David Ụzọchukwu (b.1998) is an Austrian-Nigerian artist engaging with longing and belonging through (self) portraiture. He currently pursues a BA in Philosophy and Cultural Studies at HU Berlin.


20.05-02.10.2022 The New Black Vanguard, Fotografiska, Stockholm, Sweden.

28.10.2022-22.01.2023 The New Black Vanguard, Saatchi Gallery, London, UK. 

08.12.2022-08.02.2023 Bamako Encounters - African Biennale of Photography, Bamako, Mali.


2022  I Sing The Body Electric, Dune Alpin, NY, USA.

2022 But I'm Awake. Kampnagel (in cooperation with Deichtorhallen and Phototriennale Hamburg), Hamburg, Germany.

2022 CPH:DOX INTER:ACTIVE, Kunsthal Charlottenborg, Copenhagen, Denmark

2021 Prix Pictet, V&A, London, UK.

2021 Reframing History, Photo Vogue Festival, Milan, Italy

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

2019 Unseen, Amsterdam, Netherlands

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

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

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

2016 Dey Your Lane! Bozar, Brussels, Belgium

2014 FOM Foto Maastricht, 6211 kunstkwartier, Maastricht, Netherlands


The Wedge Collection, Collection Pictet, MuPho


2022 CNN Style 

2022 The Guardian

2021 Vogue Italia 

2021 Autograph 

2020 Artist Decoded 

2020 BJP 

2014 D'Lëtzebuerger Land


Eshun, Ekow, In the Black Fantastic, Thames & Hudson,  2022

Prix Pictet, fire, teNeues, 2021

Durant, Mark Alice, Running Falling Flying Floating Crawling, Saint Lucy Books, 2020


2022 Nomination: Foam Paul Huf

2021 British Fashion Council NEW WAVE: Creatives

2021 Shortlist: Prix Pictet 

2020 British Journal of Photography: One to Watch 

2020 Futures

2020 Pixels, Bytes & Film - Artist in Residence 

2019 Nomination: ICP Infinity Award - Emerging Photographer

2019 CPH:LAB 

2015 Flickr - 20 under 20 

2014 EyeEm - Photographer of the Year

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