Kunle Adewale is an arts in health practitioner based in Lagos nigeria. He is a graduate of Fine and Applied Arts from Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife, South West Nigeria with specialization in painting and art history. Kunle later proceeded to acquire professional certificates in understanding dementia and arts from University College London (UCL), humanizing healthcare, University of Capetown, South Africa and Psychology and Mental Health, University of Liverpool. He is an Atlantic Fellow for Equity in Brain Health at the Global Brain Health Institute at the University of California San Francisco and Trinity College Dublin.
Kunle is the founder of arts in medicine fellowship in Nigeria, an organization that trains and empower artists and non-artists to collaborate in transforming healthcare experience for patients, caregivers and healthcare providers. He currently leads the largest arts in health network on the continent of Africa.
Kunle is passionate about mental and brain health and his work focuses on therapeutic art projects, with a specific emphasis on improving health and health-related outcomes. Today, he has impacted over 20,000 beneficiaries through his art programmes in Nigeria, other African countries, Asia and the United States.
Kunle’s therapeutic art projects have featured on BBC Africa,Africa54, Voice of America Washington DC, Reuters, Al Jazeera among other international and local media. He’s a recipient of many international awards, Commonwealth Youth Worker UK, World Bank Social Inclusion hero, president Barack Obama Mandela Washington fellowship, Royal African Youth Leadership award and the Kunle Adewale day in the city of Cincinnati Ohio, United States.