Biography

Àsìkò is a UK based Nigerian conceptual artist who explores his ideas within the medium of photography, mixed media and film.

The narratives told through his images are an anthology of his emotional experiences and its intersection with culture and identity.

Representation

Àsìkò is currently represented by MTArt Agency in London.



Àsìkò

Asiko x Vuse 'The Creative Hustle'

Artist Statement

Àsìkò is a conceptual photographer whose practice is anchored by the interpolation of his emotional experiences as a Nigerian born (and raised) British citizen, into a life-long, cultural and spiritual exploration of his Yoruba heritage. His work is motivated by a drive for greater self-awareness, authentic creative expression and therefore the development of a visual language that articulates new ways to understand the liberatory possibilities of African diasporic identity. 

As such Asiko’s work is aspirational. His images, initiated by internal dialogue, seek to instigate public conversations with the audience about the African way of life and inherently his Yoruba culture. 

PRESS

Feature in Theatre Weekly on New Artwork for Royal Shakespeare Company

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The Guardian 

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Glass Magazine feature on New Public Art Exhibition  'Of Myth and Legend'

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Country and Townhouse Magazine feature on New Public Art Exhibition 'Of Myth and Legend'

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St James feature on New Public Art Exhibition 'The Woman in the Photograph'

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Financial Times How To Spend It

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Royal Society of Photography Award Final Shortlist 2021

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The Rencontres d'Arles Photoslam Final Selection 2021

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Lensculture Critics Choice

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Interview Goals House with United Nations General Assembly

Feature on BBC News

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Mastercard Feature

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Elle decoration

Editorial feature on GUP Magazine

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Griot Magazine Feature

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Omenka in conversation with Asiko

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Huffington Post feature

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Fresh Eyes Talent 2020

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Essence Magazine feature

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Important and Recent Exhibitions

Solo public exhibition 'The Woman in the Photograph'

Nov 2021

St James Market Pavilion, London, UK

The ING Discerning Eye Exhibition

Nov 2021 

Pall Mall Galleries, London, UK

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New Era for Humanity 2021

Marvilla Art District (MAD)  Lisbon, Portugal

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Now, Now | Contemporary Art 2021

Tafeta Gallery, London, UK

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Art Paris 2020

Grand Palais, Paris, France

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Origines 2020

Online Exhibition

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Solo exhibition 'Conversations' 2018

Gallery of African Art, London, UK

Feature on Obatala

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Solo exhibition 'The Adorned Series' 2016

Rele Gallery, Lagos, Nigeria

Feature on Asiri Magazine

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Using Format