Amani Olu
Founder of Olu & Company
Dubbed the “King of multi-tasking” by Anthony Haden-Guest in The Art Newspaper, Amani Olu is a serial entrepreneur with a strong background in exhibition making and art writing. He is the co-founder of Humble Arts Foundation, a 501c3 that began to support and promote new art photography in 2005. From 2008 to 2012, he curated numerous exhibitions of contemporary photography, and spearheaded the four-part series Young Curators, New Ideas. In 2011 he joined Nadine Johnson & Associates as an art publicist for clients such as the Brant Foundation Art Study Center, Marlborough Chelsea, and the Dallas Art Fair. Eighteen months later, he was named managing editor of Whitewall, having previously contributed articles on artists William Eggleston, Zoe Crosher, Elad Lassry, and Rashaad Newsome. He left to establish Olu & Company, a marketing and business consultancy for individuals, businesses and organizations in the arts. Amani makes art under the name "Scott Avery,” and is currently developing IMG SRVR, a visual cloud storage service for creative industries.
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Amani Olu
CEO, Olu & Company and IMG SRVR; Founding Director, Detroit Art Week
Dubbed the “King of multi-tasking” by Anthony Haden-Guest in The Art Newspaper, Amani Olu is the founder of Olu & Company; co-founder of Detroit Art Week, a five-day festival celebrating contemporary art in the city; and founder of IMG SRVR, an all-in-one visual media center designed to help creative professionals collect, organize, and share information with ease and elegance. Previously, as an independent curator and arts writer, Olu organized over 40 exhibitions, co-authored Humble Art Foundation’s The Collector’s Guide to New Art Photography Vol. 1 and 2, launched his ground-breaking Young Curators, New Ideas exhibition series, wrote about numerous artists, and launched the digital version of Whitewall, a premiere luxury and arts publication. Recently, as part of the inaugural edition of Detroit Art Week, Olu organized the exhibition Rhythm, Repetition, and Vocab at the Detroit Institute of Arts.