Ayo Akingbade
AYO AKINGBADE   bio


Ayo Akingbade is a British Nigerian artist and filmmaker. She lives and works in London.
 
'Tower XYZ' (2016) speaks to the imagined future of a young woman and her reflections on the ever-changing city of London commissioned and produced by Chisenhale Gallery and Institute of Contemporary Arts as part of Stop Play Record. In 2017, 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) premiered at International Film Festival Rotterdam, the film profiles Brixtonite housing activist Theodora Boatemah MBE and her influence on the regeneration of Angell Town Estate. Both films exhibited at Bloomberg New Contemporaries (2018). 'A is for Artist' (2018) a reflective autobiographical piece commissioned by ICA premiered at BFI London Film Festival. Akingbade is a recipient of the Sundance Ignite Fellowship.