Toyin Loye studied Fine Art at Obafemi Awolowo University in Ile Ife. His work has been exhibited in solo and group exhibitions in Nigeria, Senegal, Argentina, Indonesia, Japan, South Korea, United Kingdom, Australia, United States, Germany, Spain, Norway, Belgium and the Netherlands. Toyin was commissioned by FIFA along with Andreas Gursky, Luo Brothers, Markus Lupetz and others to create the official Art Poster for the Germany 2006 World Cup. He lives and works in The Hague, The Netherlands.

2020 ARTX Lagos with Kó Art Space, LAGOS
2020 ARTCO GALLERY in Berlin, Aachen, Cape Town
2020 Position Berlin with ARTCO GALLERY BERLIN
2020 ARTLINE Borken @ OPEN ART GALLERY Borken, Germany
2020 Palm Beach Modern+Contemporary, Florida, USA – Chiefs & Spirits
2020 Art Karlsruhe, Germany – Chiefs & Spirits
2020 AAF Battersea LONDON – Chiefs & Spirits
2019 Los Angeles Art Show , CALIFORNIA – Chiefs & Spirits
2019 Context Art MIAMI – Chiefs & Spirits
2019 Art New York – Chiefs & Spirits
2019 Position Munich, Germany – Chiefs & Spirits
2019 KunstRai, Amsterdam – Chiefs & Spirits
2019 Art Karlsruhe – Chiefs & Spirits
2019 AAF Brussels, London, New York, Hampstead, Hamburg, Amsterdam – Chiefs & Spirits
2018 Palm Beach Modern+Contemporary With Chiefs & Spirits, The Hague
2018 Art Karlsruhe, Germany With Galerie Chiefs & Spirits, The Hague
2016 Scope Basel, Miami With Galerie Chiefs & Spirits
2015 Art The Hague With Galerie Chiefs & Spirits
2015 AAF Maastricht, Amsterdam,Brussels,Hamburg With Galerie Chiefs & Spirits, The Hague
2015 Art Cape Town , 1:54 New York, Jo’burg Art Fair With ARTCO Gallery, Aachen DE
2015 Art Rotterdam With Galerie Chiefs & Spirits, The Hague
2015 Art.Fair Cologne With Galerie Chiefs & Spirits, The Hague
2015 Art Karlsruhe, Germany With Galerie Chiefs & Spirits, The Hague
2015 KunstRai Amsterdam With Galerie Chiefs & Spirits, The Hague
2014 Paper Art Cologne With Galerie Chiefs & Spirits, The Hague
2013 ART2013 Art&Antique Fair Utrecht
2013 Affordable Art Fair Brussel, Hamburg
2013 Artlease, Ede My Story expo
2012 Franck Schlag & Cie Galerie Essen, Germany
2011 Galerie Open Art Borken, Duitsland
2010 Artco Galerie Herzogenrath, Germany
2006 Goethe Institute Madrid, Oslo, Seoul, New York
2006 Conny Dietzschold Gallery Sydney
2006 Galerie Andere Wereld/Katuin Gronigen
2005 Haus der Kultuur der Welt Photo Project, Ueber Beauty, Berlin
Represented by
Galerie Chiefs & Spirits The Hague
Galerie Open Art Borken, Germany
Artco Galerie Herzogenrath, Germany

Book Cover designed by Toyin Loye

“Because I am Involved” by Emeka Odumegwu-Ojukwu – Spectrum Books Ibadan 1989
“Our Children Are Coming” by Chukwuemeka Ike – Spectrum Books Ibadan 1990
“Hopes of the Living Dead by Ola Rotimi – Spectrum Books Ibadan 1988
“Sozaboy” by Ken Saro-Wiwa Dutch Edition – van Gennep Publisher, Amsterdam 1998

International Exchange

2005 Art Dept. University of Kelaniya, Kelaniya, Sri Lanka
2005 Art Dept. University of Kelaniya, Colombo, Sri Lanka
Year Place Type of commission
2006 FIFA Zwitserland World Cup ARTPOSTER Germany 06
2005 CMC Utrecht 12 manden Kalender
2005 Justitia et Pax Den Haag Book cover Millenium Goal
2002 PriceWaterhouseCooper Utrecht Painting
1998 Royal Nederland Kunstcollectie: zeefdruk Utrecht Silk screen edition
1998 OCEN’98 Int.Watercongress Den Haag Zeefdruk edition
1997 WWF, Nederland Amsterdam Calender 1998
1997 Terre des Hommes: kaarten Den Haag Art card
1997 Novib Den Haag Art card
1996 Van Gennep Amsterdam book cover, Ken Saro Wiwa
1996 Amnesty International Amsterdam Art card

work in collection of
Year Collection Place / Country Type of work
2006 AZ Leiden Paintings
2006 FIFA Zwitserland World Cup Art poster
2004 Africa Museum Berg en Dal Painting
2004 FMO Den Haag Series Photo
2004 EnecoNetbeheer Rotterdam series of Paintings
1997 Osaka Art Museum Osaka, Japan Painting


Year Title publication Publisher / writer/Editor, Place Type
2012 Aus Afrika Franck Schlag & Cie Galerie Catalogue
2012 photo Die Welt Article
2011 Afrika und de kunst Dorina Hecht & Gunter Kawik Book
2006 Moving Space Chiefs&Spirits, Den Haag Art book
2006 Europe Africa European Commission, Brussels Group Exposition
2005 Art News ArtNews, America article
2004 Toyin Loye Sentinel Poetry, UK article