David Uzochukwu is an Austrian-Nigerian photographer. In his teenage years, he delved into self portraiture. He pursues fantastical and raw visuals, speaking on resilience and belonging: digitally reconfigured landscapes become a refuge for stripped down bodies seeming both strong and vulnerable. Uzochukwu has exhibited at Bozar (BE), Lagos Photo Festival (NG), Off Biennale Dakar (SN), Photo Vogue Festival (IT), and Unseen Amsterdam (NL). He currently studies philosophy in Berlin.”

 

 

Group Exhibitions

UPCOMING

October 14th to 17th, 2012, 1-54 Contemporary African Art Fair  - London

October 15 to 24, 2021. Athens International Film and Video Festival. Athens, Ohio, USA (Götterdämmerung)

2021

July 4 to September 26, 2021. The New Black Vanguard. Rencontres d'Arles. Arles, France. 

2020

"Family Reunion" - 1-54 Contemporary African Art Fair  - London

Photo London Digital 

2019

Unseen Photo Festival, selected works Drown In My Magic series

"A Glitch In The System: deconstructing stereotypes” - PhotoVogue Festival / Nov14th-17th ((Milan)

“Pluton: artists in Lagos” premiering at AKAA art fair & design - Paris / Nov 9th-11th

“Liquid Thunder”, Monom Funkhauss (Berlin) with sound installation by William Russell

“Drown In My Magic” premiering at Unseen Amsterdam

 

2018

"Embracing Diversity" - Photo Vogue Festival

"When Ethics Meets Aesthetics" - Leica Gallery (Milan) curated by Vogue Italia

"Bridge: La Villa Rouge" - Dak'art Off Biennale

"Songes D'Hier, Rêverie Du Présent" - Musée De La Photographie De St Louis, Sénégal

 

2017

'Where Future Beats' - Casello Ovest di Porta Venezia. Venice, Italy

"Portraits" - Brussels Photo Festival, Hangar Art Center (

 

2016

'Rituals and Performance: Inherent Risk' - Lagos Photo Festival. Lagos, Nigeria

'Dey Your Lane!' - Bozar. Brussels, Belgium. 

'Whispering Stills' - Never Apart. Montréal, Canada

'Africa Salon' - Yale School of Art. New Haven, Connecticut

'Unlocked' - ATOPOS CVC. Athens, Greece 

The Societies of Photographers Convention. London, United Kingdom

 

2015

'Photoshop 25 under 25' - Adobe Max 2015: Los Angeles Convention Center. Los Angeles, California

‘Future London’ - theprintspace. London, United Kingdom

‘EyeEm Festival’ - 

Haus der Universität. Düsseldorf, Germany; 

Soho House Toronto. Toronto, Canada; 

Openhouse Gallery. New York, New York

 

2014

'iGNANT x Fantastic Frank: A Living Room' - Fantastic Frank Showroom. Berlin, Germany

‘Interstices by Quadri #4’ - Galerie Quadri. Brussels, Belgium

‘Flickr: 20 Under 20’ - Milk Studios. New York, New York

‘Supersize Yourself with WhiteWall’ - Photokina. Cologne, Germany

‘EyeEm Festival’ - 

Roppongi Hills. Tokyo, Japan; 

Tokyo Institute of Photography. Tokyo, Japan; 

Art Basel Miami: The Lab. Miami, Florida; 

EyeEm Studio. San Francisco, California; 

NUMA. Paris, France; 

Alte Teppichfabrik. Berlin, Germany

‘FOM Foto Maastricht’ - 6211 kunstkwartier. Maastricht, The Netherlands

  

HONORS

2021

Prix Pictet shorlist

Max Ophüls Preis, Short Film Competition (Götterdämmerung)

2020

Photo London Emerging Photographer Award (Shortlist)

British Journal Of Photography, Ones To Watch

Futures, British Journal Of Photography nominee

Europa im Film - Jury Award 

2019

Cph: lab participant

 ICP Infinity Award - Emerging Photographer (Nomination) 

 

2015

Canon x Exhibitr Student Photography Award

 

2014

EyeEm Photographer of the Year

Flickr 20 Under 20

Flickr 20 Under 20 Audience Choice Award: Best Technique

 

Public Talks

2019

Berlin Photo Week Conference with William Russell

Unseen Amsterdam: “Fluidity of the image” with Elizabeth Gabrielle Lee, Joana Choumali, modarated by Anna-Kaisa Rastenberger

2018

Us By Night, Antewerp, 

Apple Store, Regent Str. - London

2017

"Extra Fort" projection night, Recyclart - Brussels

2014

'Show & Tell' - EyeEm Festival. Berlin, Germany