Ayo Akingbade is an artist and filmmaker born in Hackney and 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 has since produced, directed and edited Tower XYZ (2016), a short film exploring iconic London tower blocks and reflecting on the nature of the city, as part of STOP PLAY RECORD. The film received a Special Mention Award at International Short Film Festival, Oberhausen and won the inaugural Sonja Savic Award. 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 recently screened at the Institute of Contemporary Arts (ICA) in London.