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Shobukonla Kehinde Hassan Dr., Department of Fine and Applied Art

Area(s) of Specialization/Research Interests

Visual Arts (Graphic Design)

Profile

Dr Kehinde Shobukonla is a Nigerian graphic artist with over twenty years of experience. He is an artist webmaster who has personally designed, developed and managed some marketing campaigns for web-based start-ups and successful online launches for various clients. Graduated from the University of Benin, Nigeria with a Bachelor of Art (Education) Fine and Applied Arts, MFA in Advertising and PhD Visual Arts (Graphic Design) degrees. His PhD research focus was on Academic Digital Archive for Visual Arts coined ADAVA and available on Google Playstore as an android app. Featured extensively in solo and group art exhibitions, taught Fine Art in different secondary schools and worked in various creative design and ICT departments. His creative passion and distinction have earned him various awards, honours, recognitions and nominations in graphic design, creative arts and exceptional leadership roles. He is a Fellow of the Institute of Policy Management Development (FIPMD) and Fellow, Society of Nigerian Artists (fsna), General Secretary of SNA Edo Chapter, Public Relation Officer of AGPA and Board Member/Website Editor of ACASA. Shobukonla was a member of staff at the Department of Fine and Applied Arts, University of Benin, Benin City between 2012 and 2022. Currently, he is on the staff's list and Ag. Head, Department of Fine and Applied Arts, Mountain Top University, Ogun State. He is happily married to Elizabeth Dooshima and they are blessed with two girls and two boys.

Academic Credentials

PhD Visual Arts (Graphic Design), 2021 MFA. Advertising, 2012 BA (Ed) Fine and Applied Arts, 2000 Multimedia (Web Design), 2005 MUSON Grade Two, 1997 MUSON Grade Three, 1997 NCE Technical (Fine and Applied Arts), 1996

Professional Association

(1) Board Member/Website Editor, Arts Council of the African Studies Association (ACASA), Chicago. (2) Fellow, Society of Nigerian Artists (fsna). (3) Fellow, Institute of Policy Management Development (fipmd). (4) Chairman, Society of Nigerian Artists (SNA), Edo Chapter. (5) P.R.O., Art Galleries & Promoters Association, (AGPA).

Publications

1 Shobukonla, K.H. “Revisiting the Website of Department of Fine and Applied Arts, University of Benin, as an Online Advertising Strategy”. A thesis written in the Department of Fine and Applied Arts, Faculty of Arts, University of Benin, Benin City, in partial fulfilment of the requirements for the award of the degree of Master of Fine Art in Advertising, 12th May 2012.
2 Ogene, J. and Shobukonla, K.H. “Web Design as Part of Graphics Curriculum in Departments of Fine and Applied Arts in Nigeria”. Journal of Society of Nigerian Artists (JSNA). Rivers/Bayelsa State. Vol. 5 No. 1, 2012, pp 99-105.
3 Shobukonla, K.H. “Enhancing Creative Process through ICT”. Bridging the Gap in Teaching and Learning using ICT Infrastructures/Solutions, 1st Uniben ICT Conference, University of Benin, Benin City, May 9th – 13th, 2016.
4 Kehinde Shobukonla. “Photography is Serious Business”. Art Alive, The Nigerian Observer, 5th September, 2016, pp 18.
5 Olakunle, O.I. and Shobukonla, K.H. “Knitwear Design as Part of Textile Design Curriculum in Departments of Fine and Applied Arts in Nigeria”. University of Benin 3rd Annual Research Conference Book of Proceedings, 2018, pp 486–487.
6 Shobukonla, H.K. “Eco-signage Initiative of Disposed Plastic Materials: A Graphic Artist Approach to Environmental Waste Management”. University of Benin 3rd Annual Research Conference Book of Proceedings, 2018, pp 488–489.
7 Shobukonla. K.H. and Oje, E.A. “Imperative for the Design and Development of a Visual Art E-Library”. Society of Nigerian Artists Journal of Research Papers (SJRP), Vol. 2 No.1, 2019, pp 18–22.
8 Shobukonla, K.H. “Design and Development of Academic Digital Archive for Visual Arts (ADAVA)”. Questioning the Archive and Decolonization Post-2020 Workshop. An AHRC Funded Project, Bournemouth University, UK. 3rd December 2020.
9 Shobukonla, K.H. “Emergence of Web Art Education and Virtual Studio Enterprise during the Lockdown”. The Art and Politics of COVID-19 Virtual Conference. An AHRC Funded Project, Bournemouth University, UK. 27th and 28th July 2020.
10 Shobukonla, K.H. “Design and Development of Academic Digital Archive and Records for the Department of Fine and Applied Arts, University of Benin, Nigeria”. A thesis written in the Department of Fine and Applied Arts, Faculty of Arts, University of Benin, Benin City, in partial fulfilment of the requirements for the award of the degree of Doctor of Philosophy (PhD Visual Arts) in Graphic Design, 23rd March 2020.
11 Shobukonla, K.H. “Visual Culture Literacy through Photographs: Theories, Techniques and Technologies from John Ogene’s Archive”. 18th ACASA Triennial Conference, June 16th – 20th, 2021, Chicago.
12 Shobukonla, K.H. “Overview of Digital Visual Art and Design Education in African Tertiary Institutions: The Nigerian Scenario”. Digital Design Conference, University of Nairobi, Kenya. 10 – 11 February, 2022.