ABOUT

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.

ONGOING, UPCOMING

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

10.08-28.08.2022 But I'm Awake. Identity, Vulnerability, and Empowerment, Internationales Sommerfestival, Kampnagel (in cooperation with Haus der Photographie/Deichtorhallen and Phototriennale Hamburg), Hamburg, Germany.

20.10-20.12.2022 Bamako Encounters - African Biennale of Photography, Bamako, Mali.

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


SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS + SCREENINGS

2022

The Upshot of Trans-Affective Solidarity, Torrance Art Museum, Los Angeles, US

The New Black Vanguard, MBAL, Le Locle, Switzerland

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

Prix Pictet,  Luma Westbau, Zürich, Switzerland


2021 

Prix Pictet, V&A, London, UK.

Prix Pictet, Tokyo Photographic Art Museum, Tokyo, Japan

Back in the Day is our Future, Melkweg Expo, Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Reframing History, Photo Vogue Festival, Milan, Italy

Les nouveaux romantiques, 3537, Paris, France

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


2019 

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

Unseen, Amsterdam, Netherlands

Liquid Thunder, Monom, Funkhaus. Berlin, Germany


2018 

Embracing Diversity, Photo Vogue Festival, Milan, Italy

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

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

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


2017 

Portraits, Hangar, Brussels, Belgium

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


2016 

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

Dey Your Lane! Bozar, Brussels, Belgium

Whispering Stills, Never Apart, Montréal, Canada

Unlocked, Atopos CVC,  Athens, Greece 


2014 

Flickr: 20 under 20, Milk Studios, New York, USA

FOM Foto Maastricht, 6211 kunstkwartier, Maastricht, Netherlands

PRESS

2022 CNN / The Guardian

2021 Vogue Italia / Autograph 

2020  Artist Decoded / BJP 

2014 D'Lëtzebuerger Land


PERMANENT COLLECTIONS

The Wedge Collection, Collection Pictet, MuPho


HONORS

2022

Nomination: Foam Paul Huf


2021 

British Fashion Council NEW WAVE: Creatives

Shortlist: Prix Pictet 


2020 

Shortlist: Photo London Emerging Photographer Award

British Journal of Photography: One to Watch 

Futures

Pixels, Bytes & Film - Artist in Residence 


2019 

Nomination: ICP Infinity Award - Emerging Photographer

CPH:LAB 


2015 

Adobe - 25 under 25  

Flickr - 20 under 20 


2014 

EyeEm - Photographer of the Year

Using Format