Ayo Akingbade is an artist and filmmaker born in Hackney, she lives and works in London. Ayo studied film at the London College of Communication. In her work she experiments with a range of media, much of her present focus is embedded in daily lives of subjects and psychogeography.
Ayo's first short film, In Ur Eye (2015) premiered at the London Short Film Festival. Ayo produced, directed and edited Tower XYZ (2016), a short film which speaks to the imagined future of a young woman and her reflections on the ever-changing city of London under the STOP PLAY RECORD initiative (2015-2018). The film received a Special Mention Award at International Short Film Festival, Oberhausen and won the inaugural Sonja Savic Award at Alternative Film/Video Festival. She is a recipient of the 2018 Sundance Institute Ignite Fellowship for emerging filmmakers. Her new film Street 66 (2018) is about Brixtonite housing activist Dora Boatemah, which premiered at International Film Festival Rotterdam and screened at the Institute of Contemporary Arts (ICA) in London. Ayo has been selected for Bloomberg New Contemporaries (cohort 2018).