Yinka will exhibit her most recent body of work, Freedom Cups, during the 2018 National Council on Education for the Ceramic Arts (NCECA) Conference in Pittsburgh, PA. The conference, which runs March 14-17, 2018, will attract an estimated 5,000 ceramic artists, collectors, and curators from around the world. Entitled FUNK: American Dada, the exhibition will be held at the Manchester Craftmen's Guild in Pittsburgh, PA. She will debut Freedom Cups, her most recent body of work featuring a series of ceramic cups imprinted with Underground Railroad codes. "My vision is to use these cups to incite conversations about the reverberations of slavery and current struggles for freedom. Participation in this exhibition serves as an extension of my social change practice, enabling me to seek community impact through public engagement of my artwork."
Yinka’s attendance at the conference in-person will allow her to make connections with artists and arts institutions in the Pittsburgh area, and seek opportunities for future partnerships and collaborations.