8-12.
  32. Layiwola, Peju. ‘Festivals and the Sustenance of a Collective Memory’, Book review article. A calendar of Traditional Nigerian Festivals by Frank Aig-Imuokhuede, Eyo Journal, 20, Vol 2.

Apart from my publications, a number of critical essays have engaged my art as well as the trajectory of my art scholarship over time.  A few of these are listed below

  1. Antawan Bryan (2014) ‘Peju Layiwola’, Art Cities of the Future: 21st Century Avant-Gardes, Phaidon Press, London Pp.178-179.
  2. Barbara Winston Blackmun (2013) Contemporary Contradictions: Bronzecasting in the Edo Kingdom of Benin’, A Companion to Modern African Art.  First Edition, Eds. Gitti Salami and Monica Blackmun Visona, John Wiley Blackwell and Sons, Inc. Pp.389-407.
  3.  Freida High (2010) Benin1897.com: ‘Peju Layiwola’s Metamonument’, Benin 1897.com: Art and the Restitution Question, Eds. Peju Layiwola and Sola Olorunyomi, Wy Art Editions, Ibadan, Pp.1-12  Pp15-40
Tobenna Okwuosa (2017) Peju Layiwola’s Art: An Engagement with Benin History and the 1897 Tragedy in  The Art of Nigerian Women, Ben Bosah Books, USA. Pp. 278-28.