Monilola Olayemi Ilupeju









My Mourning Routine 2019 | Ad
35 min.
2019
Performance at PS120 Berlin


Waking up as a disorienting experience; the mo(u)rning routine as a way to repossess the self and grieve the losses in its wake.

...slippers, glass of water, toothbrush, partially unread prayer text from my mother, yoga, warm shower, vaseline, a gifted Nike™ sneaker filled with saliva and toothpaste, journaling, meditation, breakfast…

"Composure can be seen as the deferral, a kind of self holding that keeps open the possibility of finding an environment in which the composure itself could be relinquished [...] Composure seeks its negation." Adam Phillips, On Kissing Tickling, and Being Bored


Selected Text Messages from Mom:





March 4 2019


Beloved, as you step into this new day/week, the Lord Almighty will put a new song in your mouth this new month. He will supply all your needs according to His riches in glory. He will prosper the works of your hands. Jehovah will keep you from all evil. The Lord God will increase your joy and glory. You will not experience any form of setback. Every road block on your way to fulfillment will be destroyed by the fire of the Holy Ghost. Strangers will not rule over you and your land. Uncommon favor will locate you. God will give you rest from life troubles in Jesus Mighty Name. Amen!!🙏🏿🙏🏿🙏🏿

Good morning

Have a blessed week





July 24 2019

As the onions get fresher with the unfolding of each layer, every new day in your life will unfold with fresh testimonies of God's goodness, favor and blessings. The Lord will open doors of testimonies for you, and from today I pray that the divine help, favor, mercy, and grace of God will always find and locate you. God's Mercy will cover you, and your breakthrough in life is irreversible, I proclaim that the heaven and the earth will cooperate to respond to your needs, your voice will attract every good thing God has created for your good. The land you dwell in shall bless you; and you will eat the good of the land. Everything will go well for you in the Mighty Name of Jesus, Amen. Good evening!

Have a wonderful Wednesday!!




April 10, 2019:


I pray that God shall calm every storm that is raging in your life and give you a supernatural peace. God is opening doors for you that no man can shut. Stop worrying about how it will work out, God has You, His Grace speaks, Grace elevates, Grace distinguishes, Grace repositions, Grace makes  great, Grace never suffers disgrace, Grace paves way, Grace gives  strength. When there is a casting down God's Grace brings unbelievable lifting. You will enjoy the Abundance of God's Grace today and it shall be well with you in Jesus mighty name, Amen. May His Grace go before you today and evermore. Good afternoon!  Have a fabulous Wednesday!!

Shalom!!!




March 26, 2019


I pray for you this morning that:

The Creator of heaven and earth will  help you achieve the impossible. You will not just survive in the land of the living, but you will be a rallying point for the greater good of your generation.

Exo 12:13; "And when I see the blood, I will pass over you" Calamity will pass over you, failure will pass over you, sickness, infirmities, bad luck, pain and every evil counsel from the pit of hell shall pass over you, because they shall surely see the blood of Jesus upon your head.

Your joy will not be once upon a time, victory songs will not cease from your mouth, each new day will bring you to the fullness of your destiny in Jesus name, Amen.

Good mI pray for you this morning that: The Creator of heaven and earth will  help you achieve the impossible. You will not just survive in the land of the living, but you will be a rally point for the greater good of your generation. Exo 12:13; "And when I see the blood, I will pass over you" Calamity will pass over you, failure will pass over you, sickness, infirmities, bad luck, pain and every evil counsel from the pit of hell shall pass over you, because they shall surely see the blood of Jesus upon your head. Your joy will not be once upon a time, victory songs will not cease from your mouth, each new day will bring you to the fullness of your destiny in Jesus name, Amen. Good afternoon.

Have a glorious Tuesday!!




March 18 2019

Beloved, as a new day begins, the voice of rejoicing and good news shall be heard always in your home. May this day mark the beginning of a new thing in your life.

The good Lord will supply your needs and grant you your heart desires. He will move you from power to power, from favor to favor, from grace to grace and from glory to glory.

The grace for good health, success progress, prosperity, breakthrough and long life shall rest permanently upon you in the mighty mame of Jesus Christ. The Lord will open your eyes to divine direction for complete breakthrough in Jesus' name.

Amen! Shalom!👏🏿👏🏿👏🏿

Good afternoon, have an awesome time in his presence today!




March 13, 2019

As the day begins with the bright morning Sun, so is the love of the Father continually radiating on His children. I pray that God's love rests on you today. I pray that the protection of God be with you always. I pray that the eyes of God almighty watches over you today. I pray that as Ester got favor from the king, so will you get favor from God Almighty. As Daniel was protected from the lions so will God protect you. May you be established firm as a rock always in the presence of the Father now and forever. Amen. Good afternoon!

Have a Great Wednesday!!Shalom!!!




February 28, 2019:


This lovely day, the Angels of the Living God shall keep and protect you from all evil and destiny wasters. The Mighty Hand of God shall be against every sickness, oppression, delay, limitations and poverty in your life, God shall direct your steps to be at the right place, at the right time, and to connect with the right people. He will establish you in every good work and you shall be far from oppression and from terror. The Lord will empower you for promotion, increase, and prosper you in all areas of your life in Jesus mighty name, Amen.

Good morning beloved.

Have a fruitful Thursday!!!




November 29, 2017


Beloved, I decree into your life this new day, God will hear the smallest whisper your heart desires, He will publicly on our you and reposition you for greater things. As you journey through life today, God will set an invisible border around you, He will be a shield and a defence for you, your family and possessions to make you too hot for the enemies to handle, helpers shall be raised in your favour from the four corners of the world. Mercy, grace, favour and prosperity will all be yours this new day in Jesus mighty name. Good morning & have a wonderful midweek….




December 21 2017


You will not walk to death as you are going out this morning. The Holy Spirit will be your guide, His grace will be sufficient for you. The hand of God will touch your situation today, and your experience will change positively. This beautiful morning, I pray that the grace of our Heavenly Father that makes the day break will make you break new grounds with ease and beyond your imagination today. Your hopes, good dreams and glorious expectations will surely manifest and translate fully to testimonies. Amen. Good morning have a blessed and glorious day IJN.




Dec 24, 2017


In the remaining days of this year, nothing will threaten your peace, nothing will break your heart, nothing will deflate your faith, nothing will steal your joy, nothing will take away all you have gathered and achieved this year, may the Lord be your shield and protect all that He has deposited and given to you in Jesus mighty name. Amen. Good Morning.




Dec 19, 2017


Beloved are you telling yourself you can’t accomplish your dreams, you don’t have connections, you’re too old, it’s too late, or you’ve made too many mistakes? Don’t let your own voice of doubt drown out the voice of God. What are you expecting this day? Your expectation sets the direction and tone for your life. Expect to see God move mightily on your behalf. God is the God of might and miracle. He is the God of power and patience, Grace and glory, hope and healing, life and liberty. God is your Lord and saviour, and He wants you to have a miracle today. Defeat is not an option. The victory is ours through Christ our Lord, and so shall it be for us in Jesus name, Amen. Good morning! Have a victorious Wednesday!! Shalom!!




April 2, 2019


I Do Not Leave “‘I saw the Lord always before me, for he is at my right hand that may not be shaken’” (Acts 2:25).

Daughter I pour my light into you. I guide you and do not leave you. I have good plans for your life. I love when you step toward Me to Realise them.

There is discouragement along the way— and distraction, too. But I keep walking ahead, and I reach out my hand, and I do not forsake you. I do not abandon you. The path is filled with rock that can cause you to stumble— and weeds that entangle and attempt to trip you up. But I clear the path, in the midst of difficulty and sometimes rocky roads.

I clear the path.

My  voice in you, these whispers to your heart, my words a blade of truth that swipes away uncertainty and doubt. Walk in the way I’ve prepared you, this way full of twists and turns and hills and valleys, deserts and lush mountain-scapes. I’ve walked this path.  I walk it with you. How could I leave you?

You were made for this— to be with Me, walk ing this path, the path we walk together. Faith is not knowing the details of what the future holds, but trusting Me to be with you in it.

So keep walking with Me, in fait, along the path I’ve prepared just for you, that is where you will cling to Me most tightly, where you will feel my gaze steadfast upon you, when I will hold you.

Daughter, I never let you go.









Monilola Olayemi Ilupeju is a transdisciplinary Nigerian-American artist and writer living in Berlin. She graduated from New York University in 2018 where she studied Studio Art (Honors Studio) and Social and Cultural Analysis, the latter of which focused on the intersections of race and cultural studies, gender and sexuality studies, philosophy, sociology, and political science. The knowledge acquired in these fields continues to inform her practice today. She is also an alumna of the Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture, Class of 2018.