Ayo Akingbade is a British Nigerian artist and filmmaker who lives and works in London. She experiments with a range of material, drawing attention to the psychogeographic realities of everyday life.
Tower XYZ (2016) speaks to the imagined future of a young woman and her reflections on the ever-changing city of London produced 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, Belgrade. Street 66 (2018) is about Brixtonite housing activist Theodora Boatemah MBE and her influence on the regeneration of Angell Town Estate. It premiered at International Film Festival Rotterdam and has screened at venues and festivals that include Sheffield Doc/Fest and Institute of Contemporary Arts (ICA) in London. A is for Artist (2018) a short film commissioned by ICA will premiere in the Experimenta strand at BFI London Film Festival.
Akingbade is a recipient of the Sundance Ignite Fellowship (2018) and Bloomberg New Contemporaries (2018).