B. 1998

 

Growing up in Austria, Luxembourg, and Belgium, he delved into self portraiture early on.

Uzochukwu developed a digital practice, focussing on being othered, vulnerability, and the slightly surreal.

 

Often, his subjects are reflected in - or merge with - the nature that surrounds them.  Lone introspection and devotion to something larger than themselves exist simultaneously.

 

He has collaborated with artists like Little Dragons, FKA twigs and Pharrell, been comissioned by Nike, Dior, and Hermès, and has exhibited at Bozar, Photo Vogue Festival, and Lagos Photo Festival.

 

He is working towards his first degree in Philosophy at HU Berlin.

 

 

Group Exhibitions

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

  

AWARDS

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

2018

Us By Night, Antewerp, 

Apple Store, Regent Str. - London

 

2017

"Extra Fort" projection night, Recyclart - Brussels

 

2014

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