Sheyi Bankale is the Editor and Founder of Next Level magazine, the essential source for cutting-edge contemporary photographic art. Next Level has become one of Europe’s leading art photography magazines with a dynamic mix of art photography and ideas and has featured a diverse range of some of the world’s most exciting photo artists. It aims to bring awareness and debate to contemporary culture, showcasing and celebrating emerging and established artists, across various disciplines and alongside inspiring, provocative and critical writing.
Sheyi Bankale is also the curator of Next Level Projects a vibrant non-for-profit art organisation positioned to showcase a variety of international contemporary artists from diverse cultural backgrounds. Our quest is to celebrate the excellence and diversity of contemporary art photography, and in so doing, to support both established and emerging artists. We aim to extend their creativity by supporting activities that assist in their development, as well as engaging with new audiences by curating high quality exhibitions.
In addition Sheyi Bankale is a publisher of Next Level books, distributed by Thames & Hudson, one of the international art books leading publishers.
In 2011, Sheyi Bankale was one of the commissioned curators for the European Capital of Culture, Turku, Finland.