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Curriculum Vitae                                                                                             Adéwálé Solomon Adénlé 

                                                                                                                                       Email: (504) 638 1143 








Ph.D. (Currently ABD. Degree expected in May 2023)                             

Arts Administration, Education & Cultural Policy

The Ohio State University, Columbus, OH



M.F.A., Studio Art

Specialization: Painting and Drawing

Miami University, Oxford, OH



M.A., Museum Studies

Southern University at New Orleans, LA


H.N.D/O.N.D. (B.F.A. Equivalent), Painting and Drawing

Yaba College of Technology, Yaba, Lagos, Nigeria


2022 – present

Graduate Teaching Associate, Department of Philosophy, The Ohio State University, Columbus, OH

- Philosophy 2450_Introduction to the Philosophy of Art

2019 – present

Instructor of Record (Graduate Teaching Associate), Department of Arts Administration, Education, and Policy,

The Ohio State University, OH.

- Teaching: ArtEduc.1600_Art and Music since 1945 (Art and Music after World War II)


2016 - 2019

Educator K-12, Broward County Public Schools, Fort-Lauderdale, FL        

- Taught: Visual Art



Instructor, Department of Art, Appalachian State University, Boone, NC

- Taught: Contemporary Issues in Advanced Drawing, Painting1-103, and Painting 1-101


2012 - 2014

Visiting Assistant Professor in Painting and Drawing, (Full-Time), Department of Art, Texas Tech University, Lubbock, TX

- Taught: Intermediate Painting, Advanced Painting, Drawing I/II, Advanced Problem in Color Theory/Application, Advanced Problems in Experimental Drawing (Independent Studies)

- Introduced: Figure Painting to the school curriculum and taught it at the Intermediate Painting level

- Provided sessions of critique to 9 M.F.A students as part of the Visiting Assistant Professor’s duties                                              


2010 - 2012

Instructor of Record/Graduate Assistant, Department of Art, Miami University, Oxford, OH

- Taught: Drawing 1 and Painting 1/Graduate Assistant in Painting and Art History


2004 - 2005

Talented in Visual Art Educator K-12, (Special Education program), Orleans Parish School System, New Orleans, LA.

From May 2004 - August 2005



2022 - Present

Painting/Drawing Instructor and Community Engagement Associate, OSU-Urban Arts Center, Columbus, OH


2016 - 2019

Artist-in-Residence/Art Workshop Instructor, Bailey Contemporary Arts, Pompano Beach, FL 

Curator, Art exhibition marking, Nigeria’s 55th Independence. Theme: Nigeria-Imaging a Nation of Possibilities (Oct. 1-15, 2015) and Nigeria’s 56th Independence. (Oct. 3-10, 2016).


2015 - 2016

Curator, Art exhibition marking, Nigeria’s 55th Independence. Theme: Nigeria-Imaging a Nation of Possibilities (Oct. 1-15, 2015) and Nigeria’s 56th Independence. (Oct. 3-10, 2016).

Miami Dade County/Nigerian American Foundation, Miami, FL.

Artist-in-Residence/Art Workshop Instructor, Bailey Contemporary Arts, Pompano Beach, FL 

2016 & 2017

Member of Selection Panel, Columbus College of Art and Design Art Fair, Columbus, OH                                                                                



African Theater/Production Design Associate, Rachel Finley’s Theater Design Production, Miami, FL. Assistant set designer for plays: Piano Lesson (Mar. 2016), North Miami Senior High School, FL and I Know What I Am, Not What You Call Me (Nov. 2016), African Heritage Cultural Arts Center, Miami, FL

2015 - 2019

Studio Artist, Artdewale Studio, Pompano Beach, FL    


2010 - 2012

Gallery and Engagement Assistant, Hiestand Galleries, Department of Art, Miami University, Oxford, OH



Collection/Education Assistant, Louisiana State Museum, New Orleans, LA. I assisted Dr. Tony Lewis (Museum Curator) and Mr. Greg Lambousy (Director) in the Collections and Education Department.

2008 - 2009

Collection Assistant, Bertrand African Art Collections at the Center for African and African American Studies, Southern University at New Orleans, LA.


2004 - 2007

Freelance Illustrator/Cartoonist, Black Enterprise Magazine, NY

2003 - 2004

Freelance Illustrator/Editorial Cartoonist, Washington Nigerian Times, Baltimore, MD


Artist/Gallery Assistant, Nicole Gallery, Chicago, IL                                                                                    

2002 - 2004

Painting Assistant, WON Murals Inc., New Orleans, LA. Wall mural for the 194ft x 68ft Philadelphia International Airport, Pennsylvania, and for the 36ft mural for Aurora Community Center, CO                                                                               

2000 - 2002

Art and Editorial Cartoon Editor, This Day Newspapers, Lagos, Nigeria. Edited and drew daily editorial cartoons on Nigeria’s socio-political issues                                                                                                                     

2000 & 2002

Teaching Consultant/Resource Person, Cartoonists Rights’ Network, VA. Facilitator & instructor at Freedom Forum and U.S. State Department workshops for African cartoonists in Douala, Cameroon                                

1996 - 1999

Art/Editorial Cartoon Editor, The Post Express Newspapers, Lagos, Nigeria. Drew and edited daily editorial cartoons on socio-political issues

1995 - 1996

Deputy Art Editor, TNT (Today’s News Today) Newspapers, Lagos, Nigeria

1987 - 1993

Editorial Illustrator and Cartoonist, The Daily Times, Lagos, Nigeria

1990 - 2001

Freelance Cover Illustrator/Cartoonist, New African Magazine, London, U.K.


2021 (May)-  Orality, Paintings & drawings contextualizing Yorùbá oral history and proverbs, at Art-Pantheon Gallery, Lekki, Lagos, Nigeria 

2018 (Jan.)-  Rice, Beans, and Gumbo, Paintings & drawings on Black History at Ali Cultural Arts Center, Pompano Beach, FL

2017 (Aug.)- Forms of Inflammation, Paintings & drawings, at Art Village Gallery, Memphis, TN

2014 (Jan.)-  Critical Message, Exhibition of drawings and political cartoons, at Studio Gallery, Texas Tech University, Lubbock, TX

2013 (Mar.)-  Infiltrations, Exhibition of paintings & drawings, at Downtown Satellite Gallery, Lubbock, TX                   

2012 (Apr.)-  Pipe Dreams and Realities: Deconstructing Dualities in Nigeria’s Socio-Political Construct, M.F.A. Thesis Exhibition, at Heistand Galleries, Miami University, Oxford, OH

2010 (Jul.)-  Get in the Know Nola II, Exhibition of paintings & drawings, at J. W. Marriott Hotel, New Orleans, LA                                             2009 (Jun.)- Rhapsody of a Tribal-man, Exhibition of paintings & drawings on Yorùbá traditional and spiritual art, at the Singletary African-American Museum and Gallery, Portsmouth, VA



2019 (Oct.)- Assemblage, The Ohio State University Urban Arts Space, Columbus, OH. Curator: Dr. Dana Kletchka

2019 (Apr.)- Penta, Bailey Contemporary Arts, Pompano Beach, FL. Curator: Dr. Juliana Forero

2019 (Jan.)- Njia Yetu (Swahilli for Our Paths), Miramar Cultural Center, Miramar, FL. Curator: Byron Swart

2018 (Sep.)- Unearthed, Bailey Contemporary Arts, Pompano Beach, FL. Curator: Dr. Juliana Forero

2018 (Aug.)- What’s Your Elephant? 1310 Gallery, Fort Lauderdale, FL. Curator: Nikki Lopez

2018 (Jan.)- Afrique, Pompano Beach Cultural Arts Center, Pompano Beach, FL. Curator: Byron Swart

2017 (Dec.)- Art Basel, (Bailey Contemporary Arts at Superfine section), Miami Beach, FL.

2017 (Jul.)- Artists-in-Residence Exhibition, Bailey Contemporary Arts, Pompano Beach, FL

2016 (May)- Magnitude, Lomardin Gallery, Silver Spring, MD

2015 (Aug.)- Lagniappe-Imaging New Orleans in a Post-Katrina World, Stella Jones Gallery, New Orleans, LA. Curator: Dr. Mora Beauchamp-Byrd

2014 (Feb.)- East Meets West—Contemporary African Arts, Stella Jones Gallery, New Orleans, LA

2013 (Sep.)- Annual Faculty Exhibition, Department of Art, Texas Tech University, Lubbock, TX

2013 (Jan.)- Annual Faculty/Alumni Exhibition, Museum of Art, Miami University, Oxford, OH. Jurors: Roy Johnston, Anita Douthat

2012 (Oct.)-  National Conference of Artist, New Orleans Chapter, 21st Anniversary Exhibition, Southern University

                    (Frank Hayden Hall Arts Gallery), Baton Rouge, LA (Oct. 9-Nov. 15)

2012 (Jun.)-  SOS Art Exhibition, juried exhibition at the Art Academy of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, OH (Jun. 1-10). Juror: Saad Ghosn

                -  OH +5, juried exhibition at the Dairy Barn Arts Center, Athens, OH (Jan. 13- Mar. 10). Jurors: Dustin Farnsworth, Dennis Savage, Art Werger

                -  Group Exhibition, National Conference of Artists, at the New Orleans African American Museum, LA. Jurors: Charlie Johnson, Jon Hankins.

2009                         Funders Juried Exhibition at Ashe Cultural Arts Center/ Hilton Hotel, New Orleans, LA (Oct.)

                               Juror: Ron Bechet, Xavier University, LA

                                National Conference of Artists, 50th Anniversary Exhibition, New Orleans, LA

2007                        Tangipahoa African American Museum (Inaugural Exhibition), Hammond, LA  (Feb.1- Apr. 30.)

2006                        National Press Club, annual exhibition and auction, Washington DC, (Oct. 18.)

                               Art from the Gulf, Pyramid Atlantic Art Center, Silver Spring, MD, (May-Jun.) Juror: Steve Prince   

                               Crescent City Art Show Hammond House Gallery, Atlanta, GA  (Apr. 6- 30.) Juror: Kevin Sipp

                               Dream Revered, Temple Gallery, (DeKalb Arts Council), Decatur, GA

2005                        Southern Journey, Stella Jones Gallery, New Orleans, LA (Jun.)

2004                        2nd National Arts Program (Exhibition), City Hall, New Orleans, LA (Dec.)   

                               They Drew What? Paintings and Political Satires by Adewale Adenle and John Slade at Ashe Cultural Arts Center,

                                New Orleans, LA (Mar. 6- Apr. 2.)

                                1st Annual Treasures of Treme Home Tour Exhibition, Organized by The

                                New Orleans African American Museum (Oct.) Juror: Richard Thomas.

                                4th Annual Satchmo Art Show, Crescent City Brew House, New Orleans, LA

                                National Conference of Artists Exhibition, NCA, Pamoja Art Center, Shreveport, LA (Jun.)

                                Chicago welcomes Lagos, Nicole Gallery, Chicago, IL (Jun.) 

                                Chevron/Texaco Black History Month Invitational art exhibition, (Feb.)

                                NCA, 7th Dr. M.L. King Jr. exhibition at The African American Museum, New Orleans, LA (Jan.)                                                      

2003                         National Press Club, annual exhibition and auction, Washington DC (Oct.)

                                Exhibition of gallery artists, Nicole Gallery, Chicago, IL (June)                               

2002                        The Ramiz Gokce Special Exhibition of Caricatures, Cyprus (Nov.)

                                National Press Club annual exhibition, Washington DC (Oct.)

                                29th Salao D'Humor D'Piracicaba, Brazil (Jul.)

                                'Democratic Satire' Exhibition of Political Cartoons on Democratic Transition, Lagos. Nigeria (Mar.)

2001                         Political Cartoons Exhibition, Freedom Forum /CRN, Douala, Cameroon (Jun.)

1999                         Art Exhibition, Rotaract District 9110, Inter-Cultural Festival, Lagos, Nigeria (Feb.)

1998                         Inside Out, Exhibition of 12 Artists, Contact Point, Lagos, Nigeria

1995                         Thoughts Alive, 2-Man Exhibition of paintings and drawings (Adewale Adenle and Kayode Ekeolere),

                                National Museum, Lagos, Nigeria (Apr.)

1994                         Visual Feast, Exhibition of paintings, Johet Communications, Lagos, Nigeria

                                Unity Through Art, Juried exhibition of 12 artists, Guinness PLC., Lagos, Nigeria

1993                         After the Rape, an exhibition of paintings for the reparation movement, Abuja, Nigeria (Jun.)

1991                         The Way We Are, Academy Press show, National Arts Theatre, Lagos, Nigeria (Oct.) 

                                Young Master Art Trust (YMAT) salon, Sonuga's residence, Lagos, Nigeria 

1990                         Positive Steps, YMAT exhibition, Quenelle, Lagos, Nigeria

                                YMAT exhibition, Ashbee Furniture, Allen Avenue, Lagos, Nigeria

                                Art/Design Student Association, Yaba College of Technology, annual show

                                Italia 90 Cartoon Festival, Rome    

                                Cartoon Exhibition, to commemorate the 990th anniversary of the founding of the Hungarian State Budapest, Hungary

                                Rural Transformation, Academy Press exhibition of national juried artists



2009- 2010

The Congo Square & Bamboula Dance. An 8ft. x 13ft. cast-bronze sculpture depicting the African origin of American music/jazz. It captures the 18th-Century New Orleans enslaved Africans making music and dancing on Sundays. The sculpture is currently located in Louis Armstrong Park, New Orleans, LA. Grant was from the Edward Wisner Foundation and the city of New Orleans, LA


2006- 2007

Colors and Contours of Blackness. Three murals commissioned by the Tangipahoa African American Art and History Museum, Hammond, LA for its permanent collection. The three murals (6ft. x 8ft. each), feature significant contributions of Africans and African Americans to the development of American music, science, and the emancipation of historically marginalized societies.



14 murals commissioned by Ashe Cultural Arts Center, New Orleans. As the contracted artist and manager for this project, I led 17 volunteers from Timberland, Boston to paint murals (completed in 2 days) on the I-10 bridge-columns, as part of efforts at revitalizing the city of New Orleans after the devastating effect of Hurricane Katrina in 2005.




Bryan Ortiz. Adewale Adenle. In Proximity [Exhibition catalogue]. Department of Art 2021 MFA Thesis Exhibition. Columbus, OH: The Ohio State University


Imagining the Not-Museum Power, Pleasure, and Radical Museological Community. Carlisle Kletchka, D., Adénlé, A. S., Thacker Cregg, S., Freeman, A., Johnson, D., Wanttie, M., Ward, L. In Journal of Cultural Research in Art Education, 37, 56-73  


Mixed Feelings:15 Years of Adewale Adenle's Socio-Political Cartoons. Adewale Adenle. Lagos, Nigeria: Artquake. A 200- page book documenting my published satire and cartoons on Nigeria/global socio- political issues (1986- 2002). 


2012                       “Rochester Institute of Technology, N.Y-Future Faculty Career Exploration Program”

                                This is a 5-day all expense paid trip to Rochester, New York. Program include an opportunity to share my

                                current scholarship in a presentation with faculty, students, department chairs, and administrators 

2011                       “A Day With The Artist Program,” Ogden Museum of Southern Arts, New Orleans, LA

                               This is a 4-day mixed-media workshop I conducted, involving public schools (6-12 grades). Grant provided

                                by Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority in conjunction with the Arts Council of New Orleans, LA

2010                        Most Outstanding Artist, National Conference of Artists, New Orleans Chapter, LA                         

                                The Dean’s Special Outstanding Award, Southern University at New Orleans, LA

                                Graduate Fellowship and Teaching Assistantship, Miami University, Oxford, OH, (2010- 2012)

2009                        The Kennedy Center; Artists as Educators Grant/Workshop, Acadiana Center for the Arts, Lafayette, LA

2007                        Award of Honor -Boardwalk Art Show, CACV, Virginia Beach, VA

2006                        Award of Merit -Boardwalk Art Show, CACV, Virginia Beach, VA

                                Best of Show Award- New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival, LA

2005                        Most Unique Art Award- New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival, LA

2004                        Artists as Entrepreneurs, Arts Council of New Orleans, LA

2004                        Mayor’s Choice Award, National Art Program- New Orleans, Louisiana

                                Merit Award, New Orleans Satchmo Art Show

2000                        Reuters Foundation Fellowship, U.K., News Graphics Travel Award

                                Universidad de Navarra, Pamplona, Spain; Show Don’t Tell workshop

1999                        Rotary International Recognition, outstanding service- District 9110 Repr.

1998                        Rotary International (D9110) Youth Leadership Award

1998/1999                Nigerian Media Merit Award Commendation (Best Cartoonist –“97/ “98)

1994                        Guinness Award. Outstanding works of art (Unity through Art)

                               Most Creative Award, Rotaract District 9110 of Rotary International

1991                        1st Prize Winner, Academy Press national visual art competition, Nigeria

1990                        Merit Award, Academy Press national visual art competition, Nigeria


2014                       Longwood University, Farmville, VA (March 21, 2014) Title: Deconstructing Dualities in Political Construct

2013                       Xavier University of Louisiana, Confucius Institute, New Orleans, LA - (Thursday, May 9)

                              Title: Managing Traditional African Art in The West: Synthesis of Exclusions and Inclusions

2013                       Amarillo College, Amarillo, TX - 2013 Art Showcase Juror and Visiting Artist Speaker. (Thursday, Apr. 25)

                              Title: Infiltrations- Colors and Contours of Political Penetrations

2012                       Rochester Institute of Technology, College of Imaging Arts & Sciences, Rochester, NY (Thursday, Sept. 20)

                              Title: Pipe Dreams and Realities- Contrasting Duality in Socio-Political Construct

2012                       Texas Tech University, School of Art, Lubbock, TX Visiting Artist Lecture (Thursday, Oct. 18)

                              Title: Deconstructing Dualities in Socio-Political Construct


2015                         The News Magazine, Lagos, Nigeria –“Adewale Adenle:  History and Art” (Apr. 28), Pgs. 32-36,  By Ademola Adegbamigbe

2013                         Lubbock Avalanche-Journal, Lubbock, TX –“Adenle’s Art Featured at Tech’s Satellite Gallery” (Feb. 28), By Williams Kerns

2013                         The Slatonian, Slaton, TX “Nigerian Artist Escaped For Artistic Freedom”(Feb. 28), Pgs.1 & 4 

2013                         Fox TV, Channel 34, Lubbock, TX “Good Day Lubbock” (Feb. 27), 8.15am 

2009                         Times Picayune, New Orleans, LA “Park Garden Design…”(Aug. 21), Pg.2 

                                Times Picayune, New Orleans, LA “Armstrong Park statue draws criticism.” (Aug. 4) Pg.1

                                Times Picayune, New Orleans, LA “Artist from Africa is at home in NOLA” (Jun. 4) Pg. 1

2008                         2008 Art Annual, (25 years), Amdur Productions, Pg. 20 and 54

2007                         The Advocate Newspaper, Baton Rouge, LA “Arts” (Jan. 22)

                                2007 Art Annual, Amdur Productions, Pg. 54

2006                         Detroit Free Press, MI “Arts; Creating a Storm on Canvas” (Aug. 29) Pg.4c 

                                KHOU- TV (A CBS affiliate), Houston, TX, an interview (Jul. 1)

                                The Virginia Pilot, Virginia Beach, VA  “Eye for Art” (Jun. 17) Pg. E1 & E5

                                Atlanta Journal Constitution, Atlanta, GA  “City's Spirit Captured in Diverse Media” (Apr. 9)

2005                         The Shreveport Times, Shreveport, LA  “Local Gallery features Black Artists” (Feb.15.)                             

                                Times Picayune, New Orleans, LA  “City Art Show Paints Portraits of Kinship”, (Jan. 6) B1

2005                         KPLC-TV, Lake Charles, Louisiana, USA, Interview on (Jul. 17)

2002                         The News Magazine, Nigeria “The Way We Are” (April 22) Pg. 4 

                                This Day, Nigeria “When Cartoons Tell the Stories” (Apr. 4) Pg. 48 

                                This Day, Nigeria “A Place for the Art in Democracy” (Mar. 31) Pg. 24 

                                The Guardian, Nigeria “ Cartoons, Satirical Statement…” (Feb. 18.) Pg.79

2001                         This Day, Nigeria. “15 years of Mixed Feelings” (Jun. 17) Pg. 31 

                                 Vanguard, Nigeria. “A review of Adenle's cartoon years” (Jan.18) Pg. 28 

                                 Media Rights Monitor, “History Recorded in Pencil” (Dec. Edition.) Pg. 28

                                 Eko Today, Nigeria “Adewale Adenle's Mixed Feelings” (Dec. 11) Pg. 23 

                                 National Interest, Nigeria “Strokes of a Social Critic” (Nov. 25) Pg. 35 

                                 The Comet, Nigeria “The Postmaster Comes with Feelings” (Nov. 19) Pg. 37

2000                          Todays News Today, Nigeria “It's Been Mixed Feelings” (Nov.13) Pg. 3                         

                                 Sunday Punch, Nigeria “What is in a cartoon?” (Nov.12) Pg. 28 

                                 Saturday Champion, Nigeria “Adenle Launches Mixed Feelings” (Nov. 11) Pg. 28                                 

                                 The Post Express, Nigeria “I Speak Gloriously with Colour” (Mar. 18) Pg. 22

1997                          The Post Express, Nigeria “ A Peep into Adenle's Studio” (Jul. 13) Pg. 32 

1995                          Daily Times, Nigeria  “ Thoughts Came Alive” (Apr. 4) Pg. 26                                                                        

1994                          Evening Times, Nigeria. “ Guinness Unites Through Art, (Apr. 26) Pg. 2 


                                Liberty Bank/ Alden McDonalds, New Orleans, LA

                                Richard Singletary (Singletary Museum of Arts), Portsmouth, VA

                                Ritz Carlton Hotel/ Stewart Juneau, New Orleans, LA

                                Ashe Cultural Arts Centre, New Orleans, LA

                                Ed Gordon, A radio and BET Presenter, MI

                                City of Buffalo Grove, IL

                                The City of New Orleans, LA, (7ft.x11ft. Congo Square Sculpture) Louis Armstrong Park, New Orleans  

                                Chief Ernest Sonekan, Former President of Nigeria

                                National Museum, Lagos, Nigeria

                                The Lagos State Government, Nigeria/ Governor Bola Tinubu


                                College Art Association, (CAA) USA

                                National Conference of Artists, New Orleans Chapter

                                Cartoonists Rights Network International, VA


2012                         Elected into Phi Kapha Phi honor society, Miami University, Oxford, OH

1988-2002                 Member, Nigerian Union of Journalists (NUJ)

  • Vice Chairman, NUJ, TNT Chapter, 1995-96

  • Chairman, Photo and Arts Committee, NUJ, Lagos State Chapter, 1996-97

  • Vice Chairman, NUJ, The Post Express Chapter, 1997-98 (Chairman, 1998- 99)                                                                                              2002                Member, Rotary International (District 9110)

Rotary was founded in 1905 in Evanston, IL. The 1.2 million Rotarians who make up more than 34,000    

                                   Rotary clubs in nearly every country in the world share a dedication to the ideal of Service Above Self.

                                   Between 1988-2002,  I participated in many philanthropic programs in schools, clinics, homeless shelters

                                   and many communities, while serving in various official capacities including the following:

  • Member/Editor, Rotary Club of Akowonjo, D9110. 2000- 2002

  • Invited as a Panelist by the Rotary International President, Carlo Ravizza, to the Rotary International

   Convention, Buenos Aires- Argentina (2000)

  • Invited as a Panelist by the Rotary International President, James Lacy, to the Rotary International

   Convention, Singapore (1999)

  • District Rotaract Representative (Received the Rotary International President-James Lacy,

   Commendation) 1998-1999

  • District Officer (Served in many capacities) 1993-2000

  • President, Rotaract Club of Idimu, D9110. 1992-1993

1990-1991                President, Art & Design Students Association, Yaba College of Technology, Lagos, Nigeria


                               Digital Media: Adobe Photoshop CS4, Adobe Illustrator CS4, Adobe/PowerPoint/Keynote,

                                                            Microsoft Words and PDF,

                                Technical:       Woodworking including creative veneering and wood bending, sculpture,

                                                        and handling of many technical tools. 

                                                            Museum and Gallery Administration. 

                                   Resource:       Resource Person on Yoruba/African traditional arts, culture, and practice  



                                   La Belle Gallery, New Orleans, LA

                                   Nicole Gallery, Chicago, IL

                                   Peachtree Gallery, Lubbock, TX



                                   Fluent in (writing, reading, speaking) Yoruba and English languages




Adéwálé Solomon Adénlé


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