Gbewonyo has exhibited with galleries and institutions such as; Gallerie delle Prigoni (Treviso, Italy), Royal Academy of Arts, FRAC Nouvelle-Aquitaine MÉCA (Bordeaux, France), Saatchi Gallery, Tafeta Gallery, Bonhams and Artist Project Contemporary Art Fair, Toronto. She has delivered performances for Two Temple Place, Christie’s, Henry Moore Institute, Leeds, for Arts Territory’s Palace of Ritual which formed part of the 58th edition of Venice Biennale’s opening week collateral programme, as part of the 2020 public programme for 1-54 Contemporary African Art Fair, Marrakech and most recently a livestream performance activating Lynette Yiadom-Boakye’s exhibition, Fly in League with the Night for Tate Britain. Her collaborative commissioned artwork exploring empire, slavery, colonisation and the tea trade recently closed at the Ashmolean Museum, Oxford.
Gbewonyo’s curatorial work is dedicated to highlighting artists from Africa and its diaspora. Exhibitions include the African and African-Caribbean Design Diaspora Festival at the Bargehouse OXO Tower, London (co-curated with Abi Wright, 2015), BBFA projects for TEDxEuston, London (2015) and Hogan Lovells LL in partnership with the Smithsonian National Museum of African Art and co-curated with SMO Contemporary (2019), the Arts Council funded Ghanaian cross-cultural exchange project/ exhibition, ‘DISPERSED’, Accra (2017) and the Crossroads exhibition delivered for Black Shade Projects at Ozwald Boateng’s Mayfair concept store (2019).
Passionate about elevating black women artists, Gbewonyo is the founder of the Black British Female Artist (BBFA) Collective. The Collective serves as a platform to support emerging black women artists build sustainable careers whilst working to advocate for more inclusivity in the British arts landscape.
Gbewonyo is also a writer and public speaker. She has delivered talks with the likes of the Royal Academy of Arts (2020), British High Commission Nigeria (2019), Goldsmiths University (2019), Leeds University (2018), adidas USA (2018), Oxford University (2018), UAL London College of Fashion (2017/18) and Kuenyehia Art Prize, Ghana (2017). Her thought pieces can be found in international art publication, ‘Something We Africans Got’.
Press features include; Roundtable Journal, Le Courrier De L’Atlas, Beaux Arts, Harper’s Bazaar, The New York Times, Financial Times, The Independent, Guardian, Vogue (International, Australia, Spain and British) and Nataal magazine.