David Ụzọchukwu (b. 1998) is an Austrian and Nigerian artist. Their work roots in self portraiture and questions (be)longing.

It has has been exhibited at Bozar (BE), Unseen Amsterdam (NL), Lagos Photo (NG), and three editions of Photo Vogue Festival (IT). His series IN THE WAKE was shortlisted for Prix Pictet, and will be shown at V&A Museum (UK) and TOP Museum (JP). Ụzọchukwu's work is part of the permanent collection of MuPho (SN).

After collaborations with FKA twigs and Iris van Herpen, Ụzọchukwu was included in  „The New Black Vanguard“ at Rencontres d’Arles (FR), and British Fashion Council’s NEW WAVE: Creatives in 2021. 

His first short film GÖTTERDÄMMERUNG (2021) is followed up by film installation CIVIL DUSK (2022), developed at CPH:LAB.

Ụzọchukwu pursues a BA in Philosophy and Cultural Studies at Humboldt-University in Berlin. 

Ongoing, Upcoming

29.10 - 5.12.2021 Back in the Day is our Future. Group show. Melkweg Expo. Amsterdam, The Netherlands. 

20.11.2021 - 23.01.2022 Prix Pictet. Group show. Tokyo Photographic Art Museum. Tokyo, Japan.

15.12.2021 - 09.01.2022 Prix Pictet. Group show. Victoria and Albert Museum. London, UK.

2022 Exhibition walkthrough: Zanele Muholi. Gropius Bau. Berlin, Germany

Selected Group Shows

2021 Photo Vogue Festival. Group show. Milan, Italy

2021  Les nouveaux romantiques. 3537. Paris, France. 

2021 The New Black Vanguard. Rencontres d'Arles. Arles, France. 

2019 A Glitch in the System. Photo Vogue Festival. Milan, Italy

2019 Unseen. Amsterdam, Netherlands

2019 Liquid Thunder. Monom, Funkhaus. Berlin, Germany

2018 Embracing Diversity. Photo Vogue Festival. Milan, Italy

2018 Vogue Italia: When Ethics Meets Aesthetics. Leica Galerie. Milan, Italy

2018 Off Biennale Dakar: Bridge. La Villa Rouge. Dakar, Senegal

2018 Songes d’Hier, Rêveries du Présent. MuPho de Saint-Louis. Saint-Louis, Senegal

2017 Portraits. Hangar. Brussels, Belgium

2017 Where Future Beats. Casello Ovest di Porta Venezia. Venice, Italy 

2016 Rituals and Performance: Inherent Risk. Lagos Photo Festival. Lagos, Nigeria

2016 Dey Your Lane! Bozar. Brussels, Belgium

2016 Whispering Stills. Never Apart. Montréal, Canada

2016 Unlocked. Atopos CVC.  Athens, Greece 

2014 Flickr: 20 under 20. Milk Studios. New York, New York

2014 FOM Foto Maastricht. 6211 kunstkwartier. Maastricht, Netherlands


2021 Vogue Italia

2021 Autograph 

2020 Aperture 

2020 Creative Review 

2020 Artist Decoded 

2020 BJP 

2019 Indie

2018 Kinfolk 

2018 i-D 

2017 It's Nice That 

2017 Dazed 

2017 Okayafrica

2015 EyeEm

2014 D'Lëtzebuerger Land

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