Gbewonyo has exhibited with galleries and institutions such as; Tafeta Gallery, Bonhams, Gallery 46 Whitechapel, New Ashgate Gallery, Sulger-Buel Lovell Gallery and Artist Project Contemporary Art Fair, Toronto. She has delivered performances for Christie’s, Hogan Lovells LLP, 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 and as part of 1-54 Contemporary African Art Fair’s, Marrakech public programme. 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 (2015), BBFA projects for TEDxEuston, London (2015) and Hogan Lovells LLP in partnership with the Smithsonian National Museum of African Art (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’.
Online and broadsheet press features include; The New York Times, Financial Times, The Independent, Guardian, Vogue (International, Australia, Spain and British) and Nataal magazine.